AEDP Institute

About the Editors of Transformance

Editor Gil Tunnell

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).  He also has a chapter in a book which received the 2011 Distinguished Book Award from Division 44 of the American Psychological Association (Tunnell, G., (2011). An attachment perspective on the first interview: Accelerated Experiential  Dynamic Psychotherapy. In C. Silverstein (Ed.), The Initial Psychotherapy Interview: A Gay Man Seeks Treatment, New York: Elsevier Insight Books.  Dr. Tunnell also trained in family therapy with Maurizio Andolfi in Rome, Italy.  He previously was director of family therapy training at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, and is Adjunct Associate Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he teaches family and couple therapy.  He is in private practice in New York City.

Associate Editor Carrie Ruggieri

Carrie Ruggieri Bio PictureCarrie Ruggieri, LMHC, BCETS has been an active member of the AEDP Institute since completing the Immersion course in 2007. She completed core training with Kari Gleiser, Eileen Russel and Natasha Prenn, ESII with Sue Anne Piliero, and group supervision with Ben Lipton. Carrie is  an experiential assistant for the Essential Skills courses. In addition to her AEDP clinical training activities, Carrie serves on the AEDP Listserve moderating team.  She has been the Transformance Journal Listserve discussant since 2013. Carrie has written on the applications of AEDP for the Transformance Journal in her articles, Laura Hillenbrand: Author as True Other: Inspiring Quantum Resilience, Vol 3, Issue I,  AEDP-Informed Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Vol 8., and AEDP Author as True Other: A Successful Application of AEDP Ethos in a Self-Help Book: A Review of Ron Frederick’s Loving Like You Mean It, Vol. 9. Carrie earned her Masters Degree in Psychology at the New School for Social Research and  is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress. In her child and adult psychotherapy practice in Providence, RI she applies her years of developmental research experience through the Margaret S. Mahler Observational Research Lab at The New School for Social Research and through the Infant Behavior Clinic at Women & Infants Hospital, Brown University. In addition to AEDP psychotherapy, Carrie offers Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, and conducts trauma evaluations for asylum applicants and state agencies. Her private practice is a practicum site for students earning master degrees in Mental Health Counseling.