AEDP: The Process of Change and Its Spirit in Practice

Live* Broadcast Dates:

Friday, November 4, and Monday, November 7, 2022
Live* Broadcast Time: 1:00 pm to 4:15 pm ET

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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.

AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) is an integrative transformational therapy model that uses relational work, experiential techniques and a focus on change and healing, in order to alleviate emotional suffering and promote resilience and flourishing. Drawing upon research in neuroplasticity, affective neuroscience, developmental research into caregiver infant interaction, Darwinian emotion theory and transformational studies, AEDP navigates the complex interactions between positive and negative emotions towards psychological growth and adaptation.

In the last few years, AEDP has grown exponentially. Why? What chord does AEDP strike in people? And what is it that resonates with therapists worldwide?

Diana Fosha, the founder of AEDP, believes the answer lies not only in AEDP’s theory and specific modes of intervention, but also fundamentally within AEDP’s ethos and value—or its spirit. It is about the quest that animates each session to (i) bring forth healing within each person; (ii) undo aloneness; (iii) transform emotional suffering; and (iv) sow the seeds of flourishing.

This workshop will explore how AEDP uses interventions and practices like transformance detection, dyadic affect regulation, experiential work with relational experience, and processing emotions to a corrective emotional and/or relational experience. In addition, participants will learn how to use AEDP’s metatherapeutic processing—a systematic methodology to help clients flourish during and after sessions. We will even track change over time using videotaped recordings of AEDP therapy sessions with a 19-year-old client who experienced significant big T and relational trauma. Through witnessing a complete 6-session therapy, participants will be able to grasp both the spirit of AEDP, its methods, and how AEDP promotes change while also deepening their learning of the AEDP model.

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

  • Define transformance and how it relates to positive neuroplasticity
  • Demonstrate an AEDP therapist stance: welcome, affirm, validate, orient
  • Construct safety and undo aloneness
  • Apply moment-to-moment tracking to clinical practice
  • Construct dyadic safety and connection
  • Build and rebuild a secure attachment
  • Integrate healing and transformance from the get-go
  • Classify different aspects within the Triangle of Experience, including both verbal and somatic processes, to optimize attunement and accelerate the healing process
  • Relate the experience of emotional experience: processing emotions to completion
  • Analyze the 4 State Transformational Process: Working with relational trauma in a first session
  • Integrate Meta-therapeutic processing and transformational processes

Diana Fosha, PhD, is the developer of AEDP (Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy), a healing-oriented, transformational, experiential model of therapy, and 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. Her work focuses on integrating neuroplasticity, recognition science, and developmental dyadic research into experiential and transformational clinical work with patients. Diana’s most recent work focuses on flourishing as a seamless part of the process of transforming emotional suffering.

Diana 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 Daniel Siegel and Marion Solomon of The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development & Clinical Practice (Norton, 2009), and editor of Undoing Aloneness and the Transformation of Suffering into Flourishing: AEDP 2.0 (APA, 2021). 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).

Described by psychoanalyst James Grotstein as a “prizefighter of intimacy” and by David Malan as “the Winnicott of [accelerated experiential] psychotherapy”, Diana Fosha’s writing style is powerful and precise, yet poetic and evocative. Her phrases “undoing aloneness”, “existing in the heart and mind of the other”, “stay with it and stay with me”, “rigor without shame”, and “True Other” effectively capture the ethos of AEDP. Many of Diana’s papers are available through the AEDP website at

TimeTopic Covered
First 90 minutes
  • TBD
15 minutes
  • Break
Last 90 Minutes

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

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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.

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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 training 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 $299.00 / USD $236

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Event Detail

November 4, 2022 1:00 pm
November 7, 2022 4:15 pm