Diana Fosha, Ph.D. is the developer of A E D P (Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy), and founder and current director of the AEDP Institute, an internationally recognized school that specializes in training therapists in a healing-oriented transformational approach to the treatment of attachment trauma. For the last 20 years, she has been active in promoting a scientific basis for a healing-oriented attachment, emotion and transformation focused therapy.
A leader in the field of transformational studies in trauma treatment, Fosha’s work on healing transformational processes focuses on integrating neuroplasticity, recognition science and developmental dyadic research into experiential clinical process work with patients. The author of numerous papers and book chapters, she is the author of The transforming power of affect: A model for accelerated change (Basic Books, 2000); senior editor, with Daniel Siegel and Marion Solomon, of The healing power of emotion: Affective neuroscience, development & clinical practice (Norton, 2009), and co-author, with Natasha Prenn, of Supervision essentials for Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (APA, 2016). Two DVDs of her live AEDP clinical work, including one on working with men, and one on clinical supervision, have been issued by the American Psychological Association (APA).
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” –capture the ethos of AEDP.
Diana Fosha lives and practices in New York City presents at international conferences and leads workshops and trainings worldwide. Many of her papers are available through the AEDP website at www.aedpinstitute.org