The Southeaster Counselor Training Institute is excited to announce the first of a series of specialty continuing education seminars for 2023. This special topics series will focus on exploring themes that relate specifically to the healing power of the therapeutic relationship post Carl Rogers and the humanistic tradition. Contemporary research grounded in attachment theory and neuroscience are expanding our understanding of how people change in exciting and challenging ways. If you want an opportunity to think outside of the box from traditional approaches to change, come join us for a taste of relational/experiential therapy.

The Transformation of Suffering: An Introduction to Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)

   Our first lecture, The Transformation of Suffering-An Introduction to Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy presented by Dr. Karen Tantillo, reflects the integration of the head and the heart in the therapeutic process. Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) is a healing oriented, attachment-based and experiential mind-body psychotherapy that is effective in addressing relational and attachment trauma, engendering resilience, and enhancing a sense of well-being and flourishing (Iwakabe et al, 2022). AEDP translates current neuroscience into moment-to-moment clinical practice that can lead to transformational change. In this workshop, the conceptual framework of AEDP’s healing oriented transformational model will be shared along with excerpts of clinical videotape that demonstrate specific AEDP strategies and interventions.  An opportunity to practice aspects of AEDP, ask questions and reflect on learning will be provided.   By the end of the training, participants will:

  1. Identify 3 components of the theoretical model underpinning AEDP practice


  1. Identify at least four key clinical concepts of the model and the therapeutic stance of AEDP


  1. Explore the phenomenology of the 4 States and 3 State Transformations of AEDP


  1. Practice aspects of AEDP in a structured experiential exercise with opportunity for reflection and “meta-therapeutic processing

ABOUT THE PRESENTER Dr. Tantillo received her Doctorate in Clinical Social Work (DSW) degree from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy and Practice and is a Certified AEDP therapist for the AEDP Institute.  In her clinical practice, Dr. Tantillo provides individual and couples psychotherapy as well as clinical supervision with a focus on relational, trauma-informed, experiential emotion-focused and attachment-based psychotherapy approaches including AEDP and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). ( PRESENTATION DETAILS Who: Karen Tantillo DSW, LCSW When: Friday, March 31, 2023 from 9a -12p Where: Virtual Via Zoom (Live) Fee: 60.00 How: Register at   The Southeastern Counselor Training Institute has been approved by NBCC as an approved continuing education provider, ACEP no. 7077. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Southeastern Counselor Training Institute is solely responsible for all programs. Hope to see you there!, Warmly, Mary and Chinwe, SCTI  

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