Washington DC Workshop • Diana Fosha, PhD

Undoing Aloneness: The Transformation of Emotional Suffering

A one-day workshop with Diana Fosha, Phd.

9AM-9:30 Check-in, Registration, Coffee
9-12:45 Morning session (includes a 15 minute break)
Lunch break
1:45-5pm Afternoon session (includes a 15 minute break)

Aloneness in the face of overwhelming emotion is the epicenter of emotional suffering; attempts to deal with it result in the psychopathology that brings our patients to seek help. Attachment is key to undoing that aloneness so that previously feared-to-be overwhelming emotions can be processed and thus trauma transformed.   AEDP, one of the fasted growing approaches to working with attachment trauma, has developed  rich creative systematic interventions for doing precisely that: undoing the patient’s  aloneness by entraining experiences of secure attachment which allow trauma processing, and then rigorously processing those experiences. AEDP is fearless in working with the experience of the patient-therapist attachment directly, explicitly, and experientially, moment-to-moment tracking it and processing it as rigorously as any other experience.  Its intimate, moment-to-moment  work follows the edge of transformational experience.

AEDP features specific intervention strategies for working explicitlydyadically, and experientially with intense unresolved traumatic emotions in a that way transforms suffering and fosters patients’ feeling safe, as well as deeply recognized and understood.

Through extensive audio-visually recorded actual therapy sessions,  this workshop will provide ample exposure to AEDP’s hallmark techniques of dyadic affect regulation (to undo aloneness and process traumatic experience), healing-oriented emotion processing, and  metatherapeutic processing (to process transformational experience) which can consolidate therapeutic gains, foster resilience, expand relational capacity, and also deepen receptive affective experiences of feeling seen, felt, loved and understood.

CE Credits
This program is eligible for 6 CE Credits.

The Washington School of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists. The Washington School maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The School is approved by the Social Work Board of the State of Maryland as a provider of continuing education for social workers in DC, MD, VA and WVA.

The School is a National Board for Certified Counselors Approved Continuing Education Provider and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The School solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Through this certification School offers continuing education for National Certified Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists.

The School is accredited by MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Workshop fee
This workshop costs $180. It is $120 for current WSP members and $60 for current WSP graduate students.

Refunds will be made for cancellations received at the School office in writing at least 10 days before the conference date and are subject to a non-refundable administrative fee of $50.

Registration for this workshop is closed.

Event Details:


9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Washington School of Psychiatry
5028 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 400
Washington DC, Washington DC

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