Healing and Neuroplasticity in Clinical Action
Transformational Theory and the Transformational Practice of AEDP
Diana Fosha, Ph.D.
We are very pleased to be able to bring to Ottawa Dr. Diana Fosha. Dr. Fosha is the developer of an exciting and rapidly spreading approach to working with attachment traumas. Her approach, called Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) is grounded in human resilience and the innate motivational strivings for health. Rather than focusing on pathology, AEDP harnesses the client’s inbuilt healing capacities. Dr. Fosha believes we are wired for healing and self-righting which enables us to resume a healthy path after something has impeded our emotional development. You will find Dr. Fosha to be a warm and engaging presenter whose workshops are interactive and collaborative. Don’t miss this opportunity to deepen your understanding of how attachment theory can guide transformational processes in psychotherapy.
In this workshop, therapists will learn how to:
- Rapidly promote the development of a secure attachment relationship
- Balance therapist authenticity and technical specificity
- Facilitate and regulate a client’s body-based experiencing of emotion
- Target and repair relational pathology
- Identify the phenomenology of transformational experience
For a more detailed agenda, please read the brochure.
|Friday Afternoon, Nov 18, 2011|
|1:00||–||2:45||AEDP: Transformational Theory and Practice|
|3:00||–||5:00||Beyond Mirroring: Therapeutic Affective Engagement and Explicit Experiential Work with the Experience of Attachment|
|Saturday, Nov 19, 2011|
|8:30||–||9:00||Coffee and breakfast muffins|
|9:00||–||10:45||The Transformation of Emotional Suffering|
|11:00||–||12:30||Processing Emotional Experience to completion. And then, …|
|1:45||–||3:00||Metatherapeutic Processing and the Transformational Affects: The transformational spiral unleashed. Clinical videotapes.|
|3:15||–||4:30||Traversing the Crisis of Healing Change|
|4:30||–||5:00||Q & A, Discussion, and the Processing of the Workshop Experience|
Diana Fosha, Ph.D., is the developer of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), and founder and director of the AEDP Institute. With an interest in the phenomenology of experience, Diana is on the cutting edge of transformational theory and practice. Changing how we think about change, she is opening up exciting possibilities for what can happen in psychotherapy.
Diana is the author of The Transforming Power of Affect: A Model for Accelerated Change (Basic Books, 2000), and first editor, along with Marion Solomon and Dan Siegel, of The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development, & Clinical Practice (Norton, 2009), and of papers and chapters on healing transformational processes in experiential psychotherapy and trauma treatment. A DVD of her AEDP work with a patient has been released by APA, as part of their Systems of Psychotherapy Video Series (APA, 2006), and another one is in the works. She has done workshops, telecourses, and trainings nationally and internationally. She teaches and is in private practice in New York City. Many of her papers are available through the AEDP website at www.aedpinstitute.org.
AEDP is a transformation-based, healing oriented model of treatment. Unlike traditional models of therapy that are psychopathology-based, AEDP as a clinical practice roots itself in transformational theory, a change-based theory of therapeutic action. Transformance is a construct introduced by Diana Fosha. It is at the core of this work, and identifies and names the wired in motivational drive toward healing and self-repair present in all of us.
You can register online for the workshop or you can register by postal mail. Payment by credit card can be made through Paypal or payment can be sent in as a cheque or money order.
Choose: online registration or postal registration (PDF).
- Groups: Groups of four or more participants qualify for a 10% discount if all information and fees are sent in as a single package. Online registration is not available for this. Instead, please print and complete our group registration form and mail it to us with cheque(s) or money order(s) for all participants.
This information is also included in our downloadable brochure (PDF file; 73 KB).