Mastering the trial therapy in ISTDP – AN online presentation with Patricia Coughlin
At the end of November this year, Patricia Coughlin will give an online presentation on the topic of the ISTDP “trial therapy”. ISTDP often begins with a longer therapy session, usually 2-3 hours, where we assess the patient and the suitability of the treatment model to the patient – the trial therapy. Research has shown that this first session in itself can have long-lasting benefits on mood symptoms and interpersonal problems.
In this video based webinar you will learn how to work effectively with a highly resistant patient with both a character disorder and anxiety and depression. You will observe the process of a trial therapy, in which a specific set of interventions is employed as a vehicle for determining the nature of the unconscious conflicts responsible for the patients symptoms and suffering. We will also discuss suitability for treatment with Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP). The webinar is organized by a group of ISTDP therapists in Oslo, Norway: Psykologvirke
Date: November 23rd
Time: CET 12.00 – 20.00
Price: 1800 NOK
Registration and more information: click here
Patricia Coughlin Della Selva, Ph.D., is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 35 years of clinical experience. Currently she is Clinical Faculty at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Over the past 20 years she has written professionally, given presentations at professional conferences and conducted workshops for mental health professionals internationally. Currently, she is conducting training groups in New York, Australia, Denmark, and Poland. Patricia last presented in Sweden in the fall of 2016.
Patricia has authored three books which are all considered essential readings for anyone interested in ISTDP: Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy: Theory and Technique (1996), Lives Transformed (2006; in collaboration with Dr. David Malan) and Maximizing Therapeutic Effectiveness in Dynamic Psychotherapy (2016).
A while back we did an interview with Patricia Coughlin, which you can find here.
Here are some of our other recent interviews:
- Howard Schubiner: “We created a simpler version of ISTDP”
- Dion Nowoweiski: “We tailor the treatment protocol to the individual”
- Allan Abbass: “At first doing ISTDP felt unnatural”
- José Verpoort-Douw: “Working in a residential setting is a very educational process for everyone”
- Patricia Coughlin: “ISTDP is a psychoanalytic method”
You can find other articles and materials in english by following this link.