Eileen Russell offers therapists a model for drawing on their clients' innate strengths to get the most out of therapy. Without minimising pathology, she explains what is meant by resilience in a clinical context, how to work with it, how to cultivate it and why using it is an effective approach to healing.
Eileen Russell, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in New York City and Montclair, NJ. She is a senior faculty and founding member of the AEDP Institute and has taught and supervised people in AEDP nationally and internationally for many years. She is also an adjunct clinical instructor at NYU/Bellevue Hospital Center where she was formerly a Senior Psychologist working with dually diagnosed individuals. Her other research and writing interests include AEDP theory and practice, the integration of psychodynamic understanding with experiential methods, the role of spirituality in psychotherapy and healing, and the "human beingness" of existence and experience. Diana Fosha, PhD, is Director of the AEDP Institute in New York City. Daniel A. Hughes, PhD, is a prominent attachment specialist and private practitioner. President of the Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute, he consults and gives trainings in the U.S. and abroad on issues of attachment and family therapy. He is the author of Attachment-Focused Family Therapy, Attachment-Focused Family Therapy Workbook, and Attachment-Focused Parenting.