Diana Fosha, PhD
Diana Fosha, PhD, is the developer of AEDP™ psychotherapy, a healing-based, transformation-oriented treatment model. And she is Founder and Director of the AEDP Institute. For the last 20 years, Diana has been active in promoting a scientific basis for a healing-oriented, attachment-emotion-transformation focused trauma treatment model. Fosha’s work focuses on integrating positive neuroplasticity, recognition science and developmental dyadic research into experiential and transformational clinical work with patients. Her most recent work focuses on promoting flourishing as a seamless part of the AEDP therapeutic process of transforming emotional suffering. Drawing on affective neuroscience, attachment theory, mother-infant developmental research, and research documenting the undreamed-of plasticity in the adult brain, AEDP is an experiential clinical practice which reflects the integration of science, (Read More…)
Jennifer Edlin, MFT
Jennifer Edlin, MFT is a psychotherapist in private practice in Oakland, California. Jenn received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, a JD/MBA degree from New York University and an MA in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. From the moment she attended her first AEDP Immersion Course, Jenn was taken by AEDP and the permission to be authentic and to use the therapist’s whole self in service of clients’ healing and transformation.
Jenn is developing AEDP theory and clinical interventions to use with dysregulated and underregulated clients, and has presented her work in 2019 in Boston, Portland and the Denver Immersion course. In the years since she joined the AEDP Institute Faculty Jenn has been a Co-Director of the AEDP research project, (Read More…)
Ronald J. Frederick, PhD
Ronald J. Frederick, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, senior faculty member of the AEDP Institute, co-founder of the Center for Courageous Living in Los Angeles, California and author of the award winning books Living Like You Mean It (Jossey-Bass, 2009) and Loving Like You Mean It (Central Recovery Press, 2019). Since 1994, Dr. Frederick has been training in, practicing, and teaching the AEDP model of psychotherapy, and has received extensive training and supervision from Dr. Fosha. Past experience includes fourteen years as a Clinical Supervisor at Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s Park House Day Treatment Program, a post-doctoral fellowship in Medical Psychology and HIV in the AIDS Center Program at Roosevelt Hospital, NYC, where he later worked as a staff psychologist, and a year-long training rotation in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy at Beth Israel Medical Center, NYC. Dr. Frederick supervises trainees in the AEDP model, and has co-facilitated, with Dr. Fosha, AEDP numerous Immersion Courses and workshops. (Read More…)
Kari Gleiser, PhD
Kari Gleiser, PhD, completed her doctoral work at Boston University and her internship through Dartmouth Medical School with a focus on trauma and PTSD. In her practice, she specializes in applying AEDP to the treatment of complex trauma and dissociative disorders. Dr. Gleiser is the co-founder/co-director of the Center for Integrative Health in Hanover, NH, a trauma center dedicated to multi-modal healing of mind, body and spirit. Dr. Gleiser has co-developed an “intra-relational” model of therapy that imports AEDP’s relational and experiential interventions to patients’ internal systems of dissociated self-states. Dr. Gleiser has written several clinical papers and book chapters and has presented at international conferences. She also explores the intersection of psychotherapy and spirituality, as well as the emerging field of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.
Kate Halliday, LCSW
Kate Halliday, LCSW, is Senior Faculty, AEDP Institute from Ithaca, New York.
Throughout Kate’s nearly 30 years as a psychotherapist, She has always been better at noticing the ways her clients are remarkable, resilient, and lovable than theorizing about the ways they are wounded.
Kate has always been drawn to images, representations, and experiences of transformation. Music, poetry, literature, the natural world, and emotional relationships have always been her education. When Kate started learning to be a teacher of young children (in her first career she worked for Head Start and in elementary schools), and then to be a therapist, it was the magic of witnessing change and growth in other human beings that enlivened the experience for her. In psychotherapy, this led Kate to study Family Systems Theory and Narrative Therapy, then EMDR, and finally AEDP. (Read More…)
Yuko Hanakawa, PhD
Yuko Hanakawa, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist in New York City. She was “raised” by AEDP from the very beginning of her career. While a doctoral student at Adelphi University, she met Dr. Diana Fosha who was a faculty member. Dr. Hanakawa has been captivated by the unfolding process of healing and growth that AEDP powerfully facilitates ever since.
