Andrew Joseph, EdM, MA, Research Associate

Andrew Joseph, EdM, MA, is a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City and Vancouver, BC. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Trinity Western University in Langley, BC, and an MA and EdM in psychological counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York. While in graduate school, Andrew was introduced to AEDP by his colleague, Hillary McBride, who sent him Natasha Prenn’s 2009 paper “I second that emotion!” Andrew was captivated by this model of treatment that involved the therapist’s heart—which instantly felt congruent with Andrew’s Egyptian roots. He then found himself in AEDP Senior Faculty member Gil Tunnell’s Marriage and Family class at Columbia University, where he learned more about AEDP. Andrew was eventually recruited by Gil Tunnell to work with Diana Fosha as an assistant. Diana introduced him to her co-leaders of the AEDP research project, Jenn Edlin and Shigeru Iwakabe, who invited Andrew to join the AEDP research team as a research assistant in 2018. Andrew was promoted to Research Associate in 2021.

Andrew‘s clinical training started at Kip Therapy, where he practiced under the supervision of AEDP therapist Negar Morshedian, and then upon graduation, in private practice under Diana Fosha’s supervision.

In 2020, Andrew was one of the authors of AEDP’s first outcome study, published in the APA’s journal Psychotherapy. Later in 2020, he co-authored a paper, which has been widely read, published in Counseling Psychology Quarterly: “Clinical recommendations for psychotherapists working during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic through the lens of AEDP.” Andrew has presented his work in 2021 at both AEDP Immersion and at the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association’s Annual Conference.

Before becoming a psychotherapist, Andrew built a menswear label, and his original clothing designs were featured in The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, and GQ. He continues to use his curious and creative mind both clinically and academically. In his spare time, he enjoys snowboarding and spending time with his family and friends.