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.