AEDP Metro DC Workshop, Live In-person, Ben Medley

Ben Medley

Save the Date: April 29, 2023

Working with Men: An AEDP approach to healing and transformation

Gender socialization has a profound effect on everyone. For the male-identified client, traditional masculinity ideologies often constrict emotional access, awareness and expression.  As a result, men may struggle with feelings of inadequacy, shame and unbearable aloneness.

This interactive seminar will explore how clinicians of any gender identity can use AEDP theory and interventions to help men of diverse and intersecting identities feel their feelings, connect relationally, heal and flourish.

Extensive video examples of real clinical work will be used to illustrate theory and interventions. 

Meet the Presenter


Ben Medley, LCSW  (he/him/his) is an AEDP senior faculty member and has taught AEDP internationally. He has a private practice in New York City and specializes in working with the LGBTQ+ community. His paper “Recovering the True Self: Affirmative Therapy, Attachment and AEDP in Psychotherapy with Gay Men” is published with the SEPI Journal: the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration and he has written a chapter on using portrayals to process core affective experience in Undoing Aloneness and the Transformation of Suffering Into Flourishing: AEDP 2.0, Washington D.C.: APA. 

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