Wednesday, May 29, 2024

The Universal Wound, Transference Behaviors, and Stepping out of the Shoes

— Transference behaviors here meaning both ‘resistance’ in the narrow sense  as well as distorted perceptions and unconscious attempts by the patient to pull...

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...

ISTDP-informed Couples Therapy

— a Skorman/Kieding amalgamation perspective In couples therapy, you are initially dealing with needing to establish two separate conscious therapeutic alliances that have...

When supportive therapy is not supportive

Consider the idea of pseudo-contact: the patient who is using the relationship with the therapist as a defense. The patient uses the supportive relationship with...

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...

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