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HOW IS ISTDP DIFFERENT FROM CLASSICAL PSYCHOANALYTIC THERAPY

HOW IS ISTDP DIFFERENT FROM CLASSICAL PSYCHOANALYSIS

How is it different from Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy? Though the concepts of transference and resistance form the basis of therapy, the Technique is very different, well researched, evidence based and taught globally to achieve the results in the shortest possible time. 

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CORE TRAINING CERTIFIED BY THE ISTDP INSTITUTE

 CORE TRAINING


CERTIFIED BY THE

ISTDP INSTITUTE (WASHINGTON DC)

2023-2026

This curriculum has been designed by Jon Frederickson from the ISTDP Institute to teach ISTDP in a systematic way keeping each individual’s learning needs at the forefront.This training is offered by me after completing a three year  Training of Trainers Program from the ISTDP Institute in addition to learning ISTDP  by enrolling for a Precore, Core and Advanced training over 8 years.

NEXT BATCH  STARTS  MARCH 23

  TRAINER AND SUPERVISOR     

Dr Sonaa Kakar  MD

 

    NUMBER OF SEATS   8

TO REGISTER

Please send a mail to istdpindia@gmail.com. I will reply within a day.

STRUCTURE

( 3 Online and one at Hyderabad each year)

Three day modules four times each  year ( Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)

 

There will be 12 modules of 3 days each spread over 3 years . At each training you will be taught with a ppt, will do group work, practice interventions on a video recorded session and do role play with skill building exercises . Each  trainee will have to share a video recorded session for supervision.

                                                             Fee 24,000 per module (Indian Passport holders)

SPECTRUM OF PRESENTATIONS COVERED

Resistant Depression,

 Anxiety,

Personality disorders,

Medically Unexplained Symptoms often difficult to treat with usual methods ,

Addictions and a whole spectrum of psychological problems where conventional methods are not effective in bringing sustained change

FOCUS

The focus of the core training is to help develop a theoretical understanding  of ISTDP and the clinical skills required in the application of ISTDP across the spectrum of Neurotic Disorders.

REQUIREMENT

Core training requires a one-year commitment, renewable at the start of each training year.

  1.  You are a  mental health professional actively doing clinical work.
  2.  To be eligible for a certification  all twelve modules must have been attended
  3.  You would need to bring recorded sessions of therapy for supervision at every module.

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IS IT HARD TO LEARN PSYCHODYNAMIC PSYCHOTHERAPY

It is well known that as psychotherapists we want to continue to evolve into better therapists and it happens by understanding the client and his conscious and unconscious conflicts as well as paying attention to our own conflicts and experiences which may drive the therapy process.

In all the work we do the primary driving force continues to be an alliance, both the conscious therapeutic alliance as well as the more important unconscious therapeutic alliance. It has been found that if the patient and the therapist are not able to form an alliance in the first few sessions, the chances of the patient dropping out are much higher .

The practice of psychotherapy requires experience, intuition and also a skill set. The skill of the therapist is one important factor in determining outcomes in therapy. Research tells us that outcomes in therapy were consistently better when patients felt that their therapist was skilled. Along with specific therapist attributes of compassion and empathy, the skills of the therapist played an extremely important role in positive outcomes in therapy. Skills can be acquired through training and regular supervision. Initially every technique seems hard to learn. It is quite like when we begin to learn to play a new sport. Initially it looks difficult, but as we learn to pay attention to the moves used by the opponent, as well as our own, we can acquire a box full of different interventions to achieve mastery.

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Anxiety about Choosing Therapy

When people come for therapy ,they have either symptoms like depression ,anxiety or relationship issues. Sometimes they are referred for multiple physical symptoms,like chronic pain,headache,irritable bowel ,gastritis which is linked to stress levels.

This dependence on another person(a therapist) for help arouses anxiety as depending on people in the past meant getting hurt. When the patient gets anxious ,he uses his regular coping strategies which he has learnt would help him survive or keep the relationship,  These strategies helped him in the past  because then the thought of losing a relationship with a caregiver on whom the patient depended on for survival was terrifying, but the same strategies in current relationships may cause his symptoms and problems.

Therefore any attempt to know the patient arouses feelings and anxiety and patterns of coping with anxiety.As feelings arise in the therapy ,so will anxiety and unconscious self defeating patterns . Together the patient and therapist  can  notice them and the patient can work towards more adaptive choices and work more closely with his feelings and wants to reach his real potential ,with least distress.

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Video on Pathways of Anxiety

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