Upcoming Seminars

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  Thursday August 6 – Monday August 10, 2020 Live Interactive Webinar Diana Fosha, PhD 

Course Information

AEDP Immersion Course 2020 - NOW ONLINE

Dates:
Thursday August 6 – Monday August 10, 2020
Times:
Thursday through Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Eastern Standard
Monday 10:00am - 3:00pm Eastern Standard

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.

This program is for 30.5CE
There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.
 

Presenter

Diana Fosha, PhD, is the developer of AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), a healing-based, transformation-oriented model of psychotherapeutic treatment; she is Founder and Director of the AEDP Institute. For the last 20 years, Diana has been active in promoting a scientific basis for a healing-oriented, attachment-emotion- and transformation-focused trauma treatment model. Fosha's work focuses on integrating neuroplasticity, recognition science and developmental dyadic research into experiential and transformational clinical work with patients. Her most recent work focuses on flourishing as a seamless part of the process of transforming emotional suffering.

Based in New York City, where she lives and practices, Fosha has been on the faculties of the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology of NYU and St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Medical Centers (now Mount Sinai) in NYC, and of the doctoral programs in clinical psychology at the Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies and The City University of New York.

She is the author of The Transforming Power of Affect: A Model for Accelerated Change (Basic Books, 2000); co-author, with Natasha Prenn, of Supervision Essentials for Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (APA, 2016); 1st editor, with Dan Siegel and Marion Solomon, of  The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development & Clinical Practice (Norton, 2009), and editor of the soon to be released AEDP 2.0: Undoing Aloneness and the Transformation of Suffering into Flourishing (APA, in press). The author of numerous articles on AEDP’s attachment-emotion-transformation focused experiential treatment model, she 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 Moments in Psychotherapy, edited by Dan Siegel and Marion Solomon (Norton, 2013); Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy: Accelerating Transformation, edited by Loizzo, Neale & Wolf (Norton, 2017), Moments of Meeting in Psychoanalysis: Interaction and Change in the Therapeutic Encounter, edited by Lord (Routledge: 2017) and The Comprehensive Handbook of Psychotherapy, Volume 1: Psychodynamic and Object Relations Therapies, edited by J. J. Magnavita (Wiley, 2002).

Four DVDs of her live AEDP clinical work, including one documenting a complete 6-session treatment, and one on clinical supervision, have been issued by the American Psychological Association (APA). Learn more and purchase here.

Described by psychoanalyst James Grotstein as a “prizefighter of intimacy,” and by David Malan as “the Winnicott of [accelerated experiential] psychotherapy,” Diana Fosha is known for her powerful, precise yet simultaneously poetic and evocative affective writing and presenting style. Diana’s phrases — “undoing aloneness,” “existing in the heart and mind of the other,” “True Other,” “make the implicit explicit and the explicit experiential,” “stay with it and stay with me,” “rigor without shame” and “judicious self-disclosure” — capture the ethos of AEDP.

Watch Diana's Trusting Vitality video here.

 

Target Audience:

Psychologists (Introductory), Psychoanalysts, Social Workers (Beginning Levels), Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists, Creative Arts Therapists, Chemical Dependency Counselors, Educators, Nurses

 

Course Objectives:

  • Define Transformance and apply it to psychotherapy

  • Explain the self-other-emotion triangle and identify the 4 States and 3 State Transformations of AEDP.

  • Explain the key clinical concepts, theoretical contributions, and the credo of AEDP.

  • Discuss the role of healthy attachment and attachment trauma in health and psychopathology, as well as identify the right brain processes engaged in the process of attachment.

  • Identify the 3 elements of dyadic affect regulation: attunement, disruption, and repair and to define dyadic affect regulation in clinical work.

 

Agenda

DAY 1

TRANSFORMANCE: Putting neuroplasticity in dyadic clinical action

  • The Neurobiology of Healing: Neuroplasticity, Transformance, Emergence

  • The Phenomenology of the Transformational Process: What happens in each of the 4 States and 3 state Transformations

  • Metatherapeutic Processing & The Transformational Affects – Take 1

8:00 – 9:00 - Registration and Check in

9:00 – 11:00 - Introductions, Orientation to the 5-Day Immersion Course

Essential Aspects of AEDP: Healing Orientation, Undoing Aloneness, Experiential Work with Transformational Experience, Privileging the Positive as a Manifestation of Neuroplasticity in Clinical Action

Experiential exercise: Undoing the aloneness of the course participants.

