7 Hours | 7 CEs

This self-paced professional training Becoming a Transformational Therapist is presented by Jonathan Peretz, PsyD.

Rooted in the short-term psychodynamic tradition but informed by contemporary attachment theory, affective neuroscience, somatic approaches, and transformational studies, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) seeks to help clients traverse difficult emotional and relational experiences to release blocked energy and regain resources. Through lecture, clinical video, and experiential exercises, participants will learn the basic elements of AEDP’s transformational approach and develop a clear understanding of the affective and relational change mechanisms at the heart of this contemporary model. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe how clients recognize and relinquish longstanding patterns of emotional avoidance

  • Describe the Triangle of Experience and AEDP’s “Four States and Three States Transformations” clinical map to conceptualize and guide treatment

  • Describe the affective receptive experience and the client’s sense of feeling felt, seen, and cared about to reduce shame and repair damage to the self

  • Describe nine change mechanisms inherent in AEDP

  • Describe four specific ways to modify AEDP for use with clients whose cultural backgrounds favor emotional restraint

Presented By

Jonathan Peretz, PsyD

Jonathan Peretz earned his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) in January 2001. Since that time, he has taught graduate students at Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium, and Palo Alto University’s Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology. He has also worked on the staff of university counseling services at Livingston College at Rutgers University, University of California at Davis, and the University of California at Berkeley. He is currently Visiting Associate Faculty at Palo Alto University and maintains a part-time private practice in San Francisco.
  • Intended Audience

    This self-paced course is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This self-paced course is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

  • CE / CPD Credit

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  • 1


    • Review Before Proceeding

  • 2


    • Lesson 1 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 3

    Attachment Origins

    • Lesson 2 Video

    • The Effectiveness of AEDP in Private Practice Settings

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 4


    • Lesson 3 Video

    • Transformational Process

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 5

    Receptive Capacity

    • Lesson 4 Video

    • Exercise for Triads

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 6

    Affective Portrayals

    • Lesson 5 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 7


    • Instructions

    • Evaluation

    • Submission Verification

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  • CE Credit

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