SEMINAR: Diana Fosha and Ruth Lanius – New York City, NY

The Neuroscience of Trauma and Its Healing: The Road Back to the Neurobiological Core Self 

An AEDP Institute Sponsored, AEDP Metro NYC Seminar
with AEDP Founder and Director Diana Fosha, PhD & Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD


This seminar is intended for professionals in mental health and the healing arts and sciences. 

Date, Time and Location

Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Mt. Sinai West, Second floor, Room B
1000 Tenth Avenue (between 58th & 59th)
New York, NY 10019

Fees, Registration and Continuing Education (CE):

CE credits: 6.5


  • $150 Member Price (must be logged in to register)

  • $175 Non-Member Early Bird (by October 2, 2019)

  • $195 Non-Member Regular Price (starts October 3, 2019)

  • $225 Non-Member Walk-In

For more info and to register, click below (the information and registration page on the AEDPinstitute.org site will open in a new window):

Past Events

AEDP NYC Seminar at Mt. Sinai West NYC

Karen Pando-Mars, MFT

Healing Relational Trauma: Tailoring Treatment to Presenting Attachment Styles


Attachment styles are strategies of defense that reveal early 
patterning with our caregivers that are wired into our nervous 
systems. As such, they serve as thresholds into the betrayal,
 deprivation or loss that needs to be healed in order to transform relationships with self and other. Throughout our day together we will pinpoint classic blind spots that occur and specific meta-skills to help therapists effectively engage with each attachment style.

Establishing a secure base provides an essential foundation for exploration. When treatment is informed by the attachment style presented in each moment, we can strengthen this base and mobilize transformation.

By attending this seminar, you will learn:

  • How to tailor therapeutic interventions to best attune to and motivate clients.

  • When dismissive defenses generate distance, ways to build connection.

  • When clients become preoccupied, how to help them focus internally and build regulation skills

  • When defensive strategies loosen, observe how disorganization can reveal unresolved trauma, and how to approach the work.

  • How to identify predictable blind spots in treatment and meta-skills to fortify therapist self-care.

Karen Pando-Mars, MFT, is a licensed psychotherapist in San Rafael, California. She was irresistibly drawn to AEDP in 2005 and captivated by the depth and breadth of its transformational model. She immersed herself in training and consultation with Dr. Fosha and three years of core training with Dr. Frederick. Ms. Pando-Mars is one of the founders of AEDP West, Co-Director of the Center for Transformative Therapies in San Rafael, and currently is a supervisor for the Bay Area Core Training. She presents AEDP trainings around the San Francisco Bay Area and offers individual and small group supervision to psychotherapists. She is known for her warmth and approachability, and her ability to create safety in the supervisory relationship. Ms. Pando-Mars' long-time interest in deepening connection between self and other has been grounded through AEDP's precise tracking of attachment principles and related neuroscience, and this influence is woven throughout her work with individuals, couples and groups. Licensed since 1989, her background in somatic and experiential therapies includes Focusing, Process-Oriented Psychotherapy, Sandtray, EMDR, and Authentic Movement. She was a founder of The Sandtray Network and a contributing editor of its journal. As adjunct faculty at Dominican University, in San Rafael, California, she taught AEDP as the overarching theoretical model in her Alternative and Innovative Psychotherapies course.

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Location: Mt. Sinai West
1000 Tenth Avenue (between 58th and 59th)
Conference Room B, Second Floor

New York, NY 10019

The Science and Practice of  Facilitating Deep Transformational Change Across Therapeutic Techniques

An Exchange between AEDP,  Memory Reconsolidation & Contemplative Psychotherapy

an AEDP NYC Seminar at Mt. Sinai West in NYC with Bruce Ecker, LMFT, Diana Fosha, PhD, and Joseph Loizzo, PhD

Date: Sunday, January 27, 2019

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Location: Mt. Sinai West

1000 Tenth Avenue (between 58th & 59th)
Second Floor / Conference Room B
New York, NY 10019

November 11, 2018 | New York, NY  
Strengthening Your Clinical Heart, Mind and Practice by Cultivating Therapeutic Presence, an AEDP NYC Seminar at Mt. Sinai West in NYC
with Benjamin Lipton, LCSW, and Shari Geller, PhD, C.Psych
For online registration, click the link below and you will be redirected to the registration page on the  AEDP Institute website 
May 5, 2018 | New York, NY  
AEDP Institute presents: Blinded by the Light: A Primer on AEDP Work with Complex Trauma and Dissociation
Presented by Jerry Lamagna, LCSW, Senior Faculty, AEDP Institute
Sponsored by AEDP TriState
For online registration, click the link below and you will be redirected to the registration page on the  AEDP Institute website