AEDP Institute

Sunday/Monday Core Training in New York City

with Gil Tunnell & Jenna Osiason

Many people cannot or choose not to do training on Saturdays. The AEDP Institute and AEDP Senior Faculty members Gil Tunnell, PhD and Jenna Osiason, PhD are excited to support the training of these individuals with a Sunday/Monday Core Training group for New York Area AEDPers.

This Core Training could start as early as the end of January, 2019, so please “register your interest” soon; remember, registering your interest is not a commitment on your part and not a guarantee that you will be accepted if the course comes to fruition. 

Read about the Faculty:

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).  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.

Jenna Osiason, PhD

Jenna OsiasonJenna Osiason, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who is a supervisor of AEDP. 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. Her current interest is on the integration of AEDP with neuroscience as it relates to attachment and emotion. She is on the adjunct faculty of NYU Medical Center-Bellevue Hospital, City University of New York, and Rutgers State University of New Jersey. Dr. Osiason supervises in AEDP and is in private practice in New York City.


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