 

11:00 – 11:15 - Coffee break

11:15 – 12:30 - Intro to AEDP, Neurobiology of Healing in Clinical Action The Birth of

Transformance, Neuroplasticity; Transformational Theory and AEDP’s Healing-Based Clinical Practice. The Phenomenology of Transformational Experience.  Metatherapeutic processing. 

12:30 – 1:30 - LUNCH

1:30 – 3:00 - Becoming a Transformance Detective: Healing from the Get-Go. Affirmation, receptivity, metaprocessing. Clinical Videotape.

3:00 – 3:15 - Coffee break

3:15 – 4:45 - Neuroplasticity in Clinical Action. Energy for Life: Recognition, Vitality, Delight, Truth, and the Emergent Phenomenology of Transformational Experience. Clinical Videotape.

4:45 – 5:00 - Discussion and metaprocessing workshop experience of Day 1.

 

DAY 2?

ATTACHMENT: How to undo aloneness & how to do experiential work with attachment

  • Undoing Aloneness: Attachment as a Transformative Process

  • The Neuroception of Safety in The Polyvagal Theory (Porges) & AEDP’s Therapeutic Stance

  • Experiential Work with the Experience of Attachment

  • Intersubjectivity in Rigorous Clinical Experiential Action: Right Brain-to-Right-Brain Communication and the Dyadic Repair of Attachment Trauma

  • AEDP & The Transformation of the Internal Working Model: “Taking in” love and care; Work with Receptive Affective Experiences

9:00 – 9:15 - Questions, Reflections on Day 1

9:15 – 11:00 - Undoing Aloneness, Part 1:  How AEDP Heals Attachment Trauma: The Transformation of the Internal Working Model. The Co-creation of Safety & The Dyadic Affect Regulation of Intense Emotions

The Representational Schemas of AEDP; Techniques for Working with Defenses and Anxiety (State 1 work with different attachment styles).

11:00 – 11:15 - Coffee break

11:15 – 12:30

Undoing Aloneness, Part 2: The Intimacy of Moment-to-Moment Relational Work in AEDP. Making the Implicit Explicit and the Explicit Experiential:  Work with Receptive Affective Experience. One of the central places attachment trauma shows up is in difficulties “taking in” positive experiences. The focus will be on how to overcome the barrier to the taking in the therapist’s empathy, care, and concern, and thus enlarge patients’ capacity for receptive affective experience.

12:30 – 1:30 - LUNCH

1:30 – 3:00 - Explicit/Experiential Work with the Experience of Attachment in the Here-and-Now of the Patient/Therapist Dyad.  Clinical Videotape

3:00 – 3:15 - Coffee break

3:15 – 4:45

Healing Affects and Healing Interactions: Dyadic Affect Regulation and the Processing of Intense Emotional Experiences Clinical Videotape, Experiential Exercise

4:45 – 5:00

Discussion and metaprocessing workshop experience of Day 2.

 

DAY 3?

EMOTION: How to work with intense emotional experience

  • The Neurobiology of Emotion (Damasio, Panksepp) and the Role of the Insula in the Felt Sense, and in Moment-to-Moment Tracking (Craig)

  • Affective Change Processes.

  • AEDP’s Model of Psychopathology; Representational Schemas

  • State 1 Work with Defenses and Anxiety: Dyadic Affect Regulation of Intense Emotion

  • State 2 Work: The Processing of Intense Emotional Experience

  • Relational Strategies for Healing Attachment Trauma

  • “Stay with It and Stay with Me:” The Healing of Attachment Trauma and the Emergence of the Self

9:00 – 9:15 - Questions, Reflections on Day 2

9:15 – 11:00

The Experiential Method in AEDP: The Neurobiology of Emotions, Emotion Processing and the Felt Sense of Emotional Experience. Techniques for Processing Emotions and Other Affective Change Processes: Portrayals, etc. (State 2 work).  Clinical Videotape

11:00 – 11:15 - Coffee break

11:15 – 12.30 - Processing Intense Emotional Experience to Completion: The Rise of Resilience and Adaptive Action Tendencies Clinical Videotape

12:30 – 1:30 - LUNCH

1:30 – 3:00 - From Suffering to Flourishing, From Trauma to Transcendence Part 1. Clinical Videotape.

