““As I heard Diana Fosha eloquently lay out the theoretical basis of AEDP seamlessly integrating the clinical and research literature on attachment with affective neuroscience, and then witnessed its immediate positive impact on the many clients we saw on videotape, and then had the opportunity to safely practice some of the new learning with fellow [Immersion] participants, I still vividly recall the feeling of “coming home” and the recognition that AEDP would henceforth ground my clinical work, my teaching, and my personal exploration.”
~ Steve Kanofsky, PhD Professor Emeritus, The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA”
AEDP [Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy] Immersion is required for certification in AEDP and is the recommended first course for licensed therapists who are seeking to learn more about AEDP whether or not they intend to become AEDP Certified.
The AEDP Immersion course is intended for clinicians interested in this healing-oriented, transformation-based therapeutic model – both its theory and phenomenology – and in exploring AEDP’s unique contributions to the treatment of attachment trauma.
In the Immersion course we also seek to undo clinicians’ aloneness by working to foster a vibrant community of like-minded, like-hearted others. It is the vision of the course to bring together clinicians from different perspectives who share an interest in AEDP specifically and/or in dynamic-experiential work in general, and who also each bring their own very special expertise, interest and experiences. In this way, Immersion is not only exciting and enlivening for its participants, but AEDP itself continues to be enriched and enhanced by being in communication with many deep sources of knowledge and wisdom.
AEDP Immersion: Theoretical Framework, Clinical Teaching from Videotapes, Experiential Exercises
The AEDP Immersion course will teach you how to work at the edge of transformational experience and how to use somatic-affective transformational markers to guide interventions. You will learn how to use AEDP’s rigorous transformational phenomenology to closely track clinical processes. Extensive use of clinical videotapes will demonstrate hallmark AEDP techniques such as:
- dyadic affect regulation;
- experiential work with attachment experience;
- working with receptive affective experience, such as feeling felt, feeling seen, and feeling cared for;
- processing emotion through to a transformational shift; and
- the metaprocessing of transformational experience.
Learn More and Register for Upcoming Immersion Courses
AEDP Immersion Fall 2019: Denver, CO USA SOLD OUT!
October 25 – October 29, 2019
AEDP Immersion Winter 2020: Los Angeles, CA USA SOLD OUT!
January 23 – January 27, 2020
AEDP Immersion Winter 2020: London, UK Registration is Open
February 20 – February 23, 2020, Sponsored by Psychotherapy Excellence
AEDP Immersion Spring 2020: Vancouver, BC, Canada Registration is Open
Co-presented by Jennifer Edlin, MFT and Karen Kranz, PhD, R Psych
March 10 – March 14, 2020
AEDP Immersion Summer 2020: New York, NY, USA Registration is Open
August 6 – August 10, 2020
What other clinicians have to say:
“I am still a student and learn much from your presentations. I love your intuitions and how you structure your therapeutic sessions. From the outside it looks/feels like a well choreographed opera pulling the observer through the client’s emotional challenges being guided by the combined energy of the client’s sincere desire to transform and the therapist’s confidence in the transformative process.”
~ Stephen Porges, PhD, Creator of the Polyvagal Theory
Distinguished University Scientist, Founding Director Traumatic Stress Research Consortium
“This was an amazing training for me, very informative, both with a theoretical and practical focus, simply transformational.”
~ Petra Amrani, PhD
“As I heard Diana Fosha eloquently lay out the theoretical basis of the [AEDP] model, seamlessly integrating the clinical and research literature on attachment with affective neuroscience, witnessed its immediately positive impact on the many clients we saw on videotape, and had the opportunity to safely practice some of the new learning with fellow workshop participants, I still vividly recall the feeling of “coming home” and the recognition that AEDP would henceforth ground my clinical work, my teaching, and my personal exploration going forward.”
~ Steve Kanofsky, PhD Professor Emeritus, The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA
“This course was fantastic. Diana Fosha’s model elegantly integrates important elements of several major psychotherapeutic traditions. The model, tapes of sessions, and discussions were extremely moving and meaningful. Minute-to-minute tracking of the experience between client and therapist is a powerful intervention.”
~ Lynn Simon, LCSW
Future Immersion Courses
More AEDP Immersion Courses are being planned. Join our email list to hear about them as they are announced.
Past Immersion Courses
AEDP Immersion Summer 2019: New York, NY USA
AEDP Immersion Winter 2019: Clearwater, Florida USA
- AEDP Immersion London, England 2018
- AEDP Immersion Fall 2018: Boston, MA
- AEDP Immersion Course San Diego, CA 2018
- AEDP Immersion Course 2017 - Vancouver, BC
- AEDP Immersion Course • 2016 • Herzliya, Israel
- Immersion Course • 2016 • Rome, Italy
- Immersion Course • 2016 • New York City
- Immersion Course • 2016 • Durham, North Carolina
- Advanced Immersion Course • 2015 • Hong Kong
- Immersion Course • 2015 • Shanghai, China
- Immersion Course • 2015 • Europe
- Immersion Course • 2015 • West Coast
- Immersion Course • 2015 • East Coast
- Immersion Course • 2014 • Vancouver
- Immersion Course • 2013 • East Coast
- Immersion Course • 2013 • West Coast