Founded 20 years ago by Diana Fosha, Ph.D., Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) enjoys rapidly growing interest in the U.S. and internationally. AEDP is a non-pathologizing, attachment-emotion-and-transformation focused integrative treatment model. Recognizing the inherent capacity for healing present in each of us, AEDP sets about bringing that capacity online and to the foreground of experience from the get go.
Using the transformative power of affect, AEDP works to catalyze profound and lasting healing change. Through undoing of aloneness, the in-depth processing of difficult emotional and relational experiences, as well as deepening and installing new transformational experiences, the AEDP clinician fosters the emergence of new and healing experiences for the client, and with them bringing forward internal resources, resilience and a renewed zest for life.
Dr. Seidman will introduce core concepts and interventions in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, then use written case vignettes and video of an actual session to bring the practice to life. In addition to the theory and phenomenology of AEDP, among the skills Dr. Seidman will cover will be:
- how to use somatic-affective transformational markers to guide interventions.
- using experiential techniques to deepen core affective experience
- dyadic affect regulation
- experiential work with attachment experience
- experiential work bringing stuck affect to adaptive completion through to a transformational shift
- the metaprocessing of transformational experience to deepen and install positive new states.
Ethan Seidman, Ph.D, is a licensed psychologist based in Cambridge MA. He is a certified AEDP therapist, and founder and president of Kendall Psychological Associates, with over 30 psychologists across clinics in Salem and Cambridge. He received his doctorate from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and did most of his training in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Cambridge Health Alliance where he later served in various roles for 10 years and was a Clinical Lecturer at Harvard Medical School. In addition to AEDP, Dr. Seidman is EMDR trained and enjoys integrating the two approaches.
1) Define Transformance and apply it to psychotherapy
2) Identify the 4 States and 3 State-Transformations of AEDP
3) Explain the key clinical concepts and credos of AEDP4) Use dyadic regulation to undo the patient's aloneness in the face of
overwhelming emotional experience
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM: My personal journey to AEDP; Intro to core concepts of AEDP.
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM: Q & A; Written case vignette; Discussion.
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM: Video of session; Discussion.
Fosha, D. (2021). Undoing Aloneness and the Transformation of Suffering into Flourishing: AEDP 2.0 (1st ed.). American Psychological Association.
Fosha, D. (2000). The Transforming Power Of Affect: A Model For Accelerated Change. Basic Books
Iwakabe, S., Edlin, E., Fosha, D., Gretton, H., Joseph, A. J., Nakamura, K. & Thoma, N., (2022, in press). The long-term outcome of accelerated experiential dynamic psychotherapy (AEDP): Six and 12-month follow-up results. Psychotherapy.
Iwakabe, S., Edlin, E., Fosha, D., Gretton, H., Joseph, A. J., Nunnink, S., Nakamura, K. & Thoma, N., (2020). The effectiveness of accelerated experiential dynamic psychotherapy (AEDP) in private practice settings: A transdiagnostic study conducted within the context of a practice research network. Psychotherapy, 57 (4), 548-561. https://doi.org/10.1037/pst0000344
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