Project Description

Key Information

Presented by: Dr. Sharon Lewis with co-facilitator Dr Graham Music

Date: Friday 11 February 2022

Time: 09:30- 16:30

Venue: British Psychological Society, 30 Tabernacle Street, London EC2A 4UE

Fee: £200 (including lunch)

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This introductory workshop gives an overview of the theory and key concepts of Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy, an active, accelerated and evidence based form of psychodynamic treatment.

Topics covered include:

– History and development of ISTDP
– Evidence base for ISTDP
– Working with core emotions related to attachment trauma
– Unconscious anxiety pathways
-Identifying maladaptive defences that interfere with therapeutic progress

Clinical case material on video will be shown to illustrate the central dynamic sequence. Two cases will be presented, one adult and one adolescent.

The seminar is suitable for registered professionals working in mental health and allied fields including psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists, GPs and psychiatrists. Registered trainees in these fields are also eligible. No prior knowledge of ISTDP or dynamic therapies is necessary.

Participant feedback

A very interesting training with someone clearly skilled in her work and her teaching. (Dr Jo Stubley, Consultant Psychiatrist & Psychoanalyst, Tavistock Trauma Service Lead)

A gifted trainer able to harness her therapeutic depth and convey ISTDP in depth (Graham Music, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist, Tavistock Clinic/Private Practice)

Exceptionally well delivered course led by an exceptional clinician. Inspiring and I have come away with lots of thoughts about how to become a better clinician myself. (Jane O’Rourke, Psychotherapist, founder of Mind in Mind)

Inspiring. Thank you. (Prof Tessa Baradon, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist and Psychoanalyst, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families)

Genuinely inspiring (Psychotherapist, 26 years in practice)

Highly informative and engaging – role plays were excellent learning tool. Really inspiring, personally and professionally. (Counsellor, 1-5 years in practice)

Please email [email protected] with any questions.