Transformance Journal Volume: Volume 2

AEDP for Couples

From Stuckness and Reactivity to the Felt Experience of Love

By David Mars

This paper offers a highly condensed description of the theory and practice of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) for Couples.  It describes and demonstrates a somatically focused orientation of tracking the intersubjective field phenomena of both members of the couple.  (Read More…)

The King’s Speech

Through the Lens of an Eloquent Case Presentation

By Elizabeth Lehmann

The King’s Speech is an acclaimed 2010 dramatic film based on the life of King George VI of England. At the heart of the movie is the therapy relationship between the Duke of York (Colin Firth) who in the course of treatment becomes King, and his speech therapist Mr. Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). The film is reviewed from the psychological perspective of Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) developed by Diana Fosha (2000).
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Individuals Grieve

AEDP as an Effective Approach for Grief as a Personal Process

By Candyce Ossefort-Russell

To counter the isolation that many grievers feel, and to provide information critical to facilitating the processing of grief to completion, this paper demystifies the ways that each individual grieves uniquely. Though grief is universal, each person brings his own history, and a different kind of community to the table when she loses a specific loved one in a specific way. (Read More…)

Building Attachment Bonds in the Wake of Neglect and Abandonment

Through the lens and practice of AEDP, Attachment and Polyvagal Theory

By Karen Pando-Mars

This paper will illustrate the process of building attachment bonds in the context of the transformational journey of one patient by examining segments of four sessions over the course of a two-month period of psychotherapy. (Read More…)

HANDS On 2: A Trip Between Banks

The Insula and Its Role in Therapeutic Transitions

By Kai MacDonald
1. Besides mediating the felt sense of experience, a neural network involving the insula appears to act as a neurobiological circuitbreaker, shifting the flow of energy and information from a network concerned with the exterior world, goals, and inhibition to a self-oriented network concerned with the interior world.
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