AEDP Institute

SueAnne Piliero, PhD

SueAnne Piliero, Ph.D. is senior faculty and a founding member of the AEDP Institute. She has been working with Diana Fosha since the very beginning of AEDP.

Dr. Piliero travels nationally and internationally to teach AEDP to clinicians and mental health professionals around the world.

She is known for her warm, engaging teaching style and her ability to communicate complex topics with humor and clarity. Dr. Piliero has developed a relationally bold clinical method called Fierce Love. Her clinical work, which embodies Fierce Love, powerfully demonstrates how even the most traumatized patients can be transformed.

Dr. Piliero is a lead trainer in the AEDP Institute’s Essential Skills Courses, a lead supervisor of the AEDP Core Training Program, and a highly sought after consultant. Dr. Piliero received her master’s degree in human development and psychology from Harvard and her doctorate in clinical psychology from Adelphi University. Her clinical interests and specialties are in trauma, dissociation, toxic shame, and the ways in which the mind, body, spirit is powerfully poised to transform them.In addition to AEDP, Dr. Piliero is trained in EMDR, Brainspotting, and Parts work, all of which she weaves into her clinical work. She teaches, consults, and maintains a private practice in New York City.