Dr. Hanakawa has been particularly interested in the body-mind connection, memory reconsolidation, and the role of positive emotions in the process of transformation. Her paper, “Receiving Loving Gratitude: How a Therapist’s Mindful Embrace of a Patient’s Gratitude Facilitates Transformance,” was published in the AEDP Transformance Journal, in 2011. In addition to being trained by Dr. Fosha, she was in small group supervision with Dr. Jenna Osiason, (Read More…)
Dr. Karen Kranz, R. Psych.
Dr. Karen Kranz, R. Psych., is first generation Canadian has been a psychologist in private practice in Vancouver, Canada since 2000. Her areas of interest in AEDP are making the work with clients and therapists increasingly more relational and experiential. She is continually challenged and intrigued by core and pathogenic emotions.
After the Immersion course, she began supervision with Dr. Fosha. “At that time, all that interested me was becoming a better clinician, AEDP certification as a therapist and supervisor and becoming faculty were never my ambitions. However, as I deepened into both my knowledge and experience of AEDP and in the AEDP community, I realized that it was through the process of certification as a therapist, as a supervisor, and now with teaching and writing that I was becoming a better therapist.” (Read More…)
Jerry Lamagna, LCSW
Jerry Lamagna, LCSW is a Sr. Faculty member of AEDP™ Institute and a psychotherapist in private practice in Manhattan and Westfield, New Jersey. His early career focused specifically on treating adult children raised in alcoholic families, where exposure to clinical challenges associated with complex trauma inspired him to pursue training in approaches like psychodrama, EMDR, ego state therapy, trauma/dissociative disorder treatment, IFS and of course, AEDP.
In 2004, Jerry, along with Dr. Kari Gleiser developed a modified version of AEDP for the treatment of dissociative disorders. Since then, Jerry has authored three articles on AEDP and its application in treating complex trauma and in 2015 released a three DVD training video of his teaching and live clinical work. In addition to writing, supervising and providing psychotherapy, Jerry teaches AEDP seminars and all AEDP Certification courses: Immersion, Essential Skills, Advanced Skills and Core Training. When courses were taught in person he taught in both North America and Europe.
Benjamin Lipton, LCSW
Benjamin Lipton, LCSW, is a founding faculty member of AEDP™ Institute. He is based in New York City and has travelled nationally and internationally to teach and present AEDP to a broad range of professional audiences. Mr. Lipton pioneered the first AEDP Advanced Core Training programs (Bay Area and Seattle); and he teaches seminars as well as the certification courses Essential Skills and Advanced Skills. His open and engaging teaching style and skill in translating complex ideas into clear and accessible learning points receives consistent praise from his audiences. Mr. Lipton is the editor of From Crisis to Crossroads: Gay Men Living with Chronic Illnesses and Disabilities (Haworth Press) and has published many clinical articles and book chapters in psychology and social service journals over the past two decades. (Read More…)
Ben Medley, LCSW
Ben Medley, LCSW earned his degree in Clinical Social Work with the NYU Silver School of Social Work and has a private practice in NYC. Ben is a member of the AEDP Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and teaches nationally and internationally in the AEDP Immersion and Essential Skills courses. Ben created and presented “Clinically Oppressed: Addressing the Trauma of Marginalization Using AEDP” and co-created and co-presented with AEDP faculty member Ben Lipton the workshop “Feeling Like a Man: Using AEDP to Overcome Shame and Heal Attachment Trauma with Gay and Straight Men” (also available on-demand). Before private practice, Ben began a mental health program for study abroad students with the Scuola Lorenzo di Medici in Florence, Italy; worked in the Jewish Board of Family Services LGBTQ Unit; and worked in Greenwich House’s HIV Mental Health and Chemical Dependency programs. (Read More…)
Jeanne Newhouse, NCPsyA
Jeanne Newhouse, NCPsyA, is a licensed psychoanalyst who has been in private practice in New York City since 1988. Jeanne began the practice of helping and healing from a body-based model.
