1:15 PM Saturday Luncheon Address

LOCATION: REGENCY BALLROOM
The Power of Full Engagement
• Diana Fosha

Diana Fosha

Developer of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, Diana Fosha will demonstrate how methods like dyadic affect regulation and metaprocessing can help clients heal from attachment trauma and restore vitality and energy to their lives.

Diana has written that therapists’ “assumptions about the fragility of patients are often rationalizations for ineffective therapy.” Even within the most desolate and miserable client, she believes, there’s always at least a glimmer of health, strength, and resilience. In the therapeutic approach she’s developed, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), she focuses on these “glimmers of growth,” making use of deep therapeutic connection to help the client achieve transformational healing. She describes her work as “undoing aloneness,” the rediscovering of vitality and energy through the deep engagement of therapist and client.

The polar opposite of the disengaged, neutral therapist, she practices a right-brain to right-brain form of therapy, closely and explicitly exploring the client’s moment-to-moment experience. The coeditor of The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development & Clinical Practice and the author of The Transforming Power of Affect: A Model for Accelerated Change, she’s the director of the AEDP Institute and is on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology of both New York University and St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Medical Centers in New York.

In her luncheon address, Fosha will use video case material to demonstrate how methods like dyadic affect regulation and metaprocessing can help clients heal from attachment trauma and restore vitality and energy to their lives.

Approved for one hour of CE credit.

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