Intro To AEDP: How to Be a Transformational Therapist and Put Neuroplasticity into Everyday Action

Presented by AEDP Founder & Director, Diana Fosha, PhD

Recorded for OnDemand Learning

Through extensive audio-visually recorded actual therapy sessions,  this workshop will provide ample exposure to AEDP’s hallmark techniques of dyadic affect regulation (to undo aloneness and process traumatic experience), healing-oriented emotion processing, and  metatherapeutic processing (to process transformational experience) which can consolidate therapeutic gains, foster resilience, expand relational capacity, and also deepen receptive affective experiences of feeling seen, felt, loved and understood.

In this training, we will explore 5 aspects of how to be a transformational therapist:

  1. be a transformance detective how to set positive neuroplasticity into action by entraining transformance, the innate drive to heal, moment-to-moment, session to session
  2. stay with it and stay with me:  how to use dyadic affect regulation and work experientially with the therapeutic relationship, to co-create safety and connection, so as to do the work of deep emotional processing
  3. existing in the heart and mind of the other: how to work experientially with receptive affective experience, and use the client’s sense of feeling felt and being seen, to deepen our clients’ resilience and sense of self
  4. how to work with Intense Emotion: how to experientially work with and process intense emotional experience in order to transform suffering into flourishing
  5. work with transformational experience is transformational. how to use AEDP’s groundbreaking metatherapeutic processing methodology to make the most out of each change-for-the-better moment to activate non-finite positive spirals of energy and vitality to upgrade the system and fuel engaged explorations


At the end of this program, Participants will be able to:

  • Identify transformance manifestations in clients
  • List 2 techniques to set transformance, i.e., positive transformance, into action
  • Describe how to foster a therapeutic stance conducive to dyadic affect regulation
  • Demonstrate 3 interventions to work with intense emotion
  • Utilize the patient’s experience of transformation to activate further healing and consolidation of gains already made

Meet the Presenter

Diana Fosha, PhD

Diana Fosha, PhD, is the developer of AEDP™ psychotherapy, a healing-based, transformation-oriented treatment model. 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 the AEDP 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 is an experiential clinical practice which reflects the integration of science, (Read More…)

Fees, Credits and Registration

  • $149
  • $129 Members only, must be logged in

Continuing Education Credits

This is not CE eligible because the content was recorded in 2017.