In the San Franciso Bay Area

Whatever your gender or sexual orientation refine your clinical skills working with men in this innovative, practical workshop

Sunday January 28th, 2018  •  9:30am to 4:30pm

Feeling Like a Man:
Using AEDP to Overcome Shame and Heal Attachment Trauma with Gay and Straight Men

Benjamin Lipton, LCSW & Ben Medley, LCSW-R

"Both Bens covered these themes in detail with humor, frankness and insight, and both showed marvelous videos of seesions with gay and straight men.

It was a powerful day, an important day, a provocative and evocative day for me. I feel so grateful to these two eloquent presenters for their willingness to bring these issues into my awarenes, to our community and into our clinical discussions." - Matt Fried, PhD.



AEDP WEST was founded in the fall of 2007 by a group of psychotherapists who were inspired to develop a West Coast AEDP Community. AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) is a transformation-based model of psychotherapy developed by Diana Fosha, PhD.

OUR PURPOSE AND VISION is to provide enriching learning opportunities in the context of deepening affiliations with our colleagues. We want to share our enthusiasm for AEDP, helping it to be more widely known for the healing oriented, powerful, and effective model that it is. With dialogue and support from Diana Fosha and Ben Lipton, Senior Faculty of the AEDP Institute in New York, AEDP West was formed to provide the following:

  • A forum for developing and strengthening our AEDP Community
  • A base of support to host AEDP faculty from around the country
  • Ongoing training and development for AEDP practitioners
  • A way to introduce AEDP to other psychotherapists
  • Continuing Education Units for MFT’s, LCSW’s and Psychologists
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