Jan 31  —  Feb 25

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The Process of Change in AEDP: The Spirit of AEDP in Clinical Practice

January 31, 2022 – February 4, 2022   |   9:00 am – 12:30 pm daily

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Presented by Diana Fosha

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About this workshop

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) is an integrative transformational therapy model.

AEDP uses relational work, experiential techniques, and a focus on change and healing in order to alleviate emotional suffering and promote resilience and flourishing.

Drawing upon research in neuroplasticity, affective neuroscience, developmental research into caregiver infant interaction, Darwinian emotion theory, and transformational studies, this psychotherapy approach navigates the complex interactions between positive and negative emotions towards psychological growth and adaptation.

In the last few years, AEDP has grown exponentially. Why? What chord does it strike in people? What is it that is resonating with therapists worldwide?

Diana Fosha, the founder of AEDP, believes the answer lies not just in its theory and specific modes of intervention, but fundamentally within AEDP’s ethos and values — or its spirit.

It is about the quest that animates each session (i) to bring forth the healing within each person; (ii) undo aloneness; (iii) transform emotional suffering; and (iv) sow the seeds of flourishing.

This workshop will explore how AEDP uses interventions and practices like transformance detection, dyadic affect regulation, experiential work with relational experience, and processing emotions to a corrective emotional and/or relational experience.

In addition, you will learn how to use AEDP’s metatherapeutic processing — a systematic methodology to help clients flourish during and after sessions.

We will even track change over time using videotaped recordings of AEDP therapy sessions with a 19 year old client who experienced significant big T and relational trauma. Through witnessing the complete 6-session therapy, participants will be able to grasp both the spirit of AEDP, its methods, and how it can promote change, while deepening their learning of the AEDP model.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Define transformance and how it relates to positive neuroplasticity.

  • Demonstrate an AEDP therapist stance: welcome, affirm, validate, orient.

  • Describe how to construct safety and undo aloneness.

  • Apply moment-to-moment tracking to clinical practice.

  • Discuss how to construct dyadic safety and connection.

  • Discuss how to build and rebuild a secure attachment.

  • Classify different aspects within the Triangle of Experience, including both verbal and somatic processes, to optimize attunement and accelerate the healing process.

  • Integrate healing and transformance from the get-go.

  • Relate the experience of emotional experience: processing emotions to completion.

  • Analyze the 4 State Transformational Process: Working with relational trauma in a first session.

  • Integrate Meta-therapeutic processing and transformational processes.

  • Describe the importance of integration and the consolidation of therapeutic achievements.

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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FREE Pre-Event Virtual Speaker Meet & Greet with Diana Fosha: November 23 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET

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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?
Intermediate/Advanced

Daily Workshop Agenda

Time Frame Content (Topics)
DAY 1
9:00 am – 10:15 am Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
Healing from the Get-Go; Positive Neuroplasticity; Transformance and Transformance Detection in AEDP
The Phenomenology of the Transformational Process: AEDP’s 4 State Transformational Model
10:15 am – 10:30 am Morning break
10:30 am – 12:30 pm The first session in AEDP
Session video – excerpts from actual therapy sessions
DAY 2
9:00 am – 10:15 am Rewiring the internal working model: The foundations of AEDP’s relational work in attachment theory, developmental research into infant/caregiver interaction
The receptive affective experiences: Feeling seen, feeling felt, feeling cared for and cared about
10:15 am – 10:30 am Morning break
10:30 am – 12:30 pm Undoing Aloneness: A Stance and a Practice
Relational Work in AEDP: Dyadic Affect Regulation at Work
Session video – excerpts from actual therapy sessions
DAY 3
9:00 am – 10:15 am The transformation of emotional suffering: Trauma processing in AEDP
The experiential processing of negative emotions: Working toward a corrective emotional experience
Foundations in emotion theory
10:15 am – 10:30 am Morning break
10:30 am – 12:30 pm Experiential processing of negative emotions: Working toward a corrective emotional experience
The technique of Portrayals
Session video – excerpts from actual therapy sessions
DAY 4
9:00 am – 10:15 am Metatherapeutic Processing in AEDP: The Processing of Transformational Experience & the Phenomenology of Transformational Affects. Work with the Positive Emotions of Change for the Better
10:15 am – 10:30 am Morning break
10:30 am – 12:30 pm Metatherapeutic Processing in Clinical Action
Session video – excerpts from actual therapy sessions
DAY 5
9:00 am – 10:15 am Termination in AEDP:
Integration and the Processing of Core State Phenomena
10:15 am – 10:30 am Morning break
10:30 am – 12:30 pm The last session in AEDP: Integration and Consolidation of Therapeutic Results. Session video – excerpts from actual therapy sessions

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