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Dr Allan Abbass interviewed by Ottawa Institute for CBT on Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy and how it relates to CBT and training: Video Interview Here

Psychophysiologic Disorders and ISTDP: TMS Roundtable Global August 2020 Video Interview Here

Podcast with Ottawa Institute for CBT. 2020 Listen Here

Untangling Your Anxiety Pathways: Podcast with Curables: 2020 Listen Here

Psychology of the Quarantine with Shaun Majumder: 2020 Listen Here

BOLD VOICES Ep. 5 – Unlocking the Unconscious:April 2019 Listen Here

Abbass and Centre for Emotions and Health featured in Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper December 2018:  Link Here

Allan Abbass interviewed in CBC Radio 2018:

Allan Abbass interview on radio CIOE December 2018 Listen Here

Dr Abbass interviewed about Reaching Through Resistance on Shrinkrap radio

Dr Abbass interviewed on Global Television News April, 2015

Dr Allan Abbass interviewed at University of Milan

Dr Abbass and Joel Town on Treatment Refractory Conditions and ISTDP: Dalhousie Academic Day, 2012

2012 Article on Dr Allan Abbass and Medically Unexplained Symptoms in the Polish “Newsweek”: Polytika

Intensive short-term psychotherapy cost-effective

Bulletin of Int Association for the Study of Attachment: Page 5

Our Promise in Action

Emotional rescue, Living Healthy in Nova Scotia, Spring 2011

Dr. Abbass speaks on Radio Canada International

Psychology Today: Head on Collision
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Psychotherapy reduces repeat ER trips

Dr. Allan Abbass receives Visiting Professorship at University of Derby UK
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Dr. Allan Abbass podcast from Grand Rounds at UCLA Neuroscience October 2009

Prolonged Disability: Understanding and mitigating the role of unconscious processes

Quebec Science, November 2004 “In French”

Intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy in a private psychiatric office: clinical and cost effectiveness, October 2004

Healing Emotions Saves Health-Care Dollars, Psychiatry Monitor, January 2004

Psychotherapy Proves Cost-Effective, The Medical Post (, October 2003

Emotion-Based Therapy Saves Money and Gets People Back to Work (Dalhousie University, Medical Communications), August 2003

Emotion-Based Therapy Saves Money, Helps Patients, August 2003

Intensive Therapy Bodes Well for Return to Work, O.H.S Canada, June 2003

Showing Your Emotions May Save Your Health, The Medical Post (, April 2003

ATV News Piece, March 2003

Evaluation and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents, SMHM Provider Education Seminar (, March 2003

Short-term Dynamic Therapy Gets Boost in New Efficacy Study, Psychiatry News (, December 2002

Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy May Deliver Good Results in Patients with Treatment-Resistant Depression, Doctor’s Guide (, November 2002

Canada AM Interview, August 2002


December 2-4, 2021: Reaching through Resistance: 3 Day Immersion course with ISTDP San Diego

September 30-October 2, 2020: 17th Halifax Immersion: Starting Strong: Mastering the ISTDP Trial Therapy.

August 20-22, 2020: Copenhagen Denmark: ISTDP Immersion: Mastering the ISTDP Trial Therapy. To be held Online:

August 26-28, 2020: 9th Swedish Immersion: Mastering the ISTDP Trial Therapy.

January 15 and 16, 2020: Amsterdam, Netherlands: Depression and Somatic Symptom Disorders: 2 day Immersion plus Supervision Days

February 6, 2019: Grand Rounds at Nassau University, NY

February 6, 2019: Grand Rounds at Adelphi University, NY

February 8, 2019: American Psychoanalytic Association Annual Meeting Workshop on Research in Depression

February 28, 2019: Training Day in ISTDP focused on Treatment Resistant Depression on at the New Center for Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles, California Information Here

March 21, 2019 Calgary, Alberta: Treatment-Resistant Depression: A Video-Based Workshop with Dr. Allan Abbass INFO HERE

March 22, 2019 Banff: Alberta Psychiatric Association Keynote Speech

August 16-18, 2019: Berne Switzerland: 2 Day Immersion and 1 day Supervision Focusing on Psychosomatic Disorders English Info Here  German Info Here

August 22-24, 2019: Copenhagen: Danish ISTDP Immersion focusing on the Unconscious Therapeutic Alliance: Information Here

August 29-31, 2019: Stockholm: 8th Sweden ISTDP Immersion: Focus on the Unconscious Therapeutic Alliance  INFO HERE

September 26-28, 2019: Boston: IEDTA International Conference  INFO HERE

September 30-October 2: 16th Halifax Immersion: Focus on the Unconscious Therapeutic Alliance: INFO HERE

November 28-29, 2019: Toronto, Canada: The Embodiment of Emotional Disorders: Treating Psychophysiologic Disorders with Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy INFO HERE

March 22-23 2018: German Psychosomatic Conference: Keynote and Workshop: Berlin Germany

March 24-26 2018: Swiss Society of ISTDP: Immersion and Supervision: ISTDP for Traumatized Patients

September 24-28 2018: 15th Halifax Canada Immersion and 2 Day Supervision:

In this course we will detail the psychodiagnostic and treatment process with 2 or 3 cases with complex pathology requiring modified methods. Presentations by Drs Joel Town and Kostas Monas.