She is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. She created a movement therapy program for the Smithers Institute, a residential treatment facility for substance abuse in New York City where she worked for six years. During that time she completed a master’s degree in Motor Learning at Teachers College in New York City. As Jeanne worked with patients with chronic, physical pain, she recognized that healing the heart and soul was an integral part of healing the physical body. Hoping to put the two modalities together, she began a four-year training program at the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy from which she graduated in 1988. (Read More…)
Karen Pando-Mars, MFT
Karen Pando-Mars, MFT, is a psychotherapist in San Rafael, California, and Senior Faculty of the AEDP Institute. She was irresistibly drawn to AEDP in 2005 and captivated by the depth and breadth of this 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 and chaired the AEDP Institute Education Committee from 2011-2018.
Ms. Pando-Mars’ passionate interest in what cultivates deep connection between Self and Other has been furthered by attachment theory and related neuroscience. She is known for her presence, warmth, and the clarity of her presentations. Videotapes of her clinical work are moving and inspiring examples of how AEDP’s explicit relational and experiential practices can help patients heal from relational trauma. (Read More…)
Natasha Prenn, LCSW
Natasha Prenn, LCSW, is a psychotherapist, speaker, educator, author and life coach. As a senior faculty member of the AEDP Institute (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), she pioneered the AEDP Essential and Advanced Skills Courses, and is well known as a therapists’ therapist across the U.S. and abroad.
Natasha, an engaging presenter, is noted for her ability to translate AEDP theory into user-friendly steps, and for her enthusiastic belief that the mechanisms of the magic of experiential-dynamic work are teachable and therefore learnable skills. Her obsession with languaging interventions and skills training (Read More…)
Eileen M. Russell, PhD
Eileen M. Russell, PhD, has been trained and supervised intensively in AEDP since 1996 by Diana Fosha, PhD and Jenna Osiason, PhD. In addition, Dr. Russell is trained in EMDR and in Eugene Gendlin’s Focusing. Dr. Russell received her doctorate from Fordham University and received her clinical training from New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center and New York University Medical/Bellevue Hospital Center. Until 2004, she was senior psychologist at NYU Medical/Bellevue Hospital, where she worked with people dually diagnosed with substance dependence and psychiatric disorders. Dr. Russell is currently a part-time Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Medical Center (Read More…)
Barbara J. Suter, PhD
Barbara J. Suter, PhD, co-chair at the Washington School of Psychiatry’s Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy program, has been a clinical psychologist for almost 40 years, practicing psychodynamically oriented work with individuals- child, adolescent, adult–and with families, communities, schools, and agencies. She is involved in training both new and experienced therapists. A lifetime of a rich, rewarding experience helping people has culminated in experiential work: through AEDP, and its holistic, healing, helpful approach, Dr. Suter has found a way to integrate many decades of previously disparate experiences. Dr. Suter has found that AEDP uniquely lends itself to therapy, supervision and front line helping people in their communities and families. She has found it particularly useful with those suffering from trauma, reeling from life, and unable to find help despite a long time of seeking help, healing and change. (Read More…)
Gil Tunnell, PhD
Gil Tunnell, PhD, completed a three-year core training in AEDP with Diana Fosha in 2007. His special interest is applying individual AEDP to couple therapy. In the late 1980s, he trained in Structural Family Therapy under Salvador Minuchin, M.D., and has written on the differences between Structural Therapy and AEDP (Tunnell, G. (2015). Facilitating transformance for couples: A comparison between Structural Family Therapy and AEDP. Transformance Journal, 6 (1)), and with families (Tunnell, G. (2006), “Postscript 10 years after: ‘The Oedipal Son’ revisited” in S. Minuchin et al, Mastering Family Therapy: Journeys of Growth and Transformation (Wiley). Dr. Tunnell is co-author with David Greenan of Couple Therapy with Gay Men (Guilford, 2002), and has published widely on working with gay male couples (Tunnell, G. (2012). Gay male couple therapy: An attachment model. In J. J. Bigner & J. L. Wetchler (Eds.), Handbook of LGBT-Affirmative Couple and Family Therapy. Routledge). (Read More…)
Danny Yeung, MD, CCFP, CGPP, FCFP
Danny Yeung, MD, CCFP, CGPP, FCFP, Head of International Development and Senior Faculty of the AEDP™ Institute, is a trainer and supervisor of AEDP for post-graduate mental health professionals in Hong Kong, China, United States and Canada.
