ISTDP for Severe Personality Disorders:

14th Halifax Video based Immersion in ISTDP

This 3 day immersion course with Dr Allan Abbass September 27-29, 2017 will focus on: the Metapsychology of Fragile Character Structure, Psychodiagnostic assessment, capacity building formats, the use of the technique of bringing structural changes through bracing and graded format. The process of working through will be reviewed as well. Dr Joel Town, Dr Steve Shapiro and Dr Ryan Wilson will present case examples. Limited positions are available to observe a 2 day video based case supervision process.

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Reaching through Resistance

About half of all psychotherapy clients have little to no response—or can even worsen—in treatment. Why? They unknowingly use treatment-defeating behaviors, or resistances, placing all manner of obstacles to prevent emotional closeness and a successful collaboration with the therapist. It is as if they cannot allow treatment to succeed. This can be frustrating and demoralizing for both the therapist and the client.

How can you and your client detect and handle treatment resistance? How can you reach through to the person beneath this resistance—the person your client was meant to be?


Dr Allan Abbass named Distinguished Professor of 2016 at UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Science

Dr Allan Abbass with Drs Zeb Little and Josh Presky from UCLA

Dr Allan Abbass with Drs Zeb Little and Josh Presky from UCLA

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