Key Links & Handouts: Monthly Online Seminar Series: The Gift Side of Loss | Richard Harrison, PhD, | October, 2022 – February, 2023

Welcome to AEDP’s Monthly Online Seminar Series: The Gift Side of Loss!

Whether you are a participant, admin team member or faculty member for this Seminar you will find this page to be a useful central resource for all links and handouts associated with the course.


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Presented by Richard Harrison, PhD

Meet your Presenter:

Richard Harrison, PhD, is a Registered Psychologist and Certified AEDP Therapist and Supervisor with over 25 years’ experience as a clinician, educator, and group facilitator.He was trained and supervised in AEDP by Diana Fosha, founder of the model, and has taught with her at AEDP Immersion Courses in Vancouver and the UK.

Richard is also a Certified EFT Therapist and Supervisor. He maintains a full caseload with individuals and couples in private practice, and teaches and supervises graduate students in the Counseling Psychology and Psychiatry departments at the University of British Columbia.nRichard also leads the weekly supervision group for participating therapists in phase two of the AEDP research study. He has authored publications on the theory and practice of AEDP, preventing vicarious traumatization, therapist self-care, and supervision in professional journals, including “Nurturing Professional Transformance through AEDP Supervision” in the Transformance Journal, and his recent article in Psychotherapy: “Termination in 16-session accelerated experiential dynamic psychotherapy (AEDP): Together in how we say goodbye.” As a supervisor and presenter, Richard is valued for his warmth, clarity, and engaging style. He genuinely delights in helping people grow and thrive in their personal and professional lives.

Presentation Slides, Handouts & Readings

The Gift Side of Loss: Deepening and Expanding Transformational Experience in the Wake of Suffering (AEDP State 3 work and the Transformational Affects)

Agenda: here

1 slide per page, 34 pages: here

3 slides per page, 12 pages: here

Iwakabe, S., & Conceicao, N. (2016). Metatherapeutic processing as a change-based therapeutic immediacy task: Building an initial process model using a task-analytic research strategy. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 26(3), 230–247. https://doi.org/10.1037/int0000016. 20 pages: here

Harrison, R. L. (2020, September 10). Termination in 16-Session Accelerated Experiential Dynamic
Psychotherapy (AEDP): Together in How We Say Goodbye. Psychotherapy. Advance online
publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pst0000343. 18 pages: here

Metatherapeutic processing supports the emergence of flourishing in psychotherapy (Diana Fosha, PhD AEDP Institute and Nathan Thoma, PhD Weill Cornell Medical College) 47 pages: here


Session 2 | November 15, 2022

3 slides per page, 12 pages: here

1 slide per page, 36 pages: here

Triangle of Experience: here

S.P.A. Intervention Set: here

PHENOMENOLOGY of the 4-STATE TRANSFORMATIONAL PROCESS in AEDP: here


Session 3 | January 10, 2023

1 slide per page, 26 pages: here

3 slides per page, 9 pages: here

“NOTHING THAT FEELS BAD IS EVER THE LAST STEP”, Diana Fosha, PhD: here

Psychotherapist Revealed: here

“Mind the Gap: AEDP Interventions Translating Attachment Theory Into Clinical Practice”: here

Additional Reading (Optional):

Russell, E., & Fosha, D. (2008). Transformational affects and core state in AEDP: The emergence and consolidation of joy, hope, gratitude and confidence in the (solid goodness of the) self. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration. 18 (2), 167-190.

Fosha, D. (2007). “Good Spiraling:” The Phenomenology of Healing and the Engendering of Secure Attachment in AEDPConnections & Reflections. Summer 2007.

Fosha D. (2009). Emotion and recognition at work: energy, vitality, pleasure, truth, desire & the emergent phenomenology of transformational experienceIn D. Fosha, D. J. Siegel & M. F. Solomon (Eds.),  The healing power of emotion: Affective neuroscience, development, clinical practice (pp. 172-203). New York: Norton. Also reprinted in The Neuropsychotherapist. Jul/Sep 2013 (2), 28-51. www.theneuropsychotherapist.com