AEDP’s Magnificent ‘9+1’ Affective Change Mechanisms: The Theory and Practice of AEDP Described and Presented Through the Lens of its Affective Change Mechanisms, One at a Time
An AEDP Institute Sponsored, Live Online Learning Series with AEDP Founder Diana Fosha, PhD
Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs, MD’s, Nurses, Creative Arts Therapists, in mental health and the healing arts and sciences. This course is for advanced levels.
This is a theory-forward clinical course presented by Diana Fosha, PhD, Developer of AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) and Director of the AEDP Institute.
Twenty years after publishing her book, The Transforming Power of Affect, that gave AEDP its name, Diana Fosha and the faculty of the AEDP Institute are getting ready to publish a new book they like to refer to as “AEDP 2.0.” The new 2020 book, featuring the latest thinking on AEDP theory and practice, is titled Undoing Aloneness & The Transformation of Emotional Suffering into Flourishing. This is, in essence, what this, Diana’s online course -with its focus on the affective change mechanisms- is about.
Naturally occurring, adaptive affective change mechanisms have always been at the heart of AEDP’s radically relational transformational practice. In the 20 years between the two books, the clinical, practice-based theory of AEDP has been grown. It has expanded, deepened and been put to the test hundreds of thousands of times in transformational moments between patients and us, their AEDP therapists worldwide.
In addition, empirical research on the effectiveness of AEDP has also arrived on the scene. The need to systematize, codify and measure both outcome and process in AEDP therapy sessions has led to the development of a number of ‘AEDP Scales.’ Amongst them is what we have come to call “The Magnificent 9 +1 Affective Change Mechanisms Scale,” developed by Diana Fosha and codified with her AEDP Research Team colleagues, Jennifer Edlin, MFT and Shigeru Iwakabe, PhD. This scale describes what makes AEDP AEDP, and what makes it effective for so many patients. These named and measurable AEDP Affective Change Mechanisms will be put to the test in the analysis of over 1,000 videotaped sessions of the AEDP research project, and they will provide the scaffolding for exploring AEDP 2.0 theory and clinical practice in this online course that Diana is teaching.
Through assigned readings, didactic presentations, viewing video from Diana Fosha’s actual clinical sessions, and discussion, participants will deepen their understanding of the theory of AEDP, in a way that will add depth and precision to their practice of the model.
In a series of thirteen 2.5-hour online classes from February – July, 2021, Diana will elaborate AEDP 2.0’s theory and clinical framework organized around AEDP’s ‘9 + 1’ Affective Change Mechanisms.
What to Expect in the Thirteen Sessions:
Participants will be expected to complete readings in addition to attending all 13 live sessions.
Each session will consist of roughly:
- 1 hour didactic presentation +
- 30 minutes showing and discussing clinical tape +
- 1 hour integrating: discussion among fellow advanced AEDP colleagues led by Diana
Topics for each Session
Session 1. Course Introduction: Trusting Vitality & Undoing Aloneness
Session 2. Transformance Detection: Healing From the Get-Go
Session 3. Undoing Aloneness: Affirmation & Emotional Engagement; Attachment Sprinkled with Intersubjective Delight: The Attachment Strand & The Intersubjective Strand
Session 4. Experiential Focus and its Rootedness in Neurobiology: Working with the Somatically Based Felt Sense and Moment-to-Moment Tracking
Session 5. Relational Processing to Rewire the Internal Working Model; Relational Work with Receptive Affective Experience
Session 6. Affirmative Work with Defenses and the Updated (2020 version) of AEDP’s Representational Schemas
Session 7. Emotion Processing, Part 1: Work with Adaptive Core Affective Experiences
Session 8. Dyadic Affect Regulation: Stay with It and Stay with Me
Session 9. Emotion Processing, Part 2: Work with the Pathogenic Affects & the Unbearable States of Traumatic Aloneness
Session 10. Metaprocessing, Part 1: The Broaden and Build Theory of Emotion; Bringing About In-Session Flourishing; Setting the Upward Spiral in Motion
Session 11. Metaprocessing, Part 2: Privileging Emergence of the New (and Good) Experience: The Tremulous Affects
Session 12. The Neurobiological Core Self and Core State: “This is Me:” Integration and the Creation of New Meaning; Re-writing One’s Autobiographical Story
Session 13. The “+1” Unmasked: The Spirit of AEDP
Keep an eye out here for CE language regarding “What participants will be able to do at the end of this workshop”
Meet the Presenter
Diana Fosha, PhD
Diana Fosha, PhD, is the developer of AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), a healing-based, transformation-oriented model of psychotherapeutic treatment and she is Founder and Director of the AEDP Institute. For the last 20 years, Diana has been active in promoting a scientific basis for a healing-oriented, attachment-emotion-transformation focused trauma treatment model. Fosha's work focuses on integrating positive neuroplasticity, recognition science and developmental dyadic research into experiential and transformational clinical work with patients. Her most recent work focuses on promoting flourishing as a seamless part of AEDP’s therapeutic process of transforming emotional suffering. Drawing on affective neuroscience, attachment theory, mother-infant developmental research, and research documenting the undreamed-of plasticity in the adult brain, AEDP has developed an experiential clinical practice which reflects the integration of science, research and practice in psychotherapy.
