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Accelerating Healing Based on Attachment Style:
AEDP Interventions in Action

Karen Pando-Mars, MFT

Friday, April 22, 2016 -- 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

YWCA – 535 Hornby St., Vancouver BC

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When clients present as:
•     Avoidant - How do we engage and build the capacity to connect with self and other?
•     Anxious ambivalent - How do we build the capacity to contain emotion and self-soothe?
•     Disorganized - How do we build safety when trust with self and other is so compromised?

In AEDP, establishing a secure base in the therapist-client relationship is key to facilitating change. When treatment is informed by the nuanced shifts in attachment style presented in each moment, we can strengthen this base and mobilize transfomation. Whether you work with individuals or couples, understanding how their attachment styles have been formed and have served them can strengthen and guide treatment to meet the underlying needs of each client.

Karen will draw upon the work of Bowlby, Ainsworth, Mains, Fonagy, Schore, Fosha, Wallins and Tatkin to compare and contrast secure and insecure attachment styles. She will share the comprehensive grids she has created that detail the specific configuration of each style, and how to formulate interventions. Through lecture and video illustrations of clinical sessions, she will demonstrate how you can tailor therapeutic interventions to help you reach, attune to and motivate your clients.

Karen Pando-Mars, MFT is a Senior Faculty member of the AEDP Institute and a licensed psychotherapist based in San Rafael, California. With a background in somatic, relational and experiential psychotherapy, she began extensive AEDP training in 2005 with Diana Fosha.

She is one of the founders of AEDP West, lead faculty in AEDP Essential Skills courses and a supervisor in both AEDP and AEDP for Couples Core Trainings in San Francisco and Vancouver, Canada. She provides AEDP training and supervision internationally. She serves as Chair of the Education Committee on the Executive Committee of the AEDP Institute.

Karen's warmth and presence in her teaching style is complimented by the organization and clarity with which she translates complex theory into clinical practice. She is currently developing and writing about tailoring treatment interventions to presenting attachment styles.

What participants have said about Karen's teaching:

Excellent on every level: Karen is so present, courageous, sensitive and extremely helpful.

Awesome! Karen walks the talk

I appreciate Karen's clarity and articulation. Her presentation organized a wealth of information to make it accessible and useful. The videos were excellent demos of what she was teaching.

Loved your presence, your ease with teaching and with yourself. Your didactic and videotape were very organized and taught me so much.

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