Transformance Journal Member: Guest Presenter

Nicky Cameron, LCSW

Nicky Cameron, LCSW is a native of Jamaica, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and the Founder of Emergent Counseling & Consulting LLC. She has accumulated over a decade’s worth of experience serving in various capacities in the field of Behavioral Health. Nicky believes in holistic healing, and the body’s organic intelligence, and its ability to recover from toxic stress. Hence, her use of integrative therapies such as Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Internal Family Systems, Somatic Experiencing, Inter-Generational Brain-spotting, EMDR, and EFT Tapping.

As a member of AEDP Institute’s Vision Collective, and The Co-Chair for the Racialized Trauma and Spirituality Exploratory Group, Nicky collaborates with her peers to explore research and develop initiatives related to Healing Racialized Trauma.

Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW

Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW, is author of the international award-winning book, It’s Not Always Depression: Working the Change Triangle to Listen to the Body, Discover Core Emotions, and Connect to Your Authentic Self (Random House). She received her B.A. in biochemistry from Wesleyan University and a DDS from Columbia University. The education at Columbia included neuroscience, which was so relevant in understanding why AEDP is effective.

Hilary received an MSW from Fordham University. She is a certified psychoanalyst and AEDP psychotherapist and supervisor. Hilary has published articles in The New York Times, TIME, NBC Think, and Oprah, and her blog is read worldwide.

Hilary has been involved in the AEDP community since 2004. She first heard Diana Fosha present at a conference on Affect Regulation in 2003. Other major influences were AEDP Faculty members Benjamin Lipton, LCSW, Eileen Russell, PhD, and Natasha Prenn, LCSW with whom she attended the 2004 AEDP Immersion Course. (Read More…)


Isis Bey, LCSW, CCTP II, is the founder and owner of Harmony Health Therapeutic Services and an Adjunct Professor with multiple Universities. Ms. Bey is also an NC Supervisor for Clinical Social Workers. She is a trainer and consultant. Ms. Bey completed her Graduate education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has over 25 years’ experience working with children and families and training. She is Nationally Certified as an Advanced Level Complex Trauma Clinician, Gang Specialist, Triple P Parent Provider.

Her training/consulting experience includes Advocacy, Ethics, Implicit Bias, Systematic Disparities, Anti-Racism, Group Therapy, Child Welfare, Parent Education, Criminal Justice, Gang Intervention, Human Trafficking, Domestic and Teen Dating Violence. Her experience in the clinical field includes but is not limited to Crisis Intervention, Assessment, Individual, Groups and Couples Counseling, and Trauma. She also has practice experience using Mindfulness, Somatic Experience, Spiritual Social Work, African Drumming and Dance as a therapeutic tool. (Read More…)

Joshua DeSilva, PsyD, CGP

Joshua DeSilva, PsyD, CGP (they/them) guest presented in the AEDP Institute-sponsored seminar, “Wounds We Cannot See” in October, 2020 and currently serves on the AEDP Institute’s DBEI Committee. Joshua is a licensed psychologist in Virginia and DC. They identify as a nonbinary Latine person of queer experience. Their family immigrated from Venezuela and maintains strong ties to Latin America. Growing up in the Midwest as a first generation American and attending college and graduate school as a first generation student has powerfully impacted their sense of the importance (and difficulty) of empowering diverse groups to live and learn in spaces that have historically been oppressive and unwelcoming. Professionally, Dr. DeSilva (Josh) is the Associate Director and Director of Training at American University Counseling Center. Josh feels lucky to be a part of the future of psychology in this role. They were appointed by Governor Ralph Northam to serve as a Member of the Virginia Latino Advisory Board and currently serve as Vice Chair of the Board. (Read More…)

Judy Silvan, LCSW

Judy Silvan, LCSW offers AEDP therapy, certified AEDP supervision and teaches workshops for new and seasoned AEDP trainees to integrate AEDP skills with prior expertise in other models (eg.,psychoanalysis, ISTDP, IFS, SE, Bioenergetics, etc.).  For AEDP clinicians seeking a holistic learning experience, supervision with Judy leads to deepened skills through vulnerable processing of current and historical experiences related to counter-transference and other clinical questions and material. For those who wish to earn hours towards AEDP certification, her expertise creates a safe and abundant supervision experience, using what is gleaned from viewing clinical sessions.

