Advanced Skills: Memory Reconsolidation at Work Across States in AEDP: Portrayals and Metaprocessing

Didactic Portion of the course only
DATE(S): Friday + Sunday (only), September 13 + 15, 2024 
LOCATION: Live Interactive Online
PRESENTER(S): Ron Frederick, Ph.D 

Course Information

Early lessons about emotion and connection form instructional blueprints that get stored in memory systems outside of our awareness. Left unchallenged, they persist into adulthood and directly affect the ways we respond to our emotions and how we interact in our intimate relationships. With its focus on the here-and-now relational experience, the work of Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) is ideally suited to the unlocking and reworking internal working models of attachment. In particular, the use of portrayals in State Two and metaprocessing in State Three, primary interventions in AEDP, can be maximized to facilitate memory reconsolidation and deepen transformation. This workshop will focus on both the theory and technique of AEDP to illustrate how, through emotional processing, we can help our clients break free from old patterns and realize a broader range of personal and relational possibilities. This presentation will make extensive use of videotaped clinical material to illustrate how explicit therapeutic affective engagement and disclosure can facilitate emotional and relational transformation and memory reconsolidation.


Ronald J. Frederick, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, co-founder of the Center for Courageous Living in Los Angeles, California and author of the award winning book Living Like You Mean It (Jossey-Bass, 2009) and the forthcoming book Loving Like You Mean It (Central Recovery Press, 2019). Since 1994, Dr. Frederick has been training in, practicing, and teaching AEDP, and has received extensive training and supervision from Dr. Fosha. Past experience includes fourteen years as a Clinical Supervisor at Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s Park House Day Treatment Program, a post-doctoral fellowship in Medical Psychology and HIV in the AIDS Center Program at Roosevelt Hospital, NYC, where he later worked as a staff psychologist, and a year-long training rotation in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy at Beth Israel Medical Center, NYC. Dr. Frederick supervises trainees in AEDP, and has co-facilitated, with Dr. Fosha, AEDP Immersion Courses in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Big Sur, and San Diego. Noted for his warmth, humor, and engaging presentation style, Dr. Frederick is a popular speaker and trainer for both general and professional audiences worldwide. He regularly leads workshops at the Esalen Institute, the Kripalu Center, and the Cape Cod Institute, has provided professional trainings for the Lifespan Learning Institute, Professional Psych Seminars (PPS), and Premier Education Solutions (PESI), and frequently speaks to national, state, and local organizations. Dr. Frederick now teaches and has a private practice in Los Angeles, California.