See Canada’s Globe and Mail article on ISTDP and Medically Unexplained Symptoms: Here
Some clarifications by Allan Abbass about the Globe and Mail article HERE
Registration is Open for the 16th Halifax Immersion: Click Here
New Core Training Group with Allan Abbass and Joel Town: Click Here
Hidden From View:
A Clinician’s Guide to Psychophysiological Disorders
ALMOST ONE HALF OF PRIMARY CARE PATIENTS have at least one medically unexplained symptom that does not respond to standard care. This leads to unnecessary investigation, referrals, health costs, medications as well as frustration in patients and health professionals alike. The great majority of these patients have psychophysiological disorders (PPD).
USING CUTTING EDGE PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC and neurophysiologic principles, Hidden From View explains how the brain develops neural pathways that cause symptoms, such as headaches, irritable bowel and bladder syndromes, fibromyalgia, fatigue, insomnia, and neck and back pain. It illustrates powerful emotion focused interviewing techniques to both detect and treat PPD. Read more >>
Reaching through Resistance:
Advanced Psychotherapy Techniques
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? Read more >>