Her trainees learn the value of moment-to-moment tracking, and the ‘how to’s’ of switching from an interpretive or analytical mode to an experiential mode. She will help you develop interventions reflecting your individual level of skill and process. This includes getting started with simple videotaping of sessions,

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Malin Endrédi

Malin Endredi is a certified AEDP Therapist and Supervisor. Her office is in Stockholm, Sweden and nowadays online too. Malin welcomes Swedish and English speaking clients and supervisees. Malin is a member of the AEDP Sweden Program Group and one of two hosts of the AEDP Salon Stockholm/Sweden. She was a copresenter in the institute-sponsored seminar, “Transformational Synergies in AEDP, Spirituality and Psychedelics” in July, 2022.

Malin started her professional life as a clinical psychologist working with distressed parents and their dysregulated babies to help create secure attachment. After 17 years she took a Swedish attachment, relational and emotion focused psychotherapist training. That’s where Malin, through an APA video, first encountered Diana’s ways of working and AEDP and it all clicked.

She became devoted and crossed the Atlantic many times to attend trainings and assisting internationally (Read More…)

Deborah Lee-Thornby, MA

Deborah Lee-Thornby, MA, is a certified AEDP therapist and an AEDP supervisor in training. She has attended numerous AEDP trainings, and assisted at many Immersion, ES1 and ES2 and Core Training courses. As a founding member of the Portland Oregon AEDP Steering Committee she has hosted several AEDP faculty lead workshops in Portland. She was a copresenter in the Institute-sponsored seminar, “Transformational Synergies in AEDP, Spirituality and Psychedelics” in July, 2022.

Deb is in private practice in Portland.  She works with couples and individuals, specializing in relationships and sexuality.  As a certified yoga instructor she incorporates mindfulness, breath and movement into her work with patients.  Deb has a master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Science from the Leadership Institute of Seattle where she learned to lead process groups and create experiential curriculum for adult learners.  
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Idit Ronen-Setter, MFT

Idit Ronen-Setter, MFT is a certified AEDP therapist and supervisor, working in Israel. Idit has received her MA and Family Therapy Certification from Tel Aviv University and has practiced therapy with individuals, couples and families, in Aluma Therapy Center and private practice, since 2006. She completed the certified studies of treatment of stress and trauma, at The Trauma Center (Boston, MA), directed by Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk (2013-2014).

Nowadays, Idit is teaching family therapy and AEDP through the Ministry of Social Services, and through the Israeli Association of Couples and Family Therapy. Since June 2018, Idit has been appointed the formal AEDP liaison for the Israeli community. In addition, since 2015 she is supervising a medical forum for couples (Read More…)

Kaori Stram, LMHC

Kaori Stram, LMHC is a certified AEDP therapist and supervisor. She is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in New York.  Her AEDP journey started in 2014 when she was first introduced to the work of Yuko Hanakawa and attracted to its warm heart-to-heart connection between a therapist and a client.  She has assisted many courses in-person and online as an experiential assistant and lead assistant.  Since 2021, she has presented at Immersion and ES1 courses as well as trained Japanese therapists in Japan.

Kaori is also participating in an AEDP 16-session research project as a treating therapist.

Her passion is to help spread AEDP to Japan where she originally comes from and has been actively involved in the AEDP Japanese community.

Yuko Parris, LMHC

Yuko Parris, LMHC is a New York State licensed psychotherapist, a certified AEDP therapist, and an AEDP supervisor-in-training. Yuko was introduced to AEDP in 2017 and has since been dedicated to developing her proficiency in AEDP therapy. She has supported many AEDP trainings as a lead and experiential assistant. Certified in AEDP in 2021, she is currently a  Supervisor in Training, and teaches AEDP both in United States and in Japan.

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