Advanced AEDP Therapy: The Power of Metatherapeutic Processing

Live* Broadcast Dates:

Friday, December 2, and Monday, December 5, 2022
Live* Broadcast Time: 1:00 pm to 4:15 pm ET each day

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*Can’t Attend Live? This webinar will be recorded and archived. All registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year after the Live Broadcast date.

Diana Fosha is also presenting AEDP: The Process of Change and Its Spirit in Practice.

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Psychotherapy has primarily focused on ameliorating symptoms and psychopathology. This is in contrast to positive psychology, which has focused on bringing about “flourishing,” though not in a clinical setting with patients seeking psychotherapy, and certainly not dyadically. Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) seeks to bridge the two traditions by both relieving suffering through processing the painful negative emotions of trauma to completion and then going on to foster flourishing, in session and beyond, through a technique called metatherapeutic processing, which will be the focus of this two-part workshop

In metatherapeutic processing, there is a focus on savoring and exploring the positive affects that accompany the change process itself in the context of the therapeutic dyad, which can set into motion an upward spiral of positive affect that broadens and builds the experience of transformation and enhances the AEDP treatment’s effectiveness. That upward spiral is sometimes a dyadic upward transformational spiral, involving dyadic transformational processes.

Diana Fosha will provide a how-to primer on metatherapeutic processing and use extensive videotaped material from actual sessions from three different cases to illustrate the application of the technique. These clinical examples will bring to life how metatherapeutic processing can organically foster, from the bottom-up, positive feeling states, in AEDP labeled transformational affects, such as gratitude, love, hope, curiosity, and zest, freeing up these vital energies within the client. While metatherapeutic processing is central within the framework of AEDP, Diana will discuss how it is a technique that can be integrated into a wide variety of psychotherapies, of different orientations, to activate both in session flourishing and beyond.

At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees will be better able to —

  • Define metatherapeutic processing
  • Discover the healing power of explicit relational interventions
  • Learn powerful new ways to facilitate, deepen, and strengthen change for the better through metatherapeutic processing
  • Practice key intervention skills
  • Name 3 transformational affects

Diana Fosha, PhD, is the developer of AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), a healing-oriented psychotherapy to treat attachment trauma and help people connect to their vitality, and Director of the AEDP Institute. With an interest in the phenomenology of experience, she is on the cutting edge of transformational theory and practice. 

For the last 20 years, Diana has been active in promoting a scientific basis for a healing-oriented, attachment & emotion-focused trauma treatment model. Fosha’s work focuses on integrating neuroplasticity, recognition science and developmental dyadic research into clinical work with patients.  Her most recent work focuses on in-session flourishing as an integral part of trauma-processing. 

  She is author of The transforming power of affect (Basic Books, 2000), editor of the just published Undoing aloneness and the transformation of suffering into flourishing: AEDP 2.0 (APA, 2021) and author of numerous articles and chapters; co-author, with Natasha Prenn, of Supervision essentials for Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (APA, 2017); and 1st editor, with Dan Siegel and Marion Solomon, of  The healing power of emotion: Affective neuroscience, development & clinical practice (Norton, 2009). Four DVDs of her live AEDP clinical work, including a complete 6-session treatment, and a DVD on clinical supervision, have been issued by the American Psychological Association (APA).

Diana Fosha lives and practices in New York City, presents at international conferences, and leads workshops and trainings worldwide. Many of her papers are available through the AEDP website at 

Day 1

TimeTopic Covered
Session 1
  • Introduction to AEDP and its Transformational Theory
  • Metatherapeutic Processing: What is it? What does it accomplish?
15 minutes
  • Break
Session 2
  • Video of clinical session with microanalysis: case 1
  • Video of clinical session with microanalysis: case 2

Day 2

TimeTopic Covered
Session 3
  • The 4 State Phenomenology of Transformational Experience
  • The 6 metatherapeutic processes and their accompanying transformational affects
15 minutes
  • Break
Session 4
  • Video of clinical session with microanalysis: case 3
  • Integration of learning; Review; Q & A

This training offers 6 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

For Live Broadcast Attendees

Webinar attendance by participants is automatically tracked, documented and archived for future reference. Upon confirming you have attended 100% of the webinar and upon completion of a course evaluation, you will be issued a certificate of participation (see below).

For Attendees of On Demand/Recorded Version

If you cannot verify 100% attendance of the Live Broadcast or if you are watching the On Demand/recorded version of this webinar, you will need to complete a Post-Webinar Quiz with a pass of at least 80% in order to verify your attendance.

For US Participants

  • Instructions on how obtaining your Certificate of Attendance will be distributed either upon completion of the Live Broadcast or after participants pass the Post-Webinar Quiz following the On Demand recorded version of the webinar.

For more general info about CEs for US Participants, please click here.  

For Canadian and International participants

Upon fulfillment of the above requirements, Canadian and international participants will be issued a Certificate of Participation which features:

  • Name of Participant
  • Title of Training
  • Name of Presenter plus their credentials
  • Number of hours of training
  • Date of training
  • Confirmation that you have passed a quiz with at least 80% grade to verify your attendance

Please check carefully with your regulating body/organization that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CEUs.

For general information about Continuing Education for Canadians and International participants, please click here.  

This course is an intermediate-advanced level and is aimed at all mental health professionals including:

  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Clinical and Counselling Psychologists
  • Psychiatric Social Workers
  • Pastoral Counsellors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Counsellors
  • Graduate Students in Accredited Programs in the Above Fields
  • case managers
  • licensed professional counsellors
  • all other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices
6 Hour Webinar RateCAD $249.00 / USD $198
2 Part Series with Diana Fosha Webinar RateCAD $449.00 / USD $357

All pricing is in CAD$. The USD$ equivalent is about 30% less than CAD$, click here to estimate webinar rate before taxes in your local currency.

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Event Detail

December 2, 2022 1:00 pm
December 5, 2022 4:15 pm