Speaking to the Hearts of Men: Applying AEDP with Gender in Mind

Presented by Dale Trimble, MA, Humanistic Psychology, RCC

University courses and professional training for therapists frequently take a one-size-fits all approach, not considering how gender differences may influence the effectiveness of therapy.

This workshop will explore effective ways to engage men. We will examine gender differences as revealed by neuroscience; issues of male power, privilege; the risks and benefits of “anger management,” and the challenges and benefits of being a male or female therapist when working for a male client.

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) seeks to clinically make neuroplasticity happen. Championing our innate healing capacities, AEDP has roots in and resonances with many disciplines — among them interpersonal neurobiology, attachment theory, emotion theory and affective neuroscience, body-focused approaches, and transformational studies.

Both those who have some training in AEDP and those who are brand new to this model will take away useful interventions for working with men.

Participants will learn and practice:

  • the AEDP 4-state model of healing and change
  • interventions for melting defenses and managing anger
  • “compassionate confrontation” that can uncover the self-at-best in a client
  • effective ways to manage our own responses when confronted with a man’s anger or defenses
  • how to put shame to work for healing and responsibility
  • the power of ethical self-disclosure in promoting healing

Session Information:

Date:               April 22, 2017
Time:               9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (8:30 am for registration, networking, and morning refreshments).
Address:         University Club, University of Victoria, 3800 Finnerty Rd, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2


Early Bird – Deadline April 3, 2017
Members:                 $80.00 plus GST
Non Members:        $100.00 plus GST

After Early Bird Deadline of April 3, 2017
Members:                 $100.00 plus GST
Non Members:        $125.00 plus GST