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AEDP Immersion Course - San Diego, CA 2018

Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) is one of the fastest growing approaches to working with attachment trauma. Its transformational theory, a basis for putting neuroplasticity and attachment theory into clinical action, is similarly receiving increasing recognition.

Until recently, the mental health field focused on pathology and lacked concepts to capture the motivational strivings for health. Drawing on neuroscience and developmental research, AEDP rectifies this bias towards pathology. AEDP asserts that we are wired for healing, self-righting and for resuming impeded growth.

This will be an interactive workshop: a collaborative process will be entrained between the presenters and workshop participants to support the emergence of the positive transformational phenomena that are at the heart of AEDP.


DIANA FOSHA, Ph.D., is the developer of AEDP (Accelerated Experiential DynamicPsychotherapy), a healing-based, transformation-oriented model of psychotherapeutic treatment; she is Founder and Director of the AEDP Institute. Based in New York City, she is on the faculty of the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology of NYU and St. Luke's/Roosevelt Medical Centers in NYC.

Diana Fosha is the author of The transforming power of affect: A model for accelerated change (Basic Books, 2000), and of numerous articles on an attachment-emotion-transformation- focused experiential treatment model. She is senior editor, with Daniel Siegel and Marion Solomon, of The Healing power of emotion: Affective neuroscience, development & clinical practice (Norton, 2009), part of Norton’s Interpersonal Neurobiology series.

Diana has contributed chapters to, among others, Clinical pearls of wisdom: 21 leading therapists offer their key insights, edited by M. Kerman (Norton, 2009); Complex traumatic stress disorders: An evidence-based clinician's guide, edited by C. Courtois & J. D. Ford (Guilford, 2009); Healing trauma: Attachment, mind, body and brain, edited by Marion Solomon and Daniel Siegel (Norton, 2003); and to The comprehensive handbook of psychotherapy, Volume 1: Psychodynamic and object relations therapies, edited by J. J. Magnavita (Wiley, 2002).