AEDP is a highly-effective and state-of-the-art psychotherapy which can foster deep healing, resilience and “transformational” experiences of growth. Developed by Dr. Diana Fosha, the author of “The Transforming Power of Affect”, AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) is highly regarded as a psychotherapy that offers lasting change. It is based on solid research in the fields of interpersonal neurobiology, attachment theory, emotion theory, body-focused approaches, and affective neuroscience. In a word, AEDP works.
Most importantly, AEDP starts within the safety and security of a therapeutic relationship that is attuned, empathic and actively engaged. “A” stands for “Accelerated”- referring not only to the length of treatment, but to the ways of getting a person to have experiences of healing in the here and now with a trusted other. “E” is for “Experiential”- which is the process of seeing and doing things and having experiences happen. “D” is for “Dynamic”- which describes the active and energetic change that can take place in a relationship. “P” is for “Psychotherapy”.
AEDP honors neuroplasticity of the brain, how people remain capable throughout their lives of growing, learning, and developing in healthier ways. We are all able to get “stronger in the broken places” and lead more fulfilling and grounded lives.