Transformance Journal: Volume 4

The Phoenix Rising Issue

Introduction to The Phoenix Rising Issue

By Diana Fosha and Kari Gleiser

As with the mythic bird, the phoenix, who was reborn from its own ashes, Transformance: The AEDP Journal is springing to life again after a period of dormancy.  In this issue, we present three wonderful articles in our newly re-launched journal that we hope will have been well worth the wait. (Read More…)

Leaning Into Love

The Radical Shift

By Maryhelen Snyder


The willingness and capacity to love and be loved on the part of both therapist and patient are core to optimally successful psychotherapy, both as a process and as an outcome. Developmentally and phenomenologically, the movement of love is a simultaneous inpouring and outpouring. The AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) model and, most critically, the moment-by-moment attentiveness of its practice, has opened new doors to the co-creation of mutual love.  (Read More…)

Seeing the Invisible

The Role of Recognition in Healing from Neglect and Deprivation

By Kari A. Gleiser, PhD

Attachment experiences between caregiver and child are powerful sculptors of personality, and become key determinants in how an individual relates to self, other and emotions over a lifetime.  When a child’s early attachment relationships are characterized by recurrent “errors of omission” ­– neglect, deprivation, misattunement, and lack of affection, recognition and/or affirmation — that child can develop areas of psychic darkness or invisibility, in which parts of the self that are not seen and mirrored become dissociated. (Read More…)

What’s Hot in Neuroscience for Psychotherapy

By Richard Hill and Matthew Dahlitz

When considering the vast amount of work being done in the fields of neuroscience and its relevance to psychotherapy, it can be a little overwhelming to say the least. Where do we start? How can we define what are the “broad strokes” that will make a difference in how we see our clients and help them on the road to recovery? (Read More…)