Upcoming Seminars

PAYMENT(S)DATE(S)LOCATIONPRESENTER(S)
  July 14, 21, 28 | August 11, 18, 25 | September 8, 15, 22 | October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2020 Live Interactive Webinar Diana Fosha, PhD 

Course Information

AEDP’s Magnificent ‘9+1’ Affective Change Mechanisms: The Theory and Practice of AEDP Described and Presented Through the Lens of its Affective Change Mechanisms, One at a Time

This is a theory-forward clinical course presented by Diana Fosha, PhD, Developer of AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) and Director of the AEDP Institute.

Twenty years after publishing her book, The Transforming Power of Affect, that gave AEDP its name, Diana Fosha and the faculty of the AEDP Institute are getting ready to publish a new book they like to refer to as “AEDP 2.0.” The new 2020 book, featuring the latest thinking on AEDP theory and practice, is titled Undoing Aloneness & The Transformation of Emotional Suffering into Flourishing. This is, in essence, what this, Diana’s online course -with its focus on the affective change mechanisms- is about.

Naturally occurring, adaptive affective change mechanisms have always been at the heart of AEDP’s radically relational transformational practice. In the 20 years between the two books, the clinical, practice-based theory of AEDP has been grown. It has expanded, deepened and been put to the test hundreds of thousands of times in transformational moments between patients and us, their AEDP therapists worldwide.

In addition, empirical research on the effectiveness of AEDP has also arrived on the scene. The need to systematize, codify and measure both outcome and process in AEDP therapy sessions has led to the development of a number of ‘AEDP Scales.’ Amongst them is what we have come to call “The Magnificent 9 +1 Affective Change Mechanisms Scale,” developed by Diana Fosha and codified with her AEDP Research Team colleagues, Jennifer Edlin, MFT and Shigeru Iwakabe, PhD. This scale describes what makes AEDP AEDP, and what makes it effective for so many patients. These named and measurable AEDP Affective Change Mechanisms will be put to the test in the analysis of over 1,000 videotaped sessions of the AEDP research project, and they will provide the scaffolding for exploring AEDP 2.0 theory and clinical practice in this online course that Diana is teaching.

Through assigned readings, didactic presentations, viewing video from Diana Fosha’s actual clinical sessions, and discussion, participants will deepen their understanding of the theory of AEDP, in a way that will add depth and precision to their practice of the model.

This course is for 26 CE

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, Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs, MD’s, Nurses, Creative Arts Therapists, in mental health and the healing arts and sciences. This course is for advanced levels.

 

Course Objectives:

Discuss Transformance Detection

List tools for Healing From the Get-Go

Summarize Undoing Aloneness

Explain the results of using Affirmation & Emotional Engagement; Attachment Sprinkled with Intersubjective Delight: The Attachment Strand & The Intersubjective Strand

Apply Experiential Focus. 

Discover its Rootedness in Neurobiology:

Demonstrate Working with the Somatically Based Felt Sense and Moment-to-Moment Tracking

Utilize Relational Processing to Rewire the Internal Working Model;

Explain Relational Work with Receptive Affective Experience

Interpret Affirmative Work with Defenses and the Updated (2020 version) of AEDP’s Representational Schemas

Examine Emotion Processing, Part 1: Work with Adaptive Core Affective Experiences

Predict Dyadic Affect Regulation: Stay with It and Stay with Me

Examine Emotion Processing, Part 2: Work with the Pathogenic Affects & the Unbearable States of Traumatic Aloneness

Diagram Metaprocessing, Part 1: The Broaden and Build Theory of Emotion; Bringing About In-Session Flourishing; Setting the Upward Spiral in Motion

Subdivide Metaprocessing, Part 2: Privileging Emergence of the New (and Good) Experience: The Tremulous Affects

Analyze the Neurobiological Core Self and Core State: “This is Me:”

Describe Integration and the Creation of New Meaning

Relate Re-writing One’s Autobiographical Story

Interpret the “+1” Unmasked: The Spirit of A

 

Agenda

Dates and Times

11 am – 1 pm EST for Thirteen Tuesdays Starting July 14, 2020
Please be sure to calculate your local timezone if it is not US Eastern Standard Time
Thirteen 2-hour sessions on Tuesdays in July through October, 2020 – note that we skip the first Tuesday of each month.

July 14, 21, 28
August 11, 18, 25
September 8, 15, 22
October 6, 13, 27

 
 

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

Cosponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402 - Live Interactive Online Webinar

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 26 CE hours

Psychoanalysts
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. (26) clock hours. Live online.

Social Workers
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other states’ licensing board approvals for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Social Work boards accept either APA 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 social Workers.
IL-SWs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000782.  (26) hours.
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. This program is approved for 26 contact hours Live online.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (26) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other states’ licensing board approvals 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 are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes MFTS and Counselors.
IL-MFTs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.  (26) hours.
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. (26) 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. (26) contact hours. Live online.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (26) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 26 CE 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. (26) contact hours. Live online.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0222 for (26) 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, (26) hours general. Expires 3/31/2021.  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 (26) CE Hours.

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (26) contact hours


 


 

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