AEDP Institute

Psychoanalysts and AEDP

Why Psychoanalysts should consider AEDP training

(Hint: it’s for more than required continuing education (CE) credits*)

*NY State added CE requirements for Psychoanalysts in 2017. Be sure to check your State’s CE requirements regularly!


Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) is a perfect complement to Psychoanalytic training.

Here is what one of the many certified Psychoanalysts in the AEDP community has to say about their experience:

          I am a certified psychoanalyst (The Institute For Contemporary Psychotherapy) who has moved to an AEDP-way of working. In 2004 I saw videotapes of AEDP-informed psychotherapy sessions at a conference on emotions and attachment. In those videos I saw radical transformations occurring in clients in one session – change that would have taken me and my patients using a traditional psychoanalytic psychotherapy approach years of work to accomplish. I wondered if it was too good to be true? Was AEDP a method with a scientific basis that could be taught and duplicated? My last 13 years of AEDP training, practice and supervision has proven that the answer is a whole hearted YES.

          Because of the anatomy of the brain, insight-oriented therapies that focus on thoughts and cognitions (like CBT and psychoanalytic psychotherapy) rarely produce healing transformation quickly. AEDP, on the other hand, has a “bottom-up” way of creating transformation, using the body and emotions to noticeably, effectively, quickly change thoughts and behaviors and ameliorate distress and psychological pain.

          I have not thrown away my training as a psychoanalyst. In fact I treasure the intense, grounding, knowledge and experience I had pre-AEDP. Since adding AEDP to my skill set I have discovered another very valuable tool to help people faster.

 – Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW
   Certified Psychoanalyst, AEDP Certified Therapist & Supervisor

Learn more about the AEDP therapeutic model

AEDP heals trauma and helps to undo aloneness by championing the innate healing capacity of neuroplasticity in a safe, attached therapeutic relationship.

Through minute-to-minute, in-depth processing of difficult emotional and relational experiences, AEDP clinicians help clients recover their sense of core self and experience increased resilience and a renewed zest for life.

Sign up for one of these courses:

Introduction to AEDP: How to Be a Transformational Therapist and put Neuroplasticity into Everyday Action
by AEDP’s Founder, Diana Fosha; April 1, 2017 in NYC
A one day seminar (earn 6 CE’s):


AEDP Immersion
by AEDP’s Founder, Diana Fosha; many dates and cities, click to find the one that’s right for you.
A one week retreat (earn 32.5 CE’s)



Interested in reading about some of the differences between conventional psychoanalytic psychotherapy (talk or insight oriented therapy) and “experiential psychotherapy?”

Check out this article:
What is the Difference Between Conventional Talk Psychotherapy and Experiential Psychotherapy?