Jan 31  —  Feb 25

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

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

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AEDP 2.0: This advanced training explores the 9 affective change processes specific to AEDP plus the mystery “+1” (to be revealed in due time).

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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.

What you will learn in this workshop

  • 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.
  • Understand 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.

US attendees: This workshop is approved for CE Credits (16.25 hours) by the Institute for Better Health. For information about CE Credits, click here.

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