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An AEDP Therapy from Beginning to End, Viewed Through the Lens of AEDP’s 9+1 Affective Change Processes

February 7 – 11, 2022   |   9:00 am – 12:30 pm daily

Week 2

Presented by Diana Fosha

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About this workshop

A special program for advanced AEDP therapy practitioners

AEDP therapy has always been a multifaceted transformational therapy. And naturally occurring adaptive, affective change mechanisms have always been at the heart of this radically relational, healing-oriented practice.

The advent of empirical research into AEDP’s effectiveness (Iwakabe et al, 2020) has resulted in the need to systematize, codify, and measure outcome and process in AEDP therapy. This has led to the development of what we call The Magnificent 9+1 Affective Change Processes Scale.

The 9+1 Affective Change Processes

This scale describes what makes AEDP and why it’s proving to be effective for so many patients. This workshop explores 9 affective change processes specific to AEDP therapy as well as the mystery “+ 1” (to be revealed in due time).

These named and measurable AEDP affective change processes will be put to the test in the analysis of over 1,200 videotaped sessions in the AEDP therapy research project. This will provide the scaffolding for exploring AEDP 2.0 theory and clinical practice.

The 9 affective change processes in AEDP therapy are:

(i) transformance detection and affirmation of the self; (ii) noticing and seizing a moment of change for the better; (iii) undoing aloneness; (iv) facilitating access to bodily-based experience; (v) working to dismantle defenses; (vi) dyadic affect regulation; (vii) experientially processing emotional, relational and self experience, aiming toward a corrective emotional experience; (viii) broadening and building transformational experience, i.e., metatherapeutic processing; and (ix) promoting integration and processing core state experiences.

This workshop for advanced AEDPers will examine a complete 16-session therapy. This exercise will track how the 9+1 processes represent AEDP therapy. It will also demonstrate how the processes show up and how they are integrated into the beginning, middle, and end phases of treatment for a complex PTSD patient dealing with compromised epistemic trust.

Since this therapy was done in the context of AEDP’s outcome research, we will also explore empirical measures, pre- and post-therapy, and at a 12-month follow-up.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the attendee will have learned to:

  • Identify expressions of transformance in clients.

  • Practice utilizing transformance strivings as a catalyst to maximize patient’s healing.

  • Distinguish between different types of dysregulation.

  • Describe how to regulate/alleviate anxiety and shame.

  • Identify and perform techniques to bypass and restructure defenses so as to allow for emotional experiencing/processing.

  • Explain and demonstrate how emotional engagement can be used to disconfirm early learning and promote a corrective relational experience in therapy.

  • Recognize the different ways in which early relational learning shows up in the here-and-now experience of the client.

  • List the factors that foster neuroplasticity, and demonstrate how they can be put to good use in psychotherapy.

  • Discuss the essential elements needed to promote emotional processing and memory reconsolidation as well as how to make use of them in therapy.
  • Explain and demonstrate how metaprocessing can be maximized to deepen transformation and the integration of new learning.

CE Credits

US attendees: This workshop is approved for CE Credits (16.25 hours) by Praxis Continuing Education and Training. For information about CE Credits, click here.

See detailed workshop agenda below.

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Additional Workshop Details

Target Audience:
Marriage and Family Therapists, Clinical and Counseling Psychologists, Psychiatric Social Workers, Pastoral Counselors, Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists, Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Counselors, Graduate Students in Accredited Programs in these fields

What level of knowledge should the attendee have in this topic?
Advanced

Daily Workshop Agenda

Time Frame Content (Topics)
DAY 1
9:00 am – 10:15 am The Theory and Practice of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
Presentation of the 9+1 Affective Change Processes
10:15 am – 10:30 am Morning break
10:30 am – 12:30 pm Affective Change Process #1: Transformance detection and the affirmation of the Self
Affective Change Process #2: Noticing and seizing a moment of change-for-the-better
Session video – excerpts from actual therapy sessions. How to work with affirmation with a patient with compromised capacity for epistemic trust
DAY 2
9:00 am – 10:15 am Affective Change Process #3: Undoing aloneness and building connection
10:15 am – 10:30 am Morning break
10:30 am – 12:30 pm Relational Work in AEDP: How to do relational work with a patient with relational trauma
The Self-Other-Emotion Triangle: AEDP’s Representational Schemas
Session video – excerpts from actual therapy sessions with a patient with compromised capacity for epistemic trust
DAY 3
9:00 am – 10:15 am Affective Change Process #4: Facilitating access to bodily-based experience
Affective Change Process #5: Working to dismantle defenses
Affective Change Process #6: Regulating dysregulated experience: anxiety, shame, unbearable states of traumatic aloneness
10:15 am – 10:30 am Morning break
10:30 am – 12:30 pm The Triangle of Experience: AEDP’s Representational Schemas
State 1 work in AEDP
Session video – excerpts from actual therapy sessions with a patient with compromised capacity for epistemic trust
DAY 4
9:00 am – 10:15 am Affective Change Process #7: Experientially processing emotional, relational, intra-relational and self experience, aiming toward a corrective emotional experience
10:15 am – 10:30 am Morning break
10:30 am – 12:30 pm State 2 work in AEDP: Experientially processing (i) emotional; (ii) relational; (iii) intra-relational; and (iv) Self experience
Session video – excerpts from actual therapy sessions with a patient with compromised capacity for epistemic trust
DAY 5
9:00 am – 10:15 am Affective Change Process #8: Broadening and building transformational experience, i.e., metatherapeutic processing.
The processing of transformational experience and the transformational affects associated with it.
Affective Change Process #9: Affective Change Process #9: Promoting integration and processing core state experiences.
The Triangle of Relational Comparisons: AEDP’s Representational Schemas. The emergence of new meaning and the construction of the new autobiographical narrative.
The emergence of new meaning and the construction of the new autobiographical narrative.
10:15 am – 10:30 am Morning break
10:30 am – 12:30 pm The +1 Revealed
Putting it all together
Last session; Research Data pre-post and 12-month follow-up.

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