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A Training Opportunity Especially for the Asia/Pacific Region from Dr Allan Abbass

5 September 2022 - 7 September 2022

This is a replay of the 3-Day immersion in ISTDP provided by Dr Allan Abbass based on cases from his book “Reaching Through Resistance: Advanced Psychotherapy Techniques”. It is offered at a time that is more conducive to people in the Asia/Pacific region and to those who were unable to attend the course previously.
Using video cases that influenced Reaching Through Resistance, Dr. Allan Abbass describes the theories and techniques used to study and treat the range of people who can benefit from Davanloo’s Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP).
This course will detail the metapsychology of the ISTDP approach, how to initiate the process, how to assess systems of resistance and levels of anxiety, how to build capacity, how to mobilize the unconscious therapeutic alliance, and how to help people process complex feelings.
The main objective is to provide knowledge of this treatment system that you can use to inform your current psychotherapy practice. It will cover the following areas:
-Overview of Metapsychology of the Unconscious
-Overview of the spectrum of suitable patients with videotape illustrations
-Psychodiagnostic assessment to determine manifestations of anxiety and resistances
-Nature of interventions including pressure, challenge, and head-on-collision with resistance
-Manifestations of the Unconscious Therapeutic Alliance
-Timing and types of interventions
-Various forms of Unlocking of the Unconscious
The event will be held online using a secure platform. Because of this, attendance is restricted to:
1) those who are in an ISTDP or EDT Core training or supervision program,
2) those who have previously completed an ISTDP/EDT Core training program,
3) ISTDP/EDT Trainers,
4) Colleagues of these 3 groups who will attend the immersion while physically being present in the same room, and
5) those who are part of an ISTDP Training Program in the Asia/Pacific region.
This is all to ensure confidentiality of case materials that will be discussed.
Dr Allan Abbass will be joining a portion of the course for a live Q&A opportunity to attendees of this event. To register please use this link:




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