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As clinicians and researcher know, perhaps the majority of referred patients do not have the capacity to tolerate direct moibilization of emotions, instead developing fatigue, weakness, depression and somatic symptoms while trying to do focused dynamic psychotherapy.
To respond to this problem, Davanloo developed a Graded Format of ISTDP to first build capacity to tolerate unconscious anxiety. This enables the ISTDP treatment to be applied to a further 30-50% of referred patients compared to the standard technique of ISTDP.
In this video based immersion, Dr. Abbass will detail the metapsychology of ISTDP and illustrate the principles of the Graded Format. A couple of case presentations will also be provided in Swedish by local ISTDP trainers Tobias Nordqvist and Peter Lilliengren. The immersion is open to mental health professionals and students. It can be a component of Core Training, adds to supervision based training, and will cover the following areas: