Jenna Osiason, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and AEDP Supervisor who was a founding member of AEDP Institute and served as Senior Faculty from 2004 until 2021 when she transitioned to her current role as AEDP Faculty Emerita. She began short-term psychotherapy training at the Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy Institute of Denville, New Jersey, training in Accelerated Emphatic Therapy. She has been working with Dr. Fosha since 1992 analyzing videotaped psychotherapy sessions, focusing on the use of empathy to restructure defenses. This work has lead to the rich development of AEDP techniques to facilitate treatment and enhance access to core affect, strengthen the experience of self-regulation, and deepen self/other bonds. Dr. Osiason has given workshops on AEDP to mental health sites throughout New York City. (Read More…)
Transformance Journal Member: Supervisor
Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW
Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW, has been involved in the AEDP community since 2004. She first heard Diana present at a conference on Affect Regulation at Mount Sinai Hospital in 2003—and was truly inspired. Other major influences are Benjamin Lipton, Eileen Russell, and Natasha Prenn with whom she attended the 2004 AEDP Immersion Course.
Dr. Hendel received her AEDP Certification in 2010. Also in 2004, she graduated with a Masters in Social Work from Fordham University. She gradually built her practice and continued her education at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy where she earned a Certificate in Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in 2008. Ms. Hendel has a background in the sciences, which began at the Bronx High School of Science. She majored in biochemistry at Wesleyan University and received (Read More…)
Donna Fraser, LMFT
Donna Fraser, LMFT, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in San Francisco since 1997. She is a graduate of the California Institute of Integral Studies where she received her Master’s degree in Drama Therapy. Ms. Fraser comes to AEDP with a background in social work, somatics and experiential therapies. She is a founding member of AEDP West in the San Francisco Bay Area and received certification as an AEDP therapist in January 2008. She was a member of the first AEDP Core Training taught on the west coast by Dr. Ron Frederick. She feels honored to have received extensive training and consultation in AEDP from Ron Frederick, PhD; Diana Fosha, PhD; and Benjamin Lipton, LCSW. Ms. Fraser’s drive to understand how change happens, and specifically, how we can help clients mobilize toward health and healing, led her to AEDP. (Read More…)
Victoria Cheung, MM
Victoria Cheung, MM, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Toronto. She is trained in AEDP with Danny Yeung and has been assisting in training and supervision of Hong Kong colleagues since 2005. She received her certification in AEDP in 2010.
Ms. Cheung is the co-author with Senior Faculty Member, Danny Yeung of The Rainbow After: Psychological Trauma and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, and the lead author of Portrait of the Soul, a work that deeply resonates with AEDP. She has written in Chinese, produced and directed sixteen educational DVDs and CDs that are instrumental to the learning and the growth of the AEDP community in Hong Kong.
Timothy J. Beyer, PhD
Timothy J. Beyer, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, trainer, and consultant. Co-founder of the Center for Courageous Living in Beverly Hills, California, he has been training in and practicing AEDP for many years. With a firm belief in the power of relationships to heal, Dr. Beyer works collaboratively with clients and trainees to achieve profound and lasting results. Dr. Beyer earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of North Dakota, and an MA and PhD in Counseling and Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota.
In addition to his private practice, Dr. Beyer works in the Quality Improvement Division of the County of Los Angeles, Department of Mental Health. He has many years of experience working in university and business settings providing consultation, (Read More…)
Miriam Marsolais, PhD
Miriam Marsolais, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and Jungian Analyst in Berkeley, California. She served as AEDP Faculty from 2014 until 2018, when she transitioned to her current role as AEDP Faculty Emerita & Supervisor. In addition to her private clinical practice, Dr. Marsolais provides supervision to therapists wishing to train in AEDP and the certified AEDP therapists on the Supervisor Certification track. She also hosts and leads retreat-style AEDP group supervision weekends in the beautiful natural setting of The Sea Ranch on the northern California coast.
As a young adult Dr. Marsolais performed as a violinist, was a nun and taught high school science and mathematics. Following a near-fatal burn injury, her life took a major turn and her passions were redirected towards the study of history,psychology and Eastern (Read More…)
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