An Assistant Professor with the Department of Family and Community Medicine with cross appointment at Department of Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Danny also serves as a Consultant Physician / Psychotherapist of Assertive Community Treatment Team and Mental Health Court Support Program for the Department of Psychiatry of Mount Sinai Hospital. (Read More…)
Mary Androff, MD
Mary Androff, MD, based in Minneapolis-St Paul, works in a private psychotherapy and integrative psychiatry practice and also provides psychiatric consultation for an Assertive Community Treatment team. Her journey to AEDP began with STEM (chemistry at University of Illinois), then medicine (Washington University-St Louis), then psychiatric residency (University of Washington, Seattle), then training in psychodynamic psychotherapy alongside daily yoga and meditation practices.
Seeking a way to integrate all these threads and hoping to discover a more coherent theoretical framework, Mary found her professional home when she took the AEDP Immersion course. She went on to receive certification as an AEDP therapist in 2015 and as an AEDP supervisor in 2020. She founded AEDP Minnesota in 2017. She has run multiple study and consultation groups, assisted at ES1 and ES2 courses in NYC and online, participated as a treating clinician in the AEDP research program, and provides individual and group AEDP supervision.
Sigal Bahat, MA
Sigal Bahat, MA teaches and supervises AEDP, in Israel, US and internationally, and leads an Israeli AEDP Core Training group. She has a private practice in Israel and also works remotely. Sigal started her career as a Dance Movement Therapist, and then completed training both as an Expressive & Creative psychotherapist, and as a Bio-energetic Analyst. She is certified and has many years of experience as a teacher of somatic-mindfulness approaches.
The Alexander Technique, The Feldenkrais Method and Authentic Movement. Meeting AEDP and Dr. Diana Fosha met a decades-long quest to actively engage the intra-intimate-connections between psyche & soma.
Sigal on AEDP: “At last I met a model that made sense to me in the deepest manner, both theoretically and clinically – (Read More…)
Richard Harrison, PhD
Richard Harrison, PhD, is a Registered Psychologist and Certified AEDP Therapist and Supervisor with over 25 years’ experience as a clinician, educator, and group facilitator.
He was trained and supervised in AEDP by Diana Fosha, founder of the model, and has taught with her at AEDP Immersion Courses in Vancouver and the UK. He currently teaches Essential Skills courses and Workshops for the Institute. Richard is also a
Certified EFT Therapist and Supervisor. He maintains a full caseload with individuals and couples in private practice, and teaches and supervises graduate students in the Counseling Psychology and Psychiatry departments at the University of British
Columbia. (Read More…)
Annika Medbo, MA
nonverbal “calls” for connection, rather than focusing on defences and pathology. Her interest for nonverbal processes expanded when she supervised psychotherapy students in Infant Observation at a major Psychotherapy Institute in Stockholm.
Steve Shapiro, PhD
Steve Shapiro, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who maintains a full-time private practice in suburban Philadelphia and has over twenty years clinical and teaching experience. He has been practicing various forms of Experiential Dynamic Therapy (EDT), such as Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), since the mid-1990’s. He is a founding member of the AEDP Institute and has been studying with Dr. Diana Fosha, the developer of AEDP, since 2003
Dr. Shapiro conducts lectures, workshops and ongoing training internationally. His presentations are often commended for translating complex clinical theory into clear, precise, and practical techniques (Read More…)
Anna Christina Sundgren, MA
Anna Christina Sundgren, MA is a Licensed Psychotherapist, teacher and Supervisor. She has been in private practice in Stockholm, Sweden for more than 20 years. Anna Christina became a certified AEDP-therapist in 2015, and an AEDP Supervisor in 2016. She studied Jungian Psychology, is trained in Short-term Dynamic Therapy and is a Mindfulness Instructor and retreat leader.