3:00 – 3:15 - Coffee break

3:15 – 4:30 - From Suffering to Flourishing, From Trauma to Transcendence Part 2. Experiential Exercise: Small group work practice activating the transformational spiral

4:30 – 5:00 - Discussion and metaprocessing workshop experience of Day 3.

 

DAY 4?

TRANSFORMATION: Metaprocessing

  • The Processing of Transformational Experience: Metatherapeutic Processing and the Transformational Affects (State 3 work)

  • “Stay with It and Stay with Me:” The Healing of Attachment Trauma and the Transformation of the Self

  • Neuroplasticity in Action: From Suffering to Flourishing

 

9:00 – 9:15 - Questions, Reflections on Day 3

9:15 – 11:00

Metatherapeutic Processing and the Transformational Affects – The experiential exploration of the experience of transformation unleashes a transformational process, a non-finite process that, when nurtured, engages the depths of the human spirit.

11:00 – 11:15 - Coffee break

11:15 – 12:30

Metatherapeutic Processing: The transformational spiral unleashed. Clinical videotapes using AEDP’s technique of experientially processing transformational experience, deep experiential work with trauma and emotional suffering naturally culminate in the release of energy and vitality.

12:30 – 1:30 - LUNCH

1:30 – 3:00 - Immersion in Experiential Exercises – with Assistants

3:00 – 3:15 - Coffee break

3:15 – 4:30 - Immersion in Experiential Exercises – with Assistants

4:30 – 5:00 - Discussion and metaprocessing workshop experience of Day 4.

 

DAY 5?

INTEGRATION: The Grand Integration: Applications to the Healing of Attachment Trauma and the Emergence of the Core Self

  • The Neurobiological Core Self (Damasio, Panksepp) & Recognition Processes

  • Truth, Love, Compassion and New Meaning –in Connection (Core State: State 4 work)

  • Integration of Attachment, Neuroscience & Clinical Work

  • Evidence-Based Research on AEDP

9:00 – 9:15 - Questions, Reflections on Day 4

9:15 – 11:30 - The Neurobiological Core Self & Recognition Processes: The Click of Recognition and the Emergence of the Radiant Self

Truth, Love, Compassion and New Meaning –in Connection: Core State work. Clinical Videotapes. The clinical videotapes will illustrate State 4 work, including the activation of the transformational spiral and how to go about fostering the emergence of new meaning and the co-construction of a

11:30 – 12:00 - Coffee break

12:00 – 2:00 - Integration and reflection. Through reflection on the didactic and clinical material presented, as well as on their own experiences, we will engage in the co-construction of a new cohesive and coherent autobiographical narrative for each participant, for AEDP, for clinical practice.

 

 
 

Continuing Education

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in and out each day, attended the entire seminar, and completed an evaluation in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out each day will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.Certificates available after satisfactory course completion at www.ceuregistration.com

Psychologists
R.Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists.R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. 30.5 CE hours.

Psychotherapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005.  30.5 clock hours. Live online.

Social Workers
Immersion: The Dyadic Repair of Attachment Trauma: Healing at the Edge of Transformational Experience, Course #2763, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by R. Cassidy Seminars as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approvalperiod: 11/08/2019 - 11/08/2021. Social workers completing this course receive 30.5 Clinical Practice continuing education credits.
NJ SW: ASWB ACE individual course approval meets the NJ Board of Social Work Examiners requirements for individual course approval pursuant to NJ Code 13:44G-6.4.16.
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0006. This program is approved for 30.5 contact hours Live online.
OH: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 30.5 clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists:
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.
IL:  R. Cassidy Seminars is approved to offer continuing education to Marriage and Family Therapists by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation provider #168000141.  30.5 Continuing Education Credits/Hours.
MA-LMHCs: This program has been approved for 30.5 CategoryI,MaMHCA/MMCEP hours for re-licensure, in accordance with 262 CMR.
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015.  30.5 contact hours. Live online..
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011.  30.5 contact hours. Live online..
OH: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 30.5 clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists to provide CE offerings for MFTs.  Provider Number 151.  30.5 Continuing Education Credits/Hours.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0005.  30.5 contact hours. Live online.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0220 for (30.5) CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (30.5) hours general. Expires 3/31/2020. Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (30.5) CE Hours.

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (30.5) contact hours

 

 

 

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