117 AEDP in Action

Radically Relational Interventions for Complex Trauma

Clients healing from attachment trauma often say that AEDP “feels different” from other relational approaches. Beyond a commitment to deep engagement, authenticity, and presence, AEDP is explicit and experiential about what unfolds between client and therapist—in bold, courageous, sometimes scary, but ultimately transformative ways. Being brave enough to name and feel what’s happening in the moment—a rupture, fear, the experience of vulnerability, or even feeling understood or accompanied in the midst of powerful emotions—are the building blocks of secure attachment, which can also create new internal bonds between dissociated parts of the self. In this workshop, you’ll discover how to:   

  • Foster experiences that build secure attachment in the therapy dyad from the get-go 
  • Track moment-to-moment relational and emotional experiences, using nonverbals as well as explicit client self-reports 
  • Recognize and deepen the relational effects of feeling understood, recognized, and cared for by the therapist 
  • Create imagined scenes and internal dialogues that build secure attachment bonds between dissociated parts of the self 

Kari Gleiser, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, senior faculty at the AEDP Institute, and co-founder/director of the Center for Integrative Health in Hanover, NH. 


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