Anna Christina has worked with group- and individual therapy for male perpetrators in domestic violence treatment. She co-developed and supervised a relational Infant Observation method inspired from AEDP to help therapy students develop their sense of non-verbal communication. She has assisted in Immersion and Essential Skills courses as well as presenting her own work. (Read More…)
Miriam Marsolais, PhD
Miriam Marsolais, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and Jungian Analyst in Berkeley, California. She served as AEDP Faculty from 2014 until 2018, when she transitioned to her current role as AEDP Faculty Emerita & Supervisor. In addition to her private clinical practice, Dr. Marsolais provides supervision to therapists wishing to train in AEDP and the certified AEDP therapists on the Supervisor Certification track. She also hosts and leads retreat-style AEDP group supervision weekends in the beautiful natural setting of The Sea Ranch on the northern California coast.
As a young adult Dr. Marsolais performed as a violinist, was a nun and taught high school science and mathematics. Following a near-fatal burn injury, her life took a major turn and her passions were redirected towards the study of history,psychology and Eastern (Read More…)
Jenna Osiason, PhD
Jenna Osiason, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and AEDP Supervisor who was a founding member of AEDP Institute and served as Senior Faculty from 2004 until 2021 when she transitioned to her current role as AEDP Faculty Emerita. She began short-term psychotherapy training at the Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy Institute of Denville, New Jersey, training in Accelerated Emphatic Therapy. She has been working with Dr. Fosha since 1992 analyzing videotaped psychotherapy sessions, focusing on the use of empathy to restructure defenses. This work has lead to the rich development of AEDP techniques to facilitate treatment and enhance access to core affect, strengthen the experience of self-regulation, and deepen self/other bonds. Dr. Osiason has given workshops on AEDP to mental health sites throughout New York City. (Read More…)
SueAnne Piliero, PhD
SueAnne Piliero, Ph.D. is Faculty Emerita and Supervisor. She is also a founding member of the AEDP Institute having worked with Diana Fosha at the very beginning of AEDP and for 20 years thereafter, traveling nationally and internationally to teach AEDP to clinicians and mental health professionals around the world. Dr. Piliero was a lead trainer in the AEDP Institute’s Essential Skills Courses, and a highly sought after consultant.
Dr. Piliero is known for her warm, engaging teaching style and her ability to communicate complex topics with humor and clarity.
Dr. Piliero has developed a relationally bold clinical method called Fierce Love. Her clinical work, which embodies Fierce Love, powerfully demonstrates how even the most traumatized patients can be transformed. (Read More…)
Dale Trimble, MA
Dale Trimble, MA served as AEDP Faculty/Sr. Faculty from 2015 until 2022, when he transitioned to his current role as AEDP Faculty Emerita & Supervisor. He received his M.A. in Humanistic Psychology from Antioch University in 1977. In 1981 Dale co-founded the first court ordered treatment program for men who assault their partners in the province of British Columbia. He was the lead author of the Canadian syllabus for CP 602 – The Psychology of Trauma and Interpersonal Violence for City University of Seattle, Vancouver, BC campus, where Dale has taught and supervised graduate students. Known as a Canadian expert on working with men, Dale has travelled throughout Canada providing training for therapists on compassionate ways of helping men change.
In 2003-04 Dale was the recipient of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, President’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Profession. (Read More…)
Faculty on Leave
Anne Cooper, PsyD
Anne Cooper, PsyD (currently on leave) has been a member of the AEDP Institute faculty for over 10 years. She leads workshops, teaches AEDP group supervision, and offers individual supervision to therapists and graduate students interested in developing skills in AEDP. Anne has a private practice on the Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area where she sees individual adult and adolescent clients. She also offers AEDP supervision in person and on Zoom.
Of special interest to Anne is the explicit use of the relationship between the clinician and patient, not only to create trust and security of attachment, but also as a vessel for transformation in and of itself. (Read More…)