About AEDP

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)

Developed by Dr. Diana Fosha, the author of the The Transforming Power of Affect, AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) is an ever-emergent model, ever-growing through the ongoing contributions of the AEDP faculty and the members of the AEDP community.

Crisis and suffering provide opportunities to awaken extraordinary capacities that otherwise might lie dormant, unknown and untapped. AEDP is about experientially making the most of these opportunities for both healing and transformation. Key to its therapeutic action is the undoing of aloneness and thus, the establishment of the therapeutic relationship experienced as both safe haven, and secure base. Once that’s established, we work with emotional experience, working experientially toward healing trauma and suffering, and toward expanding emergent positive transformational experiences.

Our Mission

The AEDP Metro DC’s mission is to bring together a community of psychotherapists who have an interest in AEDP. We are committed to creating an inclusive community where we can come together to share our experiences, questions, and knowledge regarding our growth and development as experiential therapists. Our intention is to create a safe, expansive and inclusive forum for psychotherapists who have a passion for AEDP to learn from each other and share our process together.

About the Metro DC Steering Committee

Jazmin Moral, LCSW-C

Jazmin Moral, MSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private practice in Rockville, MD. She earned her Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. She also received post-graduate clinical training at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York City. She completed advanced training and supervision in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Jazmin fell in love with AEDP in 2015 when she attended the Immersion Course with Dr. Diana Fosha. As a member of the AEDP Metro DC Steering Committee, she is captivated by the healing power of this transformational model. She is passionate about working with couples and helping them heal and transform their relationships. Jazmin is originally from Peru and fluent in Spanish. In her practice she also works with immigrants and asylum seekers who have experienced trauma and persecution in their home countries.

She can be contacted at jazmin@jazminmoral.com

Leslie K Rogers, LCSW

Leslie K Rogers, MSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is a Level II trained AEDP therapist in private practice in McLean, VA and Washington, DC. As a member of the AEDP Metro DC Steering Committee, she takes great pleasure in seeing the AEDP community grow. Her background includes extensive training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and EMDR, which also reflect the experiential, relational and emotional aspects of AEDP. She especially identifies with the AEDP core value that humans are innately hard wired to heal and grow. She works with individuals and couples and has in-depth experience with trauma. Her previous work experience includes substance abuse, parenting and community organization. She was an adjunct professor at Fairfield University graduate school teaching trauma and crisis intervention.

She can be contacted at lesliekrogers@gmail.com

Mary Jean Kane, LCSW

Mary Jean Kane, MSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private practice in Falls Church, VA. She practices individual, couples, and group psychotherapy with adults and older adolescents. She has a specialty in working with attachment trauma and is a Contemporary Relational Psychoanalyst. Mary Jean has trained at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, the Washington School of Psychiatry, and the Institute for Imago Relationship Therapy. After hearing Diana Fosha speak, she became excited about the possibility of integrating the felt sense of emotions in the body into her work and actively deepening the therapeutic relationship as a way of helping individuals grow and heal. She began her AEDP journey in 2014, with the Immersion Course, then Essential Skills I and II, and undertaking individual supervision to deepen her learning. Mary Jean is a member of the AEDP Metro DC Steering Committee. AEDP dovetails beautifully with her previous psychodynamic relational training, and she recommends it to all!

She can be contacted at MJKaneLCSW@gmail.com

Mary Ann Dutton, PhD

Mary Ann Dutton, PhD is a Licensed Psychologist and Professor and Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center. She maintains a clinical practice in the Adult Outpatient Clinical of the Department of Psychiatry, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH). She has offered adult individual and couples’ therapy for over 30 years. Dr. Dutton works clinically from an experiential, emotion-focused, attachment and strength-based perspective. AEDP strongly influences her work with both individuals and couples. Dr. Dutton’s research focuses on developing and studying community-based holistic and transformative approaches to building resilience in the face of chronic adversity and trauma. Mary Ann is honored to join the AEDP Metro DC Steering Committee and the exciting momentum of the AEDP Metro DC community.

She can be contacted at mad27@georgetown.edu

Gail Schumann, LCSW-C

Gail Schumann, MSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Silver Spring and Bethesda, Maryland. She earned her master’s degree from the University of Maryland. She has also completed a two-year clinical psychodynamic program at the Washington School of Psychiatry and has done extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) and Families (EFFT). Her AEDP journey began in 2014 with the Immersion Course, then Essential Skills I and II, Core Training, and Supervision for working with both individuals and couples. She is a member of the AEDP Metro DC Steering Committee and is excited to share her learning with others. Previously she enjoyed a twenty-year career in documentary film. She has raised two sons and several dogs.

She can be contacted at gailschumann@comcast.net