AEDP Institute

SEMINAR: Diana Fosha – Beverly Hills, CA

The Transformation of Helplessness, Hopelessness and Despair

Attachment, Emotion and Sensorimotor/Somatic Interventions in Moment-to-Moment Clinical Action

Saturday, September 29, 2018 – 9AM – 4:30PM

Beverly Hills Womens Club
Beverly Hills, CA

Join us for a one day workshop focusing on the importance of effective clinical tools for addressing — and transforming– clients’ experiences of helplessness, hopelessness and isolation, issues of great relevance, particularly as our increasingly fractured society is fed by a media obsessed with the sensationalism of despair. In this collaborative workshop, Diana Fosha and Bonnie Goldstein will explore in depth how, respectively, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP) conceptualize and clinically address these issues in work with adults (Dr. Fosha) and adolescents and young adults transitioning-to-adulthood (Dr. Goldstein).

Utilizing case studies, experiential exercises and brief videotaped sessions, Diana Fosha will launch this daylong workshop exploring and illustrating how AEDP’s (a) positive neuroplasticity orientation, (b) attachment focus, (c) experiential work with relational and emotional experience, and (d) metaprocessing of transformational experience is translated into specific, teachable and learnable, moment-to-moment interventions.

Bonnie Goldstein will illustrate Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in clinical practice with this at-risk younger population, perhaps the most vulnerable to isolation and being influenced by the current media onslaught. Addressing both the verbal and nonverbal legacies of trauma and attachment disorders, and prioritizing the bodyʼs innate intelligence, case studies, experiential exercises and brief videotaped sessions will illuminate these concepts.

6 Continuing Education Hours offered to psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians, therapists, counselors, nurses, wellness coaches, and other mental health care professionals and community members.

Meet the Presenters

Diana Fosha, PhD is the developer of AEDP (Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy), and founder and current director of the AEDP Institute, an internationally recognized school that specializes in training therapists in a healing-oriented transformational approach to the treatment of attachment trauma. She is the co-author of The Transforming Power of Affect and co-editor of The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development & Clinical Practice.

Bonnie Goldstein, PhD is Director of Lifespan Psychological Services; Adjunct Professor, USC School of Social Work; co-developer of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Instituteʼs Child, Adolescent and Family training; co-editor, Handbook of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy: A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment, Vols. I & 11; and co-author of numerous papers integrating Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Embedded Relational Mindfulness in clinical practice.

Date, Time and Location

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018

Time:  9:00am – 4:30pm

Beverly Hills Womens Club
1700 Chevy Chase Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Fees and Registration

$149.00 by September 10, 2018
$170.00 after September 10, 2018

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Event Details:


9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Beverly Hills Womens Club
1700 Chevy Chase Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210,

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