AEDP Institute

AEDP Founder Diana Fosha, PhD Presents a Live Online Learning Series

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 and AEDP Institute Faculty Guest Presenters.

Level Prerequisite: Advanced AEDPers: Level 3 and above or advanced Level 2*
*Core Training and/or 10 hours Supervision

Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs, MD’s, Nurses, Creative Arts Therapists, in mental health and the healing arts and sciences. 


Course Description

This is a theory-forward course presented by Diana Fosha, PhD, developer of AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) and founder and director of the AEDP Institute.

Twenty-one years after the publication of her 1st book, The Transforming Power of Affect, the book that launched AEDP, there is a new book on AEDP. The new book, titled Undoing Aloneness & The Transformation of Suffering into Flourishing: AEDP 2.0 (APA, 2021).which just came out in the summer of 2021, features the latest thinking on AEDP theory and practice; it is a book Diana and her AEDP Faculty colleagues refer to as the “AEDP 2.0” book.

And “the latest thinking in AEDP theory and practice”, is, in essence, what this, Diana’s online 9 +1 course -with its focus on AEDP’s affective change processes- is about.

Naturally occurring, adaptive, affective change processes have always been at the heart of AEDP’s healing oriented, radically relational, transformational practice. In the two decades between the two books, the clinical, practice-based theory of AEDP has 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 Processes 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: it attempts to capture what makes AEDP effective for so many patients. These AEDP affective change processes 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; clinical video from Diana Fosha and her guest presenters’ actual clinical sessions; in class discussion (and optional study group and course listserv discussion), participants will deepen their understanding of the theory of AEDP, in a way that will add depth and precision to their clinical practice.

In a series of thirteen 3-hour online classes from October, 2021 – May, 2022, Diana will elaborate AEDP 2.0’s theory and clinical framework organized around AEDP’s Magnificent ‘9 + 1’ Affective Change Processes.


What to Expect in the Thirteen Sessions

READING: Participants will be expected to complete readings for each session, in addition to attending all 13 live sessions. There is a lot of reading..

READING GROUPS and COURSE LISTSERV: Not required, but we strongly suggest that participants meet with a “reading group” in the off weeks. Reading groups will not be monitored and there are no CE’s given for this time. Participants will be asked to form and maintain reading groups largely on their own. The course will have its own listserv for additional course discussion and for communicating needs around meeting with reading groups.

Topics and Format of Each Session

Each session will consist of a mix of (i) didactic presentation and discussion of the readings; (ii) showing and discussing clinical tape relevant to that topic; and integrative discussions with fellow AEDPers, some in breakout rooms and some led by Diana in the main room.

Session 1:  October 5, 2021  

Course Introduction
“We Are Organized To Be Better Than Fine”
Transformational Studies, Affective Change Processes & AEDP’s Transformational Theory

Session 2:  October 19, 2021

Transformance Detection & Affirmation: Healing from the Get-Go or Putting Positive Neuroplasticity into Clinical Action

Session 3: November 2, 2021

Recognition: The Process and Experience: “I see you” and Feeling Seen

Session 4: November 16, 2021

Undoing Aloneness: The Attachment Strand & the Intersubjective Strand or Attachment Sprinkled with Intersubjective Delight; Affirmation & Emotional Engagement; Dyadic Affect Regulation: Stay with It and Stay with Me

Session 5: November 30, 2021

Affirmative Work with Defenses and the Updated (2020 version) of AEDP’s Representational Schemas

Guest Presenter: Karen Pando-Mars, MFT

Session 6: December 14, 2021

Anxiety Regulation: Working to Regulate Dysregulated Experience

Guest Presenter: Jenn Edlin, MFT

Session 7: February 22, 2022 (2.22.22)

Relational Processing to Rewire the Internal Working Model; Relational Work with Receptive Affective Experience

Guest Presenter: Ron Frederick, PhD

Session 8: March 8, 2022

Emotion Processing & Work with Adaptive Core Affective Experiences: Portrayals and Work with the Trauma of Oppression

Guest Presenter: Ben Medley, LCSW

Session 9: March 22, 2022

Agency, Will and Desire as Core Affective Experiences

Guest Presenter: Eileen Russell, PhD

Session 10: April 5, 2022

Trauma Processing and Work with the Maladaptive Affective Experiences, i.e, the Pathogenic Affects & the Unbearable States of Traumatic Aloneness

