AEDP Institute

To Say What Couldn’t Be Said, To Heal What Needs Healing: The Use of Portrayals to Transform Trauma & Self in AEDP

an AEDP NE Seminar the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum in Lexington, MA

with SueAnne Piliero, PhD and Diana Fosha, PhD


Portrayals are a powerful therapeutic tool in AEDP used for healing past, present, and (the imagined) future. They are an AEDP technique for working with challenging situations imaginally: the aim is to express now what couldn’t be expressed then, to heal now what couldn’t be healed before, and to complete action sequences that could not be completed in the past. Using imagination to do so allows us to transcend the boundaries of time and reality, and heal in real time.  Yet for portrayals to be effective, as always, the emotional reality/truth of the individual has to be the final arbiter.  Our goal in this workshop is to educate and show via videos of actual therapy sessions how portrayals help patients to transform trauma and reconnect to their core authentic selves.

Diana Fosha and SueAnne Piliero are each consummate practitioners of AEDP; nevertheless, they practice AEDP in ways that reflect each of their respective personalities. This workshop will provide an opportunity for these two highly experienced AEDP therapists to be in dialogue with each other and explore some of their similarities and differences.

Objectives:

  • Utilize the neuroscience behind non-narrative techniques and the powerful impact imagination has in transforming trauma and the self.
  • Identify portrayal opportunities in their clinical work.
  • Prepare and psycho-educate clients about portrayals.
  • Utilize the various types of portrayals and the specific techniques used in doing portrayals.
  • Recommend how and when to incorporate the therapist’s self into a portrayal

Meet the Presenter

SueAnne Piliero, PhD

SueAnne PilieroSueAnne Piliero, PhD, has been trained and supervised intensively in AEDP, and is a founding member of the AEDP Institute.

Dr. Piliero provides AEDP training to clinicians and graduate students throughout the US, and has given seminars and workshops to various universities and mental health organizations nationwide. She is a lead trainer in the AEDP Essential Skills Course, a lead supervisor of the AEDP Core Training Program in New York City, and oversees the NYC AEDP Seminar Series Program.

Dr. Piliero received her doctorate from Adelphi University, and her master’s degree in human development and psychology from Harvard. Her clinical interests are in trauma, PTSD, loss, dissociation, and the ways in which the mind, body, spirit is powerfully poised to transform them. In addition to AEDP, Dr. Piliero is trained in Somatic Experiencing and Brainspotting.

She teaches, supervises and is in private practice in New York City.

 

Diana Fosha, PhD

Diana Fosha

Diana Fosha, Ph.D., is the developer of AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), and Founder and Director of the AEDP Institute.  For the last 20 years, she has been active in promoting a scientific basis for AEDP's healing-oriented experiential therapy, a treatment for attachment trauma that seamlessly entrains attachment, emotion and transformational processes. With an interest in the phenomenology of experience, Diana is on the cutting edge of transformational theory and practice. AEDP’s transformational theory, a basis for putting neuroplasticity into clinical action, is similarly receiving increasing recognition. Changing how we think about change, she is opening up exciting possibilities for what can happen in psychotherapy.

Diana Fosha is the author of The Transforming Power of Affect: A Model for Accelerated Change (Basic Books, 2000), and of numerous articles and chapters on healing transformational processes in experiential psychotherapy and trauma treatment, which integrate neuroplasticity, recognition science, affective neuroscience and developmental dyadic research into AEDP. Diana 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). The APA (American Psychological Association) has issued 2 DVDs of her live clinical work with patients, and 1 DVD of her live clinical supervision. [Learn more and purchase here.]

She has contributed chapters to, among others,  Healing Moments in Psychotherapy, edited by Daniel Siegel and Marion Solomon (Norton, 2013); Advances in contemplative psychotherapy: Accelerating transformation, edited by Loizzo, Neale & Wolfe (Norton, 2017); 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).

Based in New York City, 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 College of the City University of New York (CUNY). 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.

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


Date, Time and Location

Date:  Friday, April 6, 2018

Time:  9:30am – 4:30pm

Location:
The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library
33 Marrett Rd
Lexington, MA 04241


Agenda

9:30 – 10:45       Diana Fosha on Portrayals

10:45 – 11:00     Break

11:00 – 12:30     Clinical videotape demonstrating portrayals

12:30 – 1:30       Lunch

1:30 – 3:30         SueAnne Piliero on Intra-relational portrayals

3:30 – 3:45         Break

3:45 – 4:00         SueAnne Piliero on Intra-relational portrayals

4:00 – 4:30         Q&A/Wrap-up


Fees and Registration

  • Member $145 (must be logged into your AEDP Account)
  • Non-Member Regular price: $160
  • Non-member early bird $149 (ends 3/9/18)
  • All Walk-ins: $170

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Continuing Education

This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars

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Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, signed out 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.

Psychologists R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. 5.5 CE hours.

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Event Details:

Date/Time

04/06/2018
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Location

The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library
33 Marrett Rd
Lexington, MA
04241

 
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