Saturday, February 4, 2023

Maladaptive interpersonal patterns and ways to intervene

Observations from thousands of hours of both individual and couples therapy sessions: The patient that monologues, gives speeches, and answers their own questions...

A relational approach: perceptual flexibility, holding space to not know, (not...

We are always filtering the data out patients share with us through the lens of our training and previous experiences. We would not be...

Key Take-Aways from over a Decade of Training in ISTDP with...

Contents: Background The felt sense of connection, the two tiers of mobilization, and openness to going outside of the ISTDP roadmap Troubling trends Technique as an...

The Need for putting the Psyche back in Psychology: The Reality...

In line with Carl Gustav Jung’s reflections on a psychology with or without a psyche, the following reflections point to what is...

The Dark Underbelly of Psycho-Spiritual Change Models: Dangers and Pitfalls on...

The inspiration and backdrop for this textI was 19-years-old when I started to take an interest in finding a more authentic and...

Psychodynamic psychotherapy and active substance use 

Active substance use, including marijuana consumption, can be problematic for psychodynamic and other uncovering types of psychotherapeutic treatments such as Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy...

The Myopic Error: How a Narrow Focus can Hurt our ISTDP...

Having studied my copious and countless clinical mistakes as well as the mistakes of others over the years, a few themes stand out, many...

‘Crystallizing’ in Skorman’s Adaptation of Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy

This article is geared towards Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) informed psychotherapists. Case material is strictly hypothetical, examples of interventions are...

Let’s talk about High Functioning Depression…The Silent Mental Illness

Often when we think of depression, we imagine an individual who struggles with completing all tasks of daily living, a flawed or grim perspective...

Why should I get premarital counseling?

Statistically speaking couples who receive premarital counseling had a 30% higher marital success rate than those who did not. Premarital counseling is more educational...

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Portraiting: Considerations of some common issues

Here are a few brief and far from exhaustive reflections for ISTDP-informed therapists interested in the technique of portraiting the impulse component of emotions...

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