Transformance Journal Member: Guest Presenter

Jessica Slatus, LCSW

Jessica Slatus, LCSW is a Certified AEDP Therapist and Supervisor in Colorado.  She is an integral part of the AEDP Rocky Mountains community and has presented locally on a number of topics within AEDP, including the AEDP therapist stance, working with anxiety and defenses, building receptive affective capacity, and metaprocessing.  More recently, she has focused on writing and teaching about working with eating disorders using AEDP, and has authored two publications on the topic: an article in Transformance, the AEDP journal, and a book chapter co-authored with Natasha Prenn in the book Trauma-Informed Approaches to Eating Disorders.Jessica received her Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College, her Masters in Social Work from New York University, and her post-graduate training in eating disorders at the Center for the Study of Anorexia & Bulimia (CSAB).  Jessica was a participant in the inaugural AEDP Essential Skills course in 2010 and has not looked back since! (Read More…)

Heloise (Lois) Ridley, LPC

Heloise (Lois) Ridley, LPC is an AEDP Level 1 Therapist; she is an active member of the AEDP Vision Collective and she was a copresenter in the Institute-sponsored seminar, “Transformational Synergies in AEDP, Spirituality and Psychedelics” in July, 2022. Lois is founder of New Hope Counseling and Wellness in Pennsylvania where she supports families and individuals in their journey toward healing relational attachment trauma.

She also counsels at Wilkes University Counseling Center. Lois explores use of the AEDP model in support of clients who have experienced racialized and other forms of childhood trauma. As a doctoral candidate at Wilkes University, she researches the utilization of culturally responsive trauma informed care in higher education settings for students of color.  Lois is also investigating the intersectionality of psychology and faith.

Alana Tappin, CPsych

Alana Tappin, CPsych is a licensed clinical psychologist, and the owner/operator of a private psychology clinic that specializes in psychological support for marginalized and racialized people. Based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, she conducts psychological assessments, treatment and consultation to children, teens and adults. Dr. Tappin also provides supervision and training to students, pre-licensed and licensed mental health therapists. She has long had an interest in the psychological impact of racism and offers trainings on whiteness, shame and racism, and offers anti-oppression and anti-racism training to community organizations, universities, and private businesses. Dr. Tappin earned her doctorate degree from Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus in 2012, (Read More…)

Della Mosley, PhD

Della Mosley, PhD  is the President of the non-profit The WELLS Healing Center (formerly the University of Florida based WELLS Healing and Research Collective). She co-founded Academics for Black Survival and Wellness (#Academics4BlackLives) with Pearis Bellamy and is the co-founder (with David Oh) of the Radical Healing Collaborative Group Practice. Della is also a proud member of the Psychology of Radical Healing Collective, and an American Psychological Association (APA) Minority Fellow.

In Dr. Mosley’s words, “I intentionally use my education and training in counseling, skills and experience conducting culturally mindful and award-winning research, history counseling Black youth and queer and transgender People of Color, experience organizing and (Read More…)

Peter Muhwati, CSW

Peter Muhwati, CSW, is a Clinical Social Worker from Zimbabwe living in Johannesburg, South Africa.
He uses attachment-based, experiential approaches to therapy with individuals and couples. His clinical experience also includes work within palliative care in Zimbabwe.

Peter hopes one day to be Certified in the AEDP model. He completed his higher education at Penn State University and Royal Holloway, University of London.

Following his undergraduate degree, he entered the religious life of the Franciscan Friars. He is still guided by Franciscan Spirituality. Peter is married with two children.