Relational Resourcing in AEDP: Strategies for Transformational Change

an AEDP Workshop at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton in Durham, North Carolina

with Diana Fosha, PhD

Current emotion-processing and phase-oriented trauma treatments recognize the importance of resourcing as an essential prerequisite for processing the overwhelming emotional experiences associated with trauma. However, these same models also often assume that experiential work within the client-therapist relationship is dysregulating rather than stabilizing, especially in the early phases of treatment.  In contrast, AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), one of the fastest growing approaches to working with attachment trauma, emphasizes relational resourcing right from the get-go.

This workshop will focus on relational resourcing as a resilience building strategy that facilitates the creation of safety and enables and supports deep emotional processing leading to transformational change. Videotaped case examples will show a range of interventions including explicit experiential work with the here-and-now therapeutic dyad,  relational work with receptive affective experiences, moment-to-moment tracking, the processing of core affect to release adaptive healing resources, and metaprocessing, a unique component of AEDP which consolidates as well as fuels further transformational change.

What You’ll Learn

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • how to recognize transformance and put it into clinical action
  • how to effectively and safely work experientially with relational experience
  • how to facilitate the dyadic affect regulation of previously feared to be unbearable emotions
  • how to work with intense emotional experience, so as to be able to transform suffering into resilience
  • how to recognize and entrain receptive aspects of the attachment experience
  • how to use the patient’s experience of attachment transformation to activate further healing and consolidation of gains already made


9:00-10:30 – Relational resourcing: building resilience through experiential relational work
10:30-10:45 – Break
10:45-12:00 – Building receptive affective capacity:  Explicit and experiential work with attachment
12:00-1:00 – Lunch
1:00-2:30 – Transformance: recognizing and putting it into clinical action
2:30-2:45 – Break
2:45-4:00 – Metaprocessing: using the experience of attachment transformation for consolidation of change and healing

Meet the Presenter

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Fee and Credits

  • $99


This program is eligible for 4 CE Hours of continuing education credit through our co-sponsor R. Cassidy Seminars. To view the CE accreditation statement click here.  CE Credits are included in the course fee. For our cancellation/refund policy click here.

Event Details:


9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Double Tree Suites by Hilton Raleigh-Durham
2515 Meridian Parkway
Durham, North Carolina

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