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A One-Day ISTDP-UK Conference with Dr Allan Abbass

22 May 2015

$95 – $145

A London conference hosted by ISTDP-UK

Treating Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS) and Somatisation using Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP):

An Evidence-Based Approach

  • Understand how psychological factors cause physical symptoms
  • Learn about diagnosing MUS through emotion focused interviewing
  • Observe the application of ISTDP in the treatment of somatic complaints using video-tape vignettes across a range of patients, including fragile and co-morbid presentations.

This event is open to professionally registered Medical Doctors, Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Psychotherapists, and Counsellors

Dr. Allan Abbass is a world leading pioneer in the application of psychotherapy for medically unexplained symptoms. He is a professor, Psychiatrist, and founding Director of the Centre for Emotions and Health at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada.

His research and practice into the application of ISTDP for treating somatic complaints has profound implications for the delivery of services for this patient group. The scientific rigor of his publications, along with the precision of his clinical practice and teaching, offers practical and effective guidance for all practitioners working with MUS and for those developing services and policies in this area.

Dr. Abbass has taught and facilitated ISTDP training programmes around the world. He is an advisory board member on the American Psychological Association’s Unified Psychotherapy project, and is on the scientific committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He has received numerous awards and widespread recognition for his significant contribution to psychotherapy.

We are absolutely delighted to welcome him back to present to a UK audience of practitioners and clinicians once again. We hope you can join us.

Full Fee: £145
Early Bird (Before 15th March 2015): £130
ISTDP-UK Member: £125
Student Rate (Limited number of places): £95
All fees include luncheon
To book your place, see links below



9am Arrivals and Welcome
9:15am Evidence for Short-Term Dynamic Therapy and ISTDP: cost-effectiveness data, meta-psychology, psychodiagnosis of 5 patterns of somatisation with videotape illustrations.
10:45am Break
11:15am ISTDP for Patients with highly resistant somatic presentations
12:45pm Lunch
1:45pm ISTDP for Patients with Depression and highly resistant somatic presentations
3:15pm Break
3:45-5pm ISTDP for fragile Patients with Somatisation:Questions and Summary



22 May 2015
$95 – $145
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