AEDP Institute

Transformance and the Phenomenology of Transformation

Presented by AEDP Sr. Faculty member
Danny Yeung, MD, CCFP, CGPP, FCFP

Based on an article of the same title from AEDP’s Journal Transformance (Volume 1)

Thursday, June 28, 2018

8:00 – 9:00 pm EST (5 – 6 pm Pacific) 


Transformance, a central construct in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), is the overarching motivational force driving positive change. Transformance is the clinical parallel of neuroplasticity in neuroscience (Fosha, 2010). A forward-moving, generative force, transformance fosters optimal growth and maximizes vitality and psychic energy. This energy resonates with that found in several ancient wisdom traditions. For example, transformance echoes the pervasive creative principle of change described in the ancient Chinese wisdom found in the Book of Changes (Wilhelm, R. & Baynes, C.F. 1967).

Within the framework of transformance, this paper will begin with a concise overview of the theory of change in AEDP, followed by a clinical case presentation illustrating how the principles are applied in psychotherapeutic treatment. … (Read more here)

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Meet the Presenter

Danny Yeung, MD, CCFP, CGPP, FCFP

Danny YeungDanny Yeung, MD, CCFP, CGPP, FCFP, is a Lecturer of Psychiatry at University of Toronto and consultant/supervising psychotherapist at several mental health service agencies in Toronto, Canada. Inspired by the work of Dr. Fosha since late 2002, he has been receiving advanced training in AEDP. Dr. Yeung has co-authored with Dr. Fosha a chapter in Stricker & Gold's A Casebook of Psychotherapy Integration (APA, 2006), titled "AEDP Exemplifies the Seamless Integration of Emotional Transformation and Dyadic Relatedness at Work." Passionate about sharing AEDP with Asian cultures, he has conducted Level 1 Immersion Courses, advanced workshops, and created Level 2 supervision groups in Hong Kong since 2005. As adjunct faculty of Tyndale University Seminary and College in Canada, Dr. Yeung teaches a master-level AEDP course for the counseling program. He has also written on, conducted seminars, and hosted primetime radio shows across Canada in psychospiritual transformation. Invigorated with the integrative vision of AEDP, Dr. Yeung is exploring its interface with positive psychology, spirituality, prayer, mindfulness, EMDR, energy psychology and Chinese philosophy. His first book, Portrait of the Soul, co-authored in Chinese with Victoria Cheung and currently in its fourth edition, has an uncanny resonance with the principles of AEDP. His soon to be released second book titled The Rainbow After: Psychological Trauma and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, will be the first original AEDP work published in the Chinese speaking world.