#559 – Restoring Resilience with Eileen Russell PhD

Portrait of Eileen Russell. Photo by John O’Boyle

Dr. Eileen Russell is a clinical psychologist in private practice in New York City and Montclair, NJ. She is Senior Faculty and founding member of the AEDP Institute and has been studying and practicing AEDP for over 20 years. She is also a part-time Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Medical Center/ Bellevue Hospital where she worked with people with addictions and serious mental illness for 5 years. She is also on the Faculty of the National Institute for the Psychotherapies’ (NIP) Integrative Trauma Studies Program.

Dr. Russell is author of a new book on resilience called, Restoring Resilience: Discovering Your Clients’ Capacity for Healing, published by W.W. Norton & Co. in June 2015. In it she integrates AEDP with other experiential approaches and modern psychodynamic thinking, expands our understanding of resilience to include clinical populations, and argues for the power of a resilience-oriented approach to depth-oriented therapy.

Dr. Russell has lectured and trained people in AEDP nationally and internationally for many years. In addition to training, she is interested in expanding and elaborating AEDP theory and in learning from what works in other approaches. Her research and writing interests include the development of AEDP theory and practice, resilience, positive psychology and psychodynamic practice, and spirituality in psychotherapy.

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