AEDP Institute

Diana Fosha – Keynote Speaker: The 26th Annual Renfrew Center Conference for Professional

Feminist Relational Perspectives and Beyond: 
Eating Disorders Across the Lifespan and In Diverse Populations

November 11-13, 2016
Philadelphia Airport Marriott



Wired for Healing: Dyadic Repair of Attachment Trauma

DATE: Saturday, November 12, 2016

TIME: 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Until recently, the mental health field focused primarily on pathology and lacked concepts to capture clients’ motivational strivings for health. Drawing upon neuroscience and developmental research, Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) offers a new approach to transform emotional suffering. This keynote presentation describes the basic assumptions and working principles of AEDP which build on our innate capacities for restoration, self-righting and resuming impeded growth – for transformance. Using specific interventions for working with unresolved trauma and emphasizing the experience of the patient-therapist attachment, Dr. Fosha will explain how AEDP fosters patients’ being able to feel safe, deeply recognized and understood.

Meet the Presenter

Diana Fosha, PhD

Diana Fosha

Diana Fosha, Ph.D., 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. Based in New York City, she 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. Diana Fosha is the author of The Transforming Power of Affect: A Model for Accelerated Change (Basic Books, 2000), and of numerous articles on an attachment-emotion-transformation focused experiential treatment model. She is senior editor, with Daniel Siegel and Marion Solomon, of The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development & Clinical Practice (Norton, 2009), part of Norton’s Interpersonal Neurobiology series, and co-author, with Natasha Prenn, of Essentials of AEDP Supervision (APA, 2016). APA has issued 3 DVDs of her APA work. [Learn more and purchase here.]

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 trauma: Attachment, mind, body and brain, edited by Marion Solomon and Daniel Siegel (Norton, 2003); and to The comprehensive handbook of psychotherapy, Volume 1: Psychodynamic and object relations therapies, edited by J. J. Magnavita (Wiley, 2002).

Dr. Diana Fosha graduated magna cum laude with a BA in psychology from Barnard College and received her PhD in clinical psychology from the City university of New York (CUNY). For the last 20 years, she has been active in promoting a scientific basis for a healing oriented attachment, emotion and transformation focused therapy.

Known for her powerful, precise yet simultaneously poetic and evocative affective writing 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.


Philadelphia Airport Marriott
One Arrivals Road, Terminal B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19153
Toll-free: 1-800-682-4087


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Event Details:


8:30 am - 10:00 am


Philadelphia Airport Marriott
One Arrivals Road, Terminal B
Philadelphia, PA 19153,

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