““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.
This course is for Licensed Mental Health Providers including Counselors, Doctors, Nurses, Psychoanalysts, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, other Behavioral Health Therapists and related professionals. If you have a question about the relevance of this course for you and/or your eligibility for this course please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your credentials before registering. For information about whether this course offers Continuing Education credits for your license, see the bottom of the page.
More Live Online Immersion courses being announced before the end of 2020 – stay tuned!
AEDP Immersion January 2021: Live ONLINE This is sold out. To join the waitlist, please email email@example.com
Karen Kranz, PhD, RPsych & Jennifer Edlin, MFT and Guest Presenters, sponsored by AEDP Institute
Friday – Monday, January 8 – 11 + January 15 – 18, 2021 (eight 4.5 hour sessions)
AEDP Immersion January 2021: Live ONLINE : Sponsored by AEDP Institute, AEDP Africa, AEDP Italy
Diana Fosha, PhD and Guest Presenters This course is no longer accepting applications.
Monday – Thursday, January 11 – January 14 + January 18 – 21, 2021 (eight 4.5 hour sessions)
Immersion courses often sell out. Consider registering far in advance if there is a specific course you prefer. More Live Online Immersion courses being announced soon.
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 Fall 2020 Online: (formerly Toronto, ON, Canada), October 2020 | Karen Kranz and Jennifer Edlin | (this course – held online – sold out)
AEDP Immersion Online August/September 2020, Co-sponsored by AEDP Australia: Live and Highly Interactive | Karen Kranz and Jennifer Edlin (this course – held online – sold out)
AEDP Immersion Summer 2020: “New York City” (this course – held online – sold out)
AEDP Immersion Online, June 2020: Live and Highly Interactive (this course sold out)
AEDP Immersion Spring 2020: Vancouver, BC, Canada (this course was held online)
AEDP Immersion Winter 2020: London, UK (cosponsored by PESI UK)
AEDP Immersion Winter 2020: Los Angeles, CA USA (this course sold out)
AEDP Immersion Fall 2019: Denver, CO USA (this course sold out)
AEDP Immersion Summer 2019: New York, NY USA (this course sold out)
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