Transformance Talk Webinar: The Journey from AEDP 1.0 to AEDP 2.0

Diana Fosha in conversation with Gil Tunnell, PhD

This is a recording of a live, online event held Friday, December 3, 2021


Undoing Aloneness and the Transformation of Suffering Into Flourishing: AEDP 2.0, edited by Diana Fosha (2021).

Diana will share the journey from the 2000 release of her groundbreaking book The Transforming Power Of Affect: A Model For Accelerated Change “AEDP 1.0” to AEDP 2.0, where she collaborated with faculty to update the ever-emergent AEDP approach (moving it into its second iteration, or “2.0”), leveraging emerging findings from the field of affective neuroscience to enhance individuals’ healing and transformation. She will discuss how the book developed and what it means now for the AEDP model and community.

Listen and learn with Diana, Gil and members of the AEDP community in this free for members Transformance Talk recorded webinar.


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Meet the Presenters

Diana Fosha, PhD

Diana Fosha, PhD, is the developer of AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), a healing-based, transformation-oriented model of psychotherapeutic treatment 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 AEDP’s 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 has developed an experiential clinical practice which reflects the integration of science, (Read More…)

Gil Tunnell, PhD

Gil Tunnell, PhD, completed a three-year core training in AEDP with Diana Fosha in 2007.  His special interest is applying individual AEDP to couple therapy.  In the late 1980s, he trained in Structural Family Therapy under Salvador Minuchin, M.D., and has written on the differences between Structural Therapy and AEDP (Tunnell, G. (2015). Facilitating transformance for couples: A comparison between Structural Family Therapy and AEDP. Transformance Journal, 6 (1)), and with families (Tunnell, G. (2006), “Postscript 10 years after: ‘The Oedipal Son’ revisited” in S. Minuchin et al, Mastering Family Therapy: Journeys of Growth and Transformation (Wiley).    Dr. Tunnell is co-author with David Greenan of Couple Therapy with Gay Men (Guilford, 2002), and has published widely on working with gay male couples (Tunnell, G. (2012). Gay male couple therapy: An attachment model. (Read More…)