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AEDP: Solving the Energy Crisis One Transformation at a Time

Feb 22, 2014 09:00am -
Feb 22, 2014 04:30pm

Event Description

Diana Fosha, Ph.D., instructor

Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) is one of the fastest growing approaches to working with attachment trauma.  AEDP’s transformational theory, a basis for putting neuroplasticity into clinical action, is similarly receiving increasing recognition.  Until recently, the mental health field, focused on pathology, and lacked concepts to capture the motivational strivings for health.  Drawing on neuroscience and developmental research, AEDP rectifies the bias towards pathology.  Building on our natural resilience, AEDP’s therapeutics are based on entraining our innate healing capacities, for we are wired for healing, self-righting and for resuming impeded growth.  AEDP's clinical practice shows how to entrain that and harness it in treatment.

AEDP assumes a healthy core within all people and emphasizes the importance of experiential work with attachment, emotion and transformation.  It leverages safety and connection within the therapist-client relationship to facilitate healing.

AEDP has pioneered a methodology that focuses on and experientially works with the somatic affective micromarkers of transformational experience, somatic/affective micromarkers which are invariably accompanied by positive affect. By focusing on these micromarlkers and the positive affect associated with even the smallest of change for the better, AEDP shows neuroplasticity in action as deepening experience in the context of the dyad, while focusing and processing experiential markers of transformational processes, leads to exponential increases in vitality and energy, thus activation positive transformational spirals associated with flourishing. resilience, and well being

The first part of the workshop will focus on working with the experience of attachment within the therapeutic relationship.  Videotaped case examples will show a range of interventions that (a) actively and explicitly work with the experience of the attachment relationship between patient and therapist, and (b) use that relationship to regulate, deepen and work through intense affective experience.  The second part of the workshop will explore working with the experience of core affect until adaptive healing resources are released and harnessed in the service of transforming trauma.  By focusing on the experience of transformation, trauma transforms and energy, vitality and resources are released. Thus the title of this workshop.

This will be an interactive workshop.  A dyadic, collaborative process will be entrained between the presenter and workshop participants.  This process is designed to support the emergence of the very positive transformational phenomena that are at the heart of AEDP.

Upon completion of the program the student will be able to:

  • Foster a therapeutic stance conducive to dyadic affect regulation
  • Describe the phenomenology of the 4 states and 3 state transformations involved in processing emotional experiences and activating transformational processes in AEDP
  • Explain experiential techniques to process intense emotional experiences
  • Use the patient’s experience of transformation to activate further healing and consolidation of gains already made

Program Code: AEDP 
6 CE Credits
Location: at MSPP, Newton

Diana Fosha, Ph.D., is the developer of AEDP (Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy), and the Director of the AEDP Institute. Her work on transformance and transformational studies has focused on integrating neuroplasticity, affective neuroscience, recognition science and developmental dyadic research into clinical work with patients. Diana Fosha is the author of The Transforming Power of Affect (Basic Books, 2000) and of numerous papers and chapters on healing transformational processes in experiential therapy and trauma treatment. She is the editor, along with Daniel Siegel and Marion Solomon,  of The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective neuroscience, development and clinical practice,  (Norton, 2009), a part of Norton’s Interpersonal Neurobiology series. 2 DVDs of her live clinical work have been released by APA. Diana in private practice in New York City, and teaches nationally and throughout the world. She is on the faculty of  the Departments of Psychiatry of NYU Medical Center and St Luke's Roosevelt in NYC. Many of her papers are available through the AEDP website at www.aedpinstitute.org 

Event Type:Continuing Education Program
Category:Innovators - Clinical Practice
Early registration ends on Dec 30, 2013.
Regular registration starts on Dec 31, 2013 and ends on Feb 11, 2014.
Late registration starts on Feb 12, 2014.



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