New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Mid-Hudson Chapter Co-sponsored with The Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW Presents:


3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Course Number: 266      Location: Mid-Hudson

Gail Woods, LCSW, LMFT

Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020

Registration (Breakfast)
9:30am - 10:00am

  Presentation: 10:00am - 1:15pm


Mental Health America
253 Mansion Street
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, or “AEDP”,  is an attachment therapy which provides a neurobiologically-based map to flourishing where the warm, safe, affirmative relationship between therapist and patient opens up wired-in capacities for healing and transformation.

This workshop will demonstrate exciting results of AEDP therapy in a time-limited 16-session format.  We will explore how the benefits of slowing to attune to somatic experience and core emotion---key AEDP concepts--- are enhanced within the foreshortened time-frame of 16 sessions.  By viewing video excerpts showing key change moments from beginning, middle and end of complete time-limited treatments, we will discover how awareness of ending from the beginning, mobilizes the transformance drive.  Particular attention will be given to issues of grief and loss. 

Teaching Methods: PowerPoint, videotape, discussion, Q&A

HANDOUTS: AEDP 4 States and 3 Transformations of the Transformational Process

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able:

  1. Identify key benefits of time-limited AEDP therapy.
  2. Name Four States and Three Transformations of AEDP’s transformational phenomenology .
  3. Describe the process of slowing to track somatic experience and attune to core emotion.
  4. Explain the meaning of “emotional experience processed to completion.”
  5. Explain who should not be a candidate for time-limited AEDP therapy.

Gail Woods, LCSW, LMFT
is a Certified AEDP Clinician in private practice with couples, individuals and families in New York City since 1981.   She is especially drawn to AEDP’s I-Thou/ “True Self-True Other” empathic connection between patient and therapist. She has participated in AEDP’s 16-session research project which studies the effectiveness of AEDP therapy in a time-limited framework, since its initiation in 2017.  She collaborates with AEDP clinicians internationally, and has written on case study outcomes. She began her career as a family systems therapist and teacher, and now integrates extensive EMDR, SE, & EFT experience into AEDP therapy with both couples and individuals.  She supervises at  AEDP trainings and initiated an ongoing consultation group “AEDP Systems-Integration” where senior family systems teachers trained in AEDP collaborate on integrating the two approaches. She's a graduate of Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy, Columbia University School of Social Work, and Wellesley College. Gail is available for AEDP supervision in NYC and Hudson Valley.   

This seminar is appropriate for clinicians with all levels of experience.

Who May Benefit from attending: social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple therapists and mental health counselors.

  • 3.0 Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed.
  • Certificates will be emailed approximately ten business days after the completion of the course.
  • For questions regarding disability access please contact Kristin or Jennifer, at time of registration, so that we can see to it that arrangements are made to accommodate your special needs:
  • For questions regarding course content, please contact Kristin or Jennifer:
  • In the event of any grievance please contact Dr. Susan Klett, Director of Professional Development at

Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers #0056; Licensed Psychoanlalysts #P-0017; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists #MFT-0028 and Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0045
Social workers participating in this course will receive 3.0 continuing education clock hours.

Event Registration

Contact hours for this course
applicable for:

          LMSW         LP

Event Registration:   9:30am-10:00am
Presentation:             10:00am-1:15pm

Members                  $20
               Non-members         $60
               Students with ID:    $25
    Student fees are only for social work
        master level, full time students.

On Site:  
                Additional fee of $10.00

                          Please note:      
                   On Site charge takes
                  effect on February 27, 2020

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                registration click:

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Early Registration is strongly encouraged.
You will receive an email confirming attendance and registration fee
having been paid.  If room capacity has been reached prior to your registration,
you will be added to our waitlist.

For On Site Registration:

Check cash or money order only, to be made payable to “NYSSCSW”.

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