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The Healing Dyad: Relational Work with Trauma in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) - SueAnne Piliero, Ph.D

  • Woodsworth College Residence, Room 20 321 Bloor Street West Toronto, ON, M5S 1S5 Canada (map)

Please join us for a training workshop on Saturday, January 30th 2016, with SueAnne Piliero, Ph.D at the University of Toronto.

Recent developments in affective neuroscience, attachment research, and trauma studies describe the ways in which early physical and psychological traumas impact a person’s biology and psychology, carving their way deeply into both body and brain.

Dr. SueAnne Piliero will demonstrate how AEDP applies these findings to efficient and effective clinical practice in ways that move well beyond symptom management and promote a deep transformational process.

This day-long workshop will focus on both theory and technique, making extensive use of videotaped material to illustration affective phenomena, therapeutic affective engagement, and clinical techniques for facilitating and working with experiences of emotion and relatedness. The content is geared for both those new to AEDP and those with experience.

In this workshop, therapists will learn how to:

  • Provide systematic interventions aimed at facilitating affective phenomena, healing trauma, and enhancing resiliency and resources in our clients.

  • Rapidly promote the development of a secure attachment relationship, the foundation from which healing and character change can occur.

  • Track client’s affective and relational states, both verbally and non verbally, moment to moment.

  • Facilitate and regulate a client’s body-based experiencing of emotion, with special emphasis on the use of the body.

  • Regulate anxiety, restructure defenses, and build self compassion in our clients.


SueAnne Piliero, Ph.D

Dr. SueAnne Piliero is a founding member of the AEDP Institute in New York City. She provides AEDP training and consultation to clinicians and mental health professionals around the world.

She is known for her warm, engaging teaching style and her ability to communicate complex topics with humor and clarity. Her clinical work, which you will see via videotape of actual sessions, powerfully demonstrates how even the most traumatized patients can be transformed.

She is a lead trainer in the AEDP Institute’s Essential Skills Courses, a lead supervisor of the AEDP Core Training Program, and a sought after consultant in AEDP.

Dr. Piliero received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Adelphi University in New York and her master’s degree in human development and psychology from Harvard.

Her clinical interests and specialties are in trauma, PTSD, dissociation, and the ways in which the mind-body-spirit is powerfully poised to transform them.

In addition to AEDP, Dr. Piliero is trained in EMDR, Brainspotting, and Parts work, all of which she weaves into her clinical work.

She teaches, consults and maintains a private practice in New York City.

Location: Woodsworth College Residence, Room 20, 321 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Time: 9am - 5:30pm

Cost: $175. CE credits available for an additional $25.

Cancellation Policy: $25 administrative fee before January 9th 2016. No refunds after this date.

Please contact Simone Levey at to register.