Transformance Talk 14: AEDP 2.0 Chapter: Finding Healing in the Broken Places: Intra-Relational AEDP Work With Traumatic Aloneness

Gil Tunnell, PhD in conversation with Carrie

 

This is a recording of a live event that occurred on Tuesday June 21, 2022


Jerry will be discussing his chapter in the recently released book, “Undoing Aloneness and the Transformation of Suffering: AEDP 2.0”. Called “Finding Healing in the Broken Places – Intra-relational AEDP work with Traumatic aloneness”, the chapter explores AEDP-informed parts work as a means of helping our clients transform overwhelming states of aloneness, dread, despair and shame into opportunities for growth and healing. Mr. Lamagna will discuss the topic of pathogenic affects in the context of AEDP metapsychology and examine the general usefulness of parts work in AEDP.


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Meet the Presenters

Jerry Lamagna, LCSW

Jerry Lamagna, LCSW is a Sr. Faculty member of AEDP™ Institute and a psychotherapist in private practice in Manhattan and Westfield, New Jersey. His early career focused specifically on treating adult children raised in alcoholic families, where exposure to clinical challenges associated with complex trauma inspired him to pursue training in approaches like psychodrama, EMDR, ego state therapy, trauma/dissociative disorder treatment, IFS and of course, AEDP. In 2004, Jerry, along with Dr. Kari Gleiser developed a modified version of AEDP for the treatment of dissociative disorders. Since then, Jerry has authored three articles on AEDP and its application in treating complex trauma and in 2015 released a three DVD training video of his teaching and live clinical work. In addition to writing, supervising and providing psychotherapy, Jerry teaches AEDP seminars and all AEDP Certification courses: Immersion, Essential Skills, Advanced Skills and Core Training. When courses were taught in person he taught in both North America and Europe.

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…)


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Carrie Ruggieri, LMHC, BCETS

Carrie Ruggieri, LMHC, BCETS is an active member of the AEDP Institute and a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress with a practice in Providence, Rhode Island. Ms. Ruggieri’s practice focuses on helping individuals who suffer the effects of trauma experienced in childhood or adolescence.

In addition to talk therapy, Carrie uniquely offers equine-assisted therapy; horses provide her patients comfort, help strengthen self-assertion, facilitate the experience of direct access to emotions, (Read More…)