Since April of 2015 I've been leading AEDP training here in Ithaca.

My original goal was twofold: I wanted to build a community of colleagues who share my enthusiasm for the remarkable transformative power of Diana Fosha's Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy. I am also so passionate about the power of AEDP to heal, that I want to help stimulate interest and help therapists learn the basic skills of AEDP locally. Several members of the groups are finding their experience with AEDP so rewarding that they are travelling to New York, Boston, and even San Francisco to learn from AEDP Institute faculty. (Please note: I am an AEDP Certified therapist and supervisor, but not a member of the AEDP faculty. Hours spent in my trainings supply hours towards AEDP Certification, and they earn CEUs)

Since the first group began in 2015, three more cohorts of AEDP learners have joined the AEDP community here in Central New York State, and two thriving ongoing groups continue to meet twice a month. Members of all groups range in experience from relatively "new" clinicians to very seasoned therapists. They share a devotion to their clients, and a desire to offer the most effective treatment possible. As people learn the skills of AEDP, they report that not only are their sessions with clients more productive and engaging, but they see remarkable shifts in their own personal lives. As we use the skills of AEDP, we grow our capacity for authentic presence with others.

If this sounds interesting to you, and you are a member of a healing profession where such skills might be useful, please contact me. I continue to offer introductory trainings and skill-building modules of AEDP.


Combined 1&2 Group: 2018: 1/12, 1/26, 2/9, 2/23, 3/9, 3/23, 4/6, 4/20, 5/4, 6/15, July 13, 27, August 3, 17, September 14, 28....  October 12, 26; November 9, 23

"Regular" Supervision group: 2018: 1/3, 1/17, 1/31, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28.... 10/3, 10/17, 10/31;11/14, 11/28

AEDP Supervision group: 2018: 1/5, 1/19, 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/16,....5/25, .....10/5, 10/19

AEDP Training group 4: 2018; will re-start May 23 then June 27... October 10, 24, November 7, 21;.

STEVE SHAPIRO PhD Training: all day, Saturday November 10, 9:00-4:00

ALL-AEDP QUARTERLY RETREAT!! FRIDAY December 7th OR Friday December 21....Mark your calendar! 

Note: Hours in training garner CEUs. Hours in AEDP supervision earn credits towards AEDP Certification.

Please check here for changes to our meeting schedules

CEUs: Thanks to Family & Children's Service of Ithaca, CEUs are now available for clinicians taking AEDP training with me. Social Workers will be eligible starting in 2016; other licensed mental health professionals beginning in 2017.