AEDP Institute

Agenda Immersion presented by Diana Fosha, PhD: Five Days

Days 1-4: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Day 5: 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Times are listed as Eastern Time USA

DAY 1
TRANSFORMANCE: Putting neuroplasticity in dyadic clinical action
The Neurobiology of Healing: Neuroplasticity, Transformance, Emergence
The Phenomenology of the Transformational Process: What happens in each of the 4 States and 3 state Transformations Metatherapeutic Processing & The Transformational Affects – Take 1

10:30 – 1:00PM Course Overview and Intro to AEDP, Part 1: The Neurobiology of Healing in Clinical Action The Birth of Transformance, Neuroplasticity; Transformational Theory and AEDP’s Healing-Based Clinical Practice
1:00 – 1:15PM Coffee break
1:15 – 2:30PM Intro to AEDP, Part 2: Essential Aspects of AEDP. Affective Change Processes. The
Phenomenology of Transformational Experience. Metatherapeutic processing.
Experiential exercise: Undoing the aloneness of the course participants.
2:30 –3:00PM BREAK (1/2 hour)
3:00 – 5:00PM Becoming a Transformance Detective: Healing from the Get-Go. Affirmation,
receptivity, metaprocessing. Clinical Videotape, Experiential Exercises
5:00 – 5:15PM Coffee break
5:15 – 6:45PM Neuroplasticity in Clinical Action. Energy for Life: Recognition, Vitality, Delight, Truth,
and the Emergent Phenomenology of Transformational Experience. Clinical Videotape
6:45 – 7:00PM Discussion and metaprocessing workshop experience of Day1

DAY 2
ATTACHMENT: How to undo aloneness & how to do experiential work with attachment Undoing Aloneness: Attachment as a Transformative Process. The Neuroception of Safety in The Polyvagal Theory (Porges) & AEDP’s Therapeutic Stance Intersubjectivity in Rigorous Clinical Experiential Action: Right Brain-to-Right-Brain Communication and the Dyadic Repair of Attachment Trauma AEDP & The Transformation of the Internal Working Model: “Taking in” love and care; Work with Receptive Affective Experiences

10:30 – 1:00PM Questions, Reflections on Day 1 followed by:
Undoing Aloneness, Part 1: How AEDP Heals Attachment Trauma: The Transformation of the Internal Working Model. The Co-creation of Safety & The Dyadic Affect Regulation of Intense Emotions.
The Representational Schemas of AEDP; Techniques for Working with Defenses and Anxiety (State 1 work with different attachment styles).
1:00 – 1:15PM Coffee break
1:15 – 2:30PM Undoing Aloneness, Part 2: The Intimacy of Moment-to-Moment Relational Work in AEDP. Making the Implicit Explicit and the Explicit Experiential: Work with Receptive
Affective Experience. One of the central places attachment trauma shows up is in difficulties “taking in” positive experiences. The focus will be on how to overcome the barrier to the taking in the therapist’s empathy, care, and concern, and thus enlarge patients’ capacity for receptive affective experience.
2:30 – 3:00PM BREAK (1/2 hour)
3:30 – 5:00PM Explicit/Experiential Work with the Experience of Attachment in the Here-and-Now of the Patient/Therapist Dyad. Clinical Videotape
5:00 – 5:15PM Coffee break
5:15 – 6:45PM Healing Affects and Healing Interactions: Dyadic Affect Regulation and the Processing
of Intense Emotional Experiences Clinical Videotape
6:45 – 7:00PM
Discussion and metaprocessing workshop experience of Day 2.

Day 3
EMOTION: How to work with intense emotional experience
The Neurobiology of Emotion (Damasio, Panksepp)
The Insula and its Role in the Felt Sense, and in Moment-to-Moment Tracking (Craig) AEDP’s Model of Psychopathology; Representational Schemas State 1 Work with Defenses and Anxiety: Dyadic Affect Regulation of Intense Emotion
State 2 Work: The Processing of Intense Emotional Experience

10:30 – 1:00PM Questions, Reflections on Day 2 followed by
The Experiential Method in AEDP: The Neurobiology of Emotions, Emotion Processing and the Felt Sense of Emotional Experience. Techniques for Processing Emotions and
Other Affective Change Processes: Portrayals, etc. (State 2 work). Clinical Videotape
1:00 – 1:15PM Coffee break
1:15 – 2:30PM Processing Intense Emotional Experience to Completion: The Rise of Resilience and Adaptive Action Tendencies Clinical Videotape
2:30 – 3:00 PM BREAK (1/2 hour)
3:00 – 5:00PM From Suffering to Flourishing, From Trauma to Transcendence Part 1. Clinical
Videotape.
5:00 – 5:15PM. Coffee break
5:15 – 6:30PM From Suffering to Flourishing, From Trauma to Transcendence Part 2.
6:30 – 7:00PM Discussion and metaprocessing workshop experience of Day3.

Day 4
TRANSFORMATION: Metaprocessing
The Processing of Transformational Experience: Metatherapeutic Processing and the Transformational Affects (State 3 work)
“Stay with It and Stay with Me:” The Healing of Attachment Trauma and the
Transformation of the Self Neuroplasticity in Action: From Suffering to Flourishing

10:30 – 1:00PM Questions, Reflections on Day 3 followed by
Metatherapeutic Processing and the Transformational Affects –
The experiential exploration of the experience of transformation unleashes a transformational process, a non-finite process that, when nurtured, engages the depths of the human spirit.
1:00 – 1:15PM Coffee break
1:15 – 2:30PM Metatherapeutic Processing: The transformational spiral unleashed. Clinical videotapes using AEDP’s technique of experientially processing transformational experience, deep experiential work with trauma and emotional suffering naturally culminate in the release of energy and vitality.
2:30 – 3:00PM BREAK (1/2 hour)
3:00AM – 5:00PM Immersion in Experiential Exercises — with Assistants
5:00 – 5:30PM. Coffee break
5:30 – 6:30PM Immersion in Experiential Exercises — with Assistants
6:30 – 7:00PM Discussion and metaprocessing workshop experience of Day4.

DAY 5
INTEGRATION, Applications to the Healing of Attachment Trauma
The Neurobiological Core Self (Damasio, Panksepp) & Recognition Processes
Truth, Love, Compassion and New Meaning –in Connection (Core State: State 4 work) The Phenomenology of the Transformational Process Relational Strategies for Healing Attachment Trauma “Stay with It and Stay with Me:” The Healing of Attachment Trauma and the Emergence of the Self Integration of Attachment, Neuroscience & Clinical Work

10:30 – 1:00PM Questions, Reflections on Day 4 followed by
The Neurobiological Core Self & Recognition Processes: The Click of Recognition and the Emergence of the Radiant Self
1:30 – 2:00PM Coffee break
2:00AM – 4:00PM Truth, Love, Compassion and New Meaning –in Connection: Core State work. Clinical Videotapes. The clinical videotapes will illustrate State 4 work, including the activation of the transformational spiral and how to go about fostering the emergence of new meaning and the co-construction of a new cohesive and coherent autobiographical narrative. From Suffering to Flourishing, From Trauma to Transcendence. Clinical Videotape.