Transformance Journal: Adjunct Faculty

Mary Androff, MD

Mary Androff, MD, is a faculty member of AEDP™ Institute. Based in Minneapolis-St Paul, Mary works in a private psychotherapy and integrative psychiatry practice and also provides psychiatric consultation for an Assertive Community Treatment team.  Her journey to AEDP began with STEM (chemistry at University of Illinois), then medicine (Washington University-St Louis), then psychiatric residency (University of Washington, Seattle), then training in psychodynamic psychotherapy alongside daily yoga and meditation practices.

Seeking a way to integrate all these threads and hoping to discover a more coherent theoretical framework, Mary found her professional home when she took the AEDP Immersion course. She went on to receive certification as an AEDP therapist in 2015 and as an AEDP supervisor in 2020.  She founded AEDP Minnesota in 2017.  She has run multiple study and consultation groups, participates as a treating clinician in the AEDP research program, teaches ES1 modules and provides individual and group AEDP supervision.

 


Anna Christina Sundgren, MA 

Anna Christina Sundgren, MA is a faculty member of AEDP™ Institute, a Licensed Psychotherapist, teacher and Supervisor. She has been in private practice in Stockholm, Sweden for more than 20 years. Anna Christina became a certified AEDP-therapist in 2015, and an AEDP Supervisor in 2016. She studied Jungian Psychology, is trained in Short-term Dynamic Therapy and is a Mindfulness Instructor and retreat leader.

Anna Christina has worked with group- and individual therapy for male perpetrators in domestic violence treatment. She co-developed and supervised a relational Infant Observation method inspired from AEDP to help therapy students develop their sense of non-verbal communication. She has assisted in Immersion and Essential Skills courses as well as presenting her own work. (Read More…)


Annika Medbo, Licensed Psychotherapist

Annika Medbo, is an Adjunct faculty member of AEDP™ Institute, Licensed Psychotherapist, Licensed Physiotherapist, AEDP Certified Supervisor and teacher. She has a private practice in Stockholm. Annika´s clinical interests are in trauma and dissociation with a special interest in the use and development of non-verbal processes that can work to enhance and facilitate growth and healing. This interest started before AEDP when Annika was working in psychiatric clinics and striving to meet her patients “beyond diagnosis”, listen to the nonverbal “calls” for connection, rather than focusing on defences and pathology. Her interest for nonverbal processes expanded when she supervised psychotherapy students in Infant Observation at a major Psychotherapy Institute in Stockholm.

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Sigal Bahat, MA

Sigal Bahat, MA is a faculty member of AEDP™ Institute and the Israeli Ambasador. She teaches and supervises AEDP, in Israel, US and internationally, and leads an Israeli AEDP Core Training group. She has a private practice in Israel and also works remotely. Sigal started her career as a Dance Movement Therapist, and then completed training both as an Expressive & Creative psychotherapist, and as a Bio-energetic Analyst. She is certified and has many years of experience as a teacher of somatic-mindfulness approaches.

The Alexander Technique, The Feldenkrais Method and Authentic Movement. Meeting AEDP and Dr. Diana Fosha met a decades-long quest to actively engage the intra-intimate-connections between psyche & soma.

Sigal on AEDP: “At last I met a model that made sense to me in the deepest manner, both theoretically and clinically – (Read More…)


H. Jacquie Ye-Perman, PhD 

Jacquie Ye-Perman, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist, Adjunct Faculty of the AEDP™ Institute, certified AEDP Therapist and Supervisor. She is also a member of the AEDP DBEI (Diversity, Belonging, Equity and Inclusion) Committee and the AEDP International Development Committee.

Jacquie grew up in China. She obtained her master’s in Social and Developmental Psychology at Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada and her PhD in counseling psychology at University of Florida, USA. She attended her first AEDP Immersion course in 2013 and started receiving supervision from Dr. Diana Fosha soon after. In 2015 she assisted helming the first Immersion course in Shanghai, China, taught by Dr. Diana Fosha and Dr. Danny Yeung. Over the past eight years she has co-taught Immersion, Essential Skills, Core-training courses, and led several other AEDP training in the Chinese-speaking communities and later in English-speaking communities. She also provides individual and group supervision for trainees internationally. (Read More…)


Steve Shapiro, PhD

Steve Shapiro, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who maintains a full-time private practice in suburban Philadelphia and has over twenty years clinical and teaching experience.  He has been practicing various forms of Experiential Dynamic Therapy (EDT), such as Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), since the mid-1990’s. He is a founding member of the AEDP Institute and has been studying with Dr. Diana Fosha, the developer of AEDP, since 2003

Dr. Shapiro conducts lectures, workshops and ongoing training internationally.  His presentations are often commended for translating complex clinical theory into clear, precise, and practical techniques (Read More…)