Diana Fosha, PhD

Conference Advisor

Diana Fosha, Ph.D. is the developer of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), and founder and director of the AEDP Institute. With an interest in the phenomenology of experience, Diana is on the cutting edge of transformational theory and practice. Changing how we think about change, she is opening up exciting possibilities for what can happen in psychotherapy.

Diana is the author of The Transforming Power of Affect: A Model for Accelerated Change (Basic Books, 2000); first editor, along with Marion Solomon and Dan Siegel, of The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development, & Clinical Practice (Norton, 2009); and of papers and chapters on healing transformational processes in experiential psychotherapy and trauma treatment. A DVD of her AEDP work with a patient has been released by APA, as part of their Systems of Psychotherapy Video Series (APA, 2006), and another one is on the works.

Diana has been exploring positive affective experiences as wired-in somatic markers of the transformational processes that are involved in healing trauma and fostering flourishing and well-being. She lives in New York City where she also has a clinical practice. Many of her papers are available through the AEDP website at www.aedpinstitute.com.