AEDP’s TOP 10 H.I.T.S.: Ten Highly Impactful Therapeutic Skills for turbocharging your AEDP practice

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DATE(S): December 16+17, 2022 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
LOCATION: Live Interactive Online
PRESENTER(S): Benjamin Lipton, MSW, LCSW, ACWS 

Course Information

This seminar consolidates the “Top 10” highly impactful therapeutic Skills (HITS), plus a few more, for good measure, that I have found to be most essential, effective and broadly applicable over the course of my 20 years as an AEDP therapist, supervisor and teacher. The overarching intention of the workshop is to invigorate your experientially-focused clinical practice and boost your confidence in and capacity for the “how to” of AEDP. As we all know, while talking the talk of psychological theory is a rich and rewarding experience, it does not automatically translate into being an effective clinician. This seminar, by contrast, will shine a bright light on the specifics of successfully “walking the talk” of AEDP. Together, we’ll focus skill by skill and video by video on the practical aspects of AEDP practice. Whether you are brand new to AEDP or farther along in your AEDP skills development, you will leave this seminar with new and effective experiential tools for your AEDP clinical toolkit.


Benjamin Lipton, LCSW, is a founding faculty member of the AEDP Institute. He is based in New York City and travels nationally and internationally to teach and present AEDP to a broad range of professional audiences. Mr. Lipton pioneered the first AEDP Advanced Core Training programs (Bay Area and Seattle) and currently co-leads the AEDP Retreat Style Essential Skills course. His open and engaging teaching style and skill in translating complex ideas into clear and accessible learning points receives consistent praise from his audiences. Mr. Lipton is the editor of From Crisis to Crossroads: Gay Men Living with Chronic Illnesses and Disabilities (Haworth Press) and has published many clinical articles and book chapters in psychology and social service journals over the past two decades. His most recent article, co-authored with Diana Fosha, is on working with attachment in AEDP; Attachment as a Transformative Process in AEDP: Operationalizing the Intersection of Attachment Theory and Affective Neuroscience. Mr. Lipton has held adjunct faculty appointments at Columbia Presbyterian Department of Psychiatry and New York University School of Social Work and he serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services. Previously, he was the Director of Clinical Services at Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), the world’s first and largest HIV/AIDS service organization. In addition to his expertise in AEDP, Mr. Lipton has training in EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Somatic Experiencing, Solution-Focused therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy. Mr. Lipton is committed to the foundational principle of human development that change for the better, at every level of civilization, flourishes when people feel safe enough to be curious and take necessary risks. He is passionately dedicated to bringing this alive in both his practice and teaching.