This is followed by optional 2 days of case supervision and presentations by colleagues.

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

April 6, 2016: Boston, Mass, USA, One day workshop in ISTDP supported by ISTDP Boston and Dr Nat Kuhn:  More Information Here

April 7, 2016: Harvard University, Boston, Mass, USA. Invited professorial presentations and workshop.

May 23-24. Aarhus, Denmark: Focus on ISTDP for Psychosomatic Disorders: More Information Here: Allan Abbass Aarhus course, 2016

May 26-28, 2016. Drammen Norway. 4th Norway Immersion in ISTDP. Assessment and management of the Resistant Psychotherapy patient. Timing and application of interventions. Copresented and chaired by the Norwegian Trainers Roger Sandvik-Hanson, Bernt Langvasbraten, Ole-Andre Solbakken, Jonas Sharma Bakkevig  and Filip Myhre.  Click Here for Information

June 15, 2016: University of Kentucky, USA. Invited professorial presentations.

August 19-21, 2016: Olten, Switzerland: Swiss Institute of Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy. Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (IS-TDP) Training with Allan Abbass. Moderate to high resistant Patients: Timing and application of pressure, challenge and head on collision in resistant patients: Focus on Cluster C Personality disorders. 2 day Immersion and one day supervision. Contact Doris Dällenbach MASPT at

August 23rd: University of Zurich Presentation

August 25-27: Stockholm at Erste University: 5th Swedish Immersion in ISTDP. Reaching Through Resistance: Assessing and treating patients across the spectrum with ISTDP. Co presenters to Include Peter Lilliengren and Tobias Nordquist. 5th Swedish ISTDP Immersion (August 25-27, 2016)

September 15-17: UCLA Distinguished Professor of 2016 Award and Presentations. Plus Presentation at the New Center for Psychoanalysis: Dr Tom Brod (

September 28-30, 2016: Halifax, Canada: 13th Halifax Immersion in ISTDP: Reaching through Resistance with Moderate and Highly Resistant Patients. Halifax Fall Immersion INFO Here

October 22: Presentation at PTSD Conference Antigonish, NS

October 28, 2017: Presentation at Schizophrenia Society of Canada Annual Meeting

November 3-5, 2016: Amsterdam, Netherlands: IEDTA 2016 Conference on Treatment Resistance Depression

November 8-9, 2016: Stavanger, Norway. Norwegian Psychiatry Association Annual Meeting. Plenary session and workshops.

January 21, 22,23, 2017: Olten, Switzerland. Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (IS-TDP) Training with Allan Abbass. IS-TDP with Patients with Repression and Major Depression: Capacity Building Techniques. 2 day Immersion and one day supervision. Contact Doris Dällenbach MASPT at or click  HERE

January 24, 2017: 1 Day Workshop at Department of Psychology, Lund University in Sweden. Contact: Håkan Johansson

January 26-28 2017: 3rd Danish Immersion, Keeping up the pressure in ISTDP: Assessment and treatment of the highly resistant client. Copenhagen Denmark. Contact: or CLICK HERE

May 11-13 2017: 5th Norwegian Immersion in ISTDP: Treatment Resistant Depression with Guest Speaker Joel Town.

August 24-26 2017: 6th Swedish Immersion in ISTDP: Focus on Capacity Building: Application of the Graded format with Fragile and Psychosomatic Clients.   Information here

August 18-20 2017: Switzerland. Somatization + Chronic Pain: low to high Resistance and Fragile Patients: Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (IS-TDP) Training with Allan Abbass. 2 day Immersion and one day supervision. Information Here

September 27-29 2017: 14th Halifax Immersion in ISTDP: Focus on Fragile Character Structure and Severe Personality Disorders. Click Here for Course Information 

October 26: Harvard University: Mass General Hospital Rounds, Psychosomatic Rounds

October 27: Austen Riggs

October 28-29: Columbia University Psychosomatic Conference 3rdColumbiaPsychosomaticsConference.Flyer

December 7-8: University of Rochester, Department of Neurology and 1 Day Workshop

April 12-14: Norwegian Immersion: Drammen Norway Information here:

April 16-20: Emotion Revolution: Bergin Norway: Website Here

April 25: Flemish Association for Psychoanalytic Therapy: Workshop: Kortenberg, Belgium

April 26-27, 2019 Aarhus, Denmark. Conference and Workshop April 26 Workshop Info HERE April 27 Training Sold Out

April 28-29 2019: 2 Training Days in Derby UK: Information Here

May 2-4, 2019: Drammen: Norway Immersion: Information Here

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