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Overcoming Depression and Somatic Symptom Disorders: Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy by Dr Allan Abbass

January 15 - January 16


This 2-day immersion course will identify and provide a framework for understanding the various types of depression and somatic symptom presentations in your clinical practice and demonstrate the psychodiagnostic and treatment processes aimed at getting to the roots of these resistances. This course offers rich video illustrations from actual psychotherapy sessions across the spectrum of patients with these conditions including those with comorbid somatic symptom, anxiety and dissociative disorders. Somatic symptom disorders and major depression are very common causes of long-term patient suffering and excess healthcare in social system costs. Because of complicated personality factors, most of the patients with these conditions are treatment resistant. They fail to respond to traditional treatments and suffer long term disabilities. Many have severe anxiety with dissociation or a high degree of defensiveness that prevents treatment engagement.


January 15
January 16
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ISTDP Nederland


Keizersgracht 566
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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