AEDP Institute

SEMINAR: Diana Fosha – New York, NY

Solving the Energy Crisis One Transformation at a Time:  AEDP Systematically Puts Positive Neuroplasticity  in Moment-to-Moment Clinical Action

sponsored by the Ackerman Institute
with Diana Fosha, PhD


We are wired for growth, for healing, and for self-righting, and for resuming impeded growth.  Until recently, the mental health field, focused on pathology, lacked concepts to capture the motivational strivings for health. Diana Fosha’s work seeks to rectify that:  she will introduce the construct of transformance, and present her emergent work on transformational theory as a framework for the resilience-affirming clinical practice of AEDP (Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy).

AEDP is an integrative, non-pathologizing, transformation-focused therapy model. Drawing on affective neuroscience, attachment theory, mother-infant developmental research, and research documenting the undreamed-of plasticity in the adult brain, AEDP has developed a healing-oriented practice.

AEDP assumes a healthy core within all people and emphasizes the importance of experiential work with attachment, emotion and transformation. It leverages safety and connection within the therapist-client relationship to facilitate healing. Attachment, emotion and transformation are worked with experientially, with the therapist’s intervention guided by the moment-to-moment somatic affective markers of vitality and energy. Phase-specific phenomenology underlies the moment to-moment tracking of affective & relational experience and guides clinical decision making. With clinical examples, we will discuss AEDP’s precise articulation of the 4 states & 3 state transformations  that characterize transformational experiences.

Processing both traumatic & restorative emotional experiences to through to the crucial energetic/affective/somatic shift from negative to positive energy and affects, the AEDP process culminates in vitality, energy, and the non-finite positive emotion-fueled spirals of resilience, well-being and creativity that are so highly correlated with health.

By attending this seminar, you will learn:

  • How to recognize and entrain receptive aspects of the attachment experience
  • Three ways of putting positive neuroplasticity 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 process  emotions to completion and  systematically entrain flourishing
  • How to use the patient’s experience of transformation to activate further healing and consolidation of gains already made

This workshops shows how to put into practice the latest findings from neuroscience and neuroplasticity research and positive psychology and apply it to direct interventions in the psychotherapy of individuals suffering from attachment trauma. Participants will deepen their knowledge of cutting edge research and will also develop skills that will be useful  for the treatment of trauma in adult clients


Meet the Presenter

Director: Diana Fosha, PhD

Diana Fosha

Diana Fosha, PhD, is the developer of AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), a healing-based, transformation-oriented model of psychotherapeutic treatment; she is Founder and Director of the AEDP Institute. Based in New York City, where she lives and practices, she has been on the faculties of the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology of NYU and St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Medical Centers (now Mount Sinai) in NYC, and of the doctoral programs in clinical psychology at the Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies and The City University of New York. Diana Fosha is the author of The Transforming Power of Affect: A Model for Accelerated Change (Basic Books, 2000), and of numerous articles on an attachment-emotion-transformation focused experiential treatment model. She is senior editor, with Daniel Siegel and Marion Solomon, of The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development & Clinical Practice (Norton, 2009), part of Norton’s Interpersonal Neurobiology series, and co-author, with Natasha Prenn, of Essentials of AEDP Supervision (APA, 2016). APA has issued 3 DVDs of her APA work. [Learn more and purchase here.]  She has contributed chapters to, among others, Clinical pearls of wisdom: 21 leading therapists offer their key insights, edited by M. Kerman (Norton, 2009); Complex traumatic stress disorders: An evidence-based clinician’s guide, edited by C. Courtois & J. D. Ford (Guilford, 2009);   Healing trauma: Attachment, mind, body and brain, edited by Marion Solomon and Daniel Siegel (Norton, 2003); and to The comprehensive handbook of psychotherapy, Volume 1: Psychodynamic and object relations therapies, edited by J. J. Magnavita (Wiley, 2002). For the last 20 years, she has been active in promoting a scientific basis for a healing oriented attachment, emotion and transformation focused therapy.

Known for her powerful, precise yet simultaneously poetic and evocative affective writing style, Diana’s phrases — “undoing aloneness,” “existing in the heart and mind of the other,” “True Other,” “make the implicit explicit and the explicit experiential,” “stay with it and stay with me,” “rigor without shame” and “judicious self-disclosure” — capture the ethos of AEDP.

Watch Diana's Trusting Vitality video here.


Date, Time and Location

Date: Friday, November 9, 2018

Time:  10:00am – 4:00pm (with an hour for lunch)

Location:
Ackerman Institute for the Family
936 Broadway
New York, NY 10010

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Agenda and Method

10:00 – 11:00am
AEDP’s Transformational Theory
Method: Lecture, PPT, Q & A

11:00 – 12:00pm
AEDP’s Transformational Phenomenology: the 4 States of the   transformational process; Moment to moment tracking
Method: Lecture, PPT, Q & A

12:00 – 1:00  Lunch

1:00  – 2:30pm
Experiential work with attachment, emotion and transformation are showing how therapist’s intervention guided by the moment-to-moment somatic affective markers of vitality and energy.  Experiential work illustrating Processing both traumatic & restorative emotional experiences to through to the crucial energetic/affective/somatic shift from negative to positive energy and transformational affects
Method: Clinical videotapes of case material  Moment-to-moment analysis of interventions

2:30 – 2:45  Coffee break

2:45 – 3:40
Experiential work illustrating Metaprocessing, I.e., the  processing both of restorative emotional experiences to through to the crucial energetic/affective/somatic shift from negative to positive energy and affects, the AEDP process culminates in vitality, energy, and the non-finite positive emotion-fueled spirals of resilience, well-being and creativity that are so highly correlated with health.
Method: Clinical videotapes of case material  Moment-to-moment analysis of interventions

3:45 – 4:00  Summary And Integration
Method: Participant participation, Q & A, commentary

Event Details:

Date/Time

11/09/2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Location

Ackerman Institute for the Family
936 Broadway
New York, NY 10010,

 
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