AAPC SOUTHEAST REGION:
- Alabama (AL)
- Georgia (GA)
- Florida (FL)
- Mississippi (MS)
- North Carolina (NC)
- South Carolina (SC)
- Tennessee (TN)
Visit the Southeast Region's
Website for information and events.
The Southeast Region of the American Association of
Pastoral Counselors hosts an annual regional conference each
October at the Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville,
NC. During this meeting, attendees enjoy
fellowship, conduct the business of the Region, and gain
access to excellent plenary and workshop presenters - earning
valuable CEUs in the process! The AAPC Southeastern Region
Annual Meeting is open to ALL mental health professionals,
students, pastoral ministers and anyone else interested in
enriching their understanding of the vocation and integration of
2013 SE FALL Regional
Meeting - Click here for more
October 25 - 27, 2013 - The Kanuga Conference
Center, Hendersonville, NC
The Cascade of Transformation:
Using Accelerated Experiential Dynamic
Plenary Speaker: Eileen M. Russell, Ph.D.
Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) is a
healing-oriented, attachment- and neuroscience-based model of
therapeutic change. Psychodynamic in theoretical foundation and
affect-oriented and experiential in approach, AEDP assumes that
even psychopathology reflects a person's best efforts at
adaptation. It also assumes that wired into our humanity are
striving for growth, connection, and healing. AEDP seeks to
facilitate a new, corrective emotional experience with the client
from the outset of therapy and to establish a secure attachment
relationship, in which bodily-rooted experiences of emotion,
relatedness, and self can be processed and reflected upon. AEDP is
always on the lookout for resilience and transformation-both to
support resilience and transformation and to use them to help
clients who are stuck, struggling or suffering.
At our 2013 Conference, Eileen Russell will introduce AEDP
theory and techniques. Using videotape of live sessions with a
range of clients, she will demonstrate this powerful model of
healing, offer applications of this model for use in our practices,
and engage with us in theological reflection ion the dynamics of
Eileen Russell is a psychologist in private practice in New York
City and Senior Faculty and founding member of the AEDP Institute.
A life-long Roman Catholic, she is highly interested in developing
dialogue between AEDP and various spiritual practices and
orientations, and this is what drew her to AEDP in the first place.
She is the author ofRestoring Resilience: Transformative Therapy at
Work, which is in press with W. W. Norton & Co.
Registration: Coming soon via the Southwest Region
website. A link will be provided.
Click Here to
download a scholarship application!
SE Regional Conference SAVE THE DATE!
Greetings! Our annual conference is October 25-27,
2013, once again at Kanuga Conference Center outside
Hendersonville, North Carolina. This year's theme is
Transformation and Resilience: Helping Clients Using
Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP).
AEDP brings together psychodynamic theory and attachment theory and
places emphasis on the transformative potential of the therapeutic
relationship. Our presenter, Dr. Eileen Russell, is a senior
faculty member of the AEDP Institute in New York, New York, and has
a strong interest in making theological connections to her work
The Program Committee has already received proposals for
workshops on play therapy with children and on the integration of
psychotherapy and spirituality. The committee invites
workshop proposals in a variety of other areas:
1. Couples Therapy (as clinically practical as possible)
2. Multicultural Issues (as clinically practical as possible)
3. Individual Therapy (again, as clinically practical as
5. Supervision (for supervisors who need continuing ed credit)
7. Business aspects of pastoral counseling (for new therapists
and therapists of
9. Neurobiology and Pastoral Counseling
Offering a workshop is a way to contribute to the others'
practical learning and to the growth of our field of pastoral
counseling. If you would consider developing a workshop in one of
these areas, or some other, please email Russell Siler Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Nick DeJesus (email@example.com).