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EDT Introductory Immersion Salt Spring Island, BC (Canada) – Summer 2020

July 29 @ 9:00 AM - August 1 @ 5:00 PM

$1000.00 – $1500.00


The course will provide an introduction into Experiential Dynamic Therapy (EDT –see the IEDTA website at for more information).  Rooted in a psychodynamic understanding of the human mind, EDT is clinically different from traditional psychodynamic psychotherapy in that it employs an integrative model that synthesizes multiple theoretical perspectives (clinicians drawn to emotion-focused, mindfulness-based, somatic, and attachment-oriented treatment modalities will be particularly enriched by the theory of technique and interventions covered in this course). This translates into a more focused and clinician-friendly theory of technique – a theory of technique that has demonstrated its effectiveness in over sixty research studies.  In this method the therapist is considerably more active in mobilizing the client’s participation in identifying and experiencing feelings in the here-and-now, in identifying and abandoning outdated defensive patterns during the session, and in recognizing and regulating anxiety on a moment-by-moment basis as it arises in the consulting room.  The result is a powerful and efficient collaboration between therapist and client in which defensive avoidance of anxiety-laden emotions, which is viewed as a major cause of psychopathology, gives way to the visceral experience of chronically avoided feelings and a concomitant reduction in suffering across multiple areas of functioning.   The course will provide a practical understanding of EDT’s theory of technique and how it can be integrated into various treatment modalities to enhance the therapeutic process and improve outcomes. Price includes training fees only, lodging and meals are not included and each participant is responsible for acquiring their own accommodations.


July 29 @ 9:00 AM
August 1 @ 5:00 PM
$1000.00 – $1500.00
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Lindsay Chipman


Lions Hall, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada
103 Bonnet Ave
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2K8 Canada
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