Based in New York City, where she lives and practices, Fosha has been on the faculties of the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology of NYU and St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Medical Centers (now Mount Sinai) in NYC, and of the doctoral programs in clinical psychology at the Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University and at The City University of New York.
She is the author of The Transforming Power of Affect: A Model for Accelerated Change (Basic Books, 2000); co-author, with Natasha Prenn, of Supervision Essentials for Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (APA, 2016); 1st editor, with Dan Siegel and Marion Solomon, of The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development & Clinical Practice (Norton, 2009), and editor of the newest book on AEDP, Undoing Aloneness and the Transformation of Suffering into Flourishing: AEDP 2.0 (APA, 2021). Diana is the author of numerous articles on AEDP’s attachment-emotion-transformation focused experiential treatment model. She has contributed chapters to, among others, Clinical Pearls of Wisdom: 21 Leading Therapists Offer their Key Insights, edited by M. Kerman (Norton, 2009); Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders: An Evidence-Based Clinician’s Guide, edited by C. Courtois & J. D. Ford (Guilford, 2009); Healing Moments in Psychotherapy, edited by Dan Siegel and Marion Solomon (Norton, 2013); Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy: Accelerating Transformation, edited by Loizzo, Neale & Wolf (Norton, 2017), Moments of Meeting in Psychoanalysis: Interaction and Change in the Therapeutic Encounter, edited by Lord (Routledge: 2017) and The Comprehensive Handbook of Psychotherapy, Volume 1: Psychodynamic and Object Relations Therapies, edited by J. J. Magnavita (Wiley, 2002). Four DVDs of her live AEDP clinical work, including one documenting a complete 6-session treatment, and one on clinical supervision, have been issued by the American Psychological Association (APA). Learn more and purchase here.
Described by psychoanalyst James Grotstein as a “prizefighter of intimacy,” and by David Malan as “the Winnicott of [accelerated experiential] psychotherapy,” Diana Fosha is known for her powerful, precise yet simultaneously poetic and evocative affective writing and presenting style. Diana’s phrases — “undoing aloneness,” “existing in the heart and mind of the other,” “True Other,” “make the implicit explicit and the explicit experiential,” “stay with it and stay with me,” “rigor without shame” and “judicious self-disclosure” — capture the ethos of AEDP.
Dates and Times
11 – 1:30 pm* EST for Thirteen Tuesdays Starting February 9, 2021
Please be sure to calculate your local time zone if it is not US Eastern Standard Time
February 9, 16, 23
March 9, 16, 23, 30
April 13, 20, 27
May 11, 18, 25
Prerequisites, CE’s, Fees and Application
Level Prerequisite: This instance of this course is limited to 75 advanced AEDPers, largely Level 3 and above.
Requirements to Participate Effectively Online: You will need a private space with a reliable Internet connection for a desktop/laptop computer that has video and microphone. New to Online Learning? Click here for AEDP’s Live, Online Learning: Requirements & FAQ’s.
CE credits (32.5)
New Jersey Social Workers (NJ-ASWB) will not be able to receive credits for this course -we missed their deadline. All others, please see bottom of page for details.
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