Guest Presenter: Jerry Lamagna, LCSW

Session 11: April 19, 2022

Metatherapeutic Processing: Privileging Emergence of the New (and Good) Experience: The Transformational Affects; The Broaden and Build Theory of Emotion; Bringing About In-Session Flourishing; Setting the Upward Spiral in Motion

Session 12: May 3, 2022

The Neurobiological Core Self, I/Thou Relating and Core State: “This is Me:” Integration and the Creation of New Meaning; Re-writing One’s Autobiographical Story

Session 13: May 17, 2022

The “+1” Unmasked: The Spirit of AEDP


Course Objectives

  • Explain Transformance Detection
  • List tools for Healing From the Get-Go
  • Summarize Undoing AlonenessExplain the results of using Affirmation & Emotional Engagement; Attachment Sprinkled with Intersubjective Delight: The Attachment Strand & The Intersubjective Strand
  • Apply Experiential Focus.
  • Discover its Rootedness in Neurobiology
  • Demonstrate Working with the Felt Sense and Moment-to-Moment Tracking
  • Utilize Relational Processing to Rewire the Internal Working Model
  • Explain Relational Work with Receptive Affective ExperienceInterpret Affirmative Work with Defenses and the Updated (2020 version) of AEDP’s Representational Schemas
  • Examine Emotion Processing, Part 1: Work with Adaptive Core Affective Experiences
  • Predict Dyadic Affect Regulation: Stay with It and Stay with Me
  • Examine Emotion Processing, Part 2: Work with the Pathogenic Affects & the Unbearable States of Traumatic Aloneness
  • Diagram Metaprocessing, Part 1: The Broaden and Build Theory of Emotion; Bringing About In-Session Flourishing; Setting the Upward Spiral in Motion
  • Subdivide Metaprocessing, Part 2: Privileging Emergence of the New (and Good) Experience: The
  • Analyze Tremulous Affects the Neurobiological Core Self and Core State: “This is Me:”
  • Describe Integration and the Creation of New Meaning
  • Relate Re-writing One’s Autobiographical Story
  • Interpret the “+1” Unmasked: The Spirit of A

Meet the Presenter

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.

Click to Watch Diana's Trusting Vitality Video


Dates and Times

10am – 1pm EST for Thirteen Sessions Starting October 5th, 2021
Please be sure to calculate your local time zone if it is not US Eastern Time

Sessions Will Meet Every Other Week from October 2021 – May 2022 (not including a winter break)

October 5th & 19th

November 2nd & 16th & 30th

December 14th

Winter Break

February 22nd

March 8th & 22nd

April 5th & 19th

May 3rd & 17th


Prerequisites, CE’s, Fees and Application

Level Prerequisite: Advanced AEDPers: Level 3 and above or advanced Level 2*
*Core Training and/or 10 hours Supervision

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 (35.75)

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.

Fees and Scholarships:

  • $1,200 USD Member Price (must be logged in to register)
  • $1,250 USD Non-Member
  • Diversity and COVID Scholarships are available. Once you have been notified of your acceptance, please let us know you would like to apply for a scholarship by emailing admin@aedpinstitute.org.

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Continuing Education Credits

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates available after satisfactory course completion at www.ceuregistration.com
Cosponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 35.75 CE hours
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0018. 35.75 clock hours. Live in-person

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. (35.75) clock hours. Live in-person.

Social Workers
CA and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by either CE Sponsors for APA, (which R. Cassidy Seminars is) or will accept the approval of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Some states, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.
IL-SWs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000782. (35.75) hours.
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 35.75 contact hours Live in-person.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (35.75) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by either CE Sponsors for APA, (which R. Cassidy Seminars is) or will accept the approval of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Some states, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.
IL-MFTs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. (35.75) hours.
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (35.75) contact hours. Live in-person.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (35.75) contact hours. Live in-person.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (35.75) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 35.75 CE hours.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists, #CAT-0005. (35.75) contact hours. Live in-person.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0222 for (35.75) CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (35.75) hours general. Expires 3/31/2021. Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (35.75) CE Hours.

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (35.75) contact hours

Disability Access – If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.