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EDCAS: The Dyadic Healing of Attachment Trauma

Date: Oct 3, 2017 10:00 am

TITLE: The Dyadic Healing of Attachment Trauma: The Emergence of the Radiant Self: with Clinical Videotapes

PRESENTER: Diana Fosha, Ph.D.

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), a transformational, healing oriented model of treatment, is one of the fastest growing approaches to working with attachment trauma. AEDP emphasizes the moment-to-moment experiential co-creation of safety and the undoing of aloneness in the face of overwhelming emotions. Unlike traditional models of therapy that are psychopathology-based, AEDP roots itself in transformational theory, and has a fundamentally experiential, change-based theory of therapeutic action. The methodology of AEDP has patient and therapist emotionally engaged, closely following the edge of emergent transformational experience all the while processing trauma. Processing both traumatic and restorative emotional experiences to completion, the AEDP process culminates in vitality, energy, and the non-finite positive emotion-fueled spirals of resilience, well-being and creativity.

BIO: Diana Fosha Ph.D is the developer of Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), and the Director of the AEDP Institute. She is the author of The Transforming Power of Affect (Basic Books, 2000); senior editor, with Daniel Siegel and Marion Solomon, of The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective neuroscience, Development and Clinical Practice (Norton, 2009), and of numerous papers and chapters on dyadic transformational processes in experiential therapy and trauma treatment. Two DVDs of her live clinical work, one including her work with men, are part in APA's Systems of Psychotherapy Series; a 3rd DVD on clinical supervision has just been released (APA 2016). She teaches and is in private practice in New York City. Many of her papers are available at the AEDP Institute’s website, www.aedpinstitute.org.


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