Core training course in Experiential Dynamic Therapy.
Core Training is a theoretical and applied clinical course, teaching the relational and experiential techniques of EDT, which can be applied to patients with varying degrees of resistance and fragility. Dr Jessica Bolton, Consultant Clinical Psychologist teaches and supervises the course.
Program Name: Core Training in EDT with Jessica BoltonLocation(s):
CE Credits: not currently
Contact Information for Registration
Please contact Dr Jessica Bolton for further information.
If you would like to register, please send a CV with two references and a brief letter detailing your interest in EDT.
Responsible for Training
Lead trainer: Dr Jessica BoltonOther trainers:
We try to attend a conference or immersion as part of the core training programme to broaden understanding of the application of EDT.
Who Should Attend
Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Psychotherapists, Art Psychotherapists, Nurse Therapists
IEDTA Certified: Yes
Format of Training
The core training is a three year program, meeting monthly on a Thursday for theoretical teaching, deliberate practice and supervision. We also meet on Wednesday evening for an informal opportunity to connect and watch videos with the core trainees from all training groups.
A balance of theory, skill building practice and group supervision, where trainees share videos of their work with the group, and receive supervision from the trainer. We work carefully within the guidelines set out by IEDTA for hours of theory and supervision, and ensure that core competencies are developed by all trainees over the course of the three years. Peer intervision is an important part of the training programme, as this offers further opportunity for learning and skill development.
One Thursday per month for the formal teaching / supervision session. One case study and one written piece of work per year which can take 10+ hours each dependent on the depth of the work and needs/ choice of the trainee.
Suggested that the trainee also does
- weekly reading and fortnightly peer intervision.
- an hour / an hour and a half of solitary deliberate practice weekly from at least the second year of training.
¬ theoretical underpinnings to the model;
¬ clear implementation of clinical techniques;
¬ understanding of how to create a genuine rapport with each patient;
¬ understanding of how to use experiential dynamic activities accurately and safely
We ask for a financial commitment to the core training on a yearly basis, with no refunds being offered for the training year after the course has started. This is due to the nature of the course - i.e. it is not possible to re-fill a space that has been made available by a trainee leaving once the course has started.