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CURRICULUM FOR CORE TRAINEES

Basic texts: 

Abbass, A. (2015) Reaching through the Resistance. Kansas City, Missouri: Seven  Leaves Press. 

Coughlin, Della Selva, P. (1996) Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy.  London: Karnac Press. 

Coughlin, P. and Malan, D. (2006) Lives Transformed. London: Karnac Press. 

Frederickson, J. (2013) Co-Creating Change: Effective Dynamic Therapy Techniques.  Kansas City, Mo.: Seven Leaves Press. 

Year One: Treating Low and Moderate Resistant Patients 

Module One: Establishing a Therapeutic Focus 

Abbass, A. (2015) Chapter six: initiating treatment, in Reaching through the  Resistance. Forthcoming, May 2015. 

Coughlin Della Selva, P. (1996) Chapter 2: The Trial Therapy. In Intensive Short-Term  Dynamic Psychotherapy

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Coughlin, P. (2006) Introduction to the theory and technique of Davanloo’s ISTDP. In  Lives Transformed (pp. 10-33). 

Frederickson, J. (2013) Introduction, in Co-Creating Change

Frederickson, J. (2013) Chapter one, Feelings, in Co-Creating Change

Frederickson, J. (2013) Chapter six, Psychodiagnosis, in Co-Creating Change. Module Two: Anxiety 

Abbass, A. (2015) Chapter two: Unconscious anxiety and defenses. In Reaching  Through the Resistance

Frederickson, J. (2013) Chapter two, Anxiety, in Co-Creating Change

Module Three: Defenses 

Abbass, A. (2015) Chapters seven, eight, nine, in Reaching Through the Resistance

Coughlin Della Selva, P. (1996) Chapter three: Working with Defenses. In Intensive  Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy. London: Karnac Press. 

Drury, N. (1987) Breakthrough into the Unconscious in Intensive Short-term Dynamic  Psychotherapy. International Journal of Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy 2:17-34. 

Frederickson, J. (2013) Defenses: the second detour from feelings. In Co-Creating  Change. Kansas City, Mo.: Seven Leaves Press. 

Frederickson, J. (2013) Tactical and Repressive Defenses. In Co-Creating Change.  Kansas City, Mo.: Seven Leaves Press. 

Module Four: Maintaining an Effective Focus 

Abbass, A. (2015) Chapters twelve and thirteen, in Reaching Through the Resistance

Coughlin Della Selva, P. (1996) Chapter one: The integration of theory and technique  in Davanloo’s ISTDP. In Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy. London: Karnac Press. 

Frederickson, J. (2013) Inquiry: Co-Creating a conscious therapeutic alliance. In Co Creating Change. Kansas City, Mo.: Seven Leaves Press. 

Lebeaux, D. (2000) The role of the conscious therapeutic alliance in Davanloos’  Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy. Int. J. of Intensive Short Term Dynamic  Psychotherapy 14: 39-48. 

Rosenberg, P. (1987) Resistance in Psychoanalysis and Intensive Short-Term  Dynamic Psychotherapy 

. International Journal of Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy 2(1): 35-53. 

Year Two: The Spectrum of Fragility 

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Module Five: The Graded Format 

Abbass, A. (2005) Somatization: Diagnosing it sooner through emotion focused  interviewing. Journal of Family Practice 54(3): 215-224. Download at Centre for Emotions. 

Abbass, A. (2015) Chapter fifteen, in Reaching Through the Resistance

Frederickson, J. (2013) Treating Fragility, Depression, and Somatization in Co Creating Change. Kansas City, Mo.: Seven Leaves Press. 

Whittemore, J. (1996) Paving the royal road: an overview of conceptual and technical  features in the graded format of Davanloo’s ISTDP. International Journal of Short-Term Dynamic  Psychotherapy 11:21-39. 

Module Six: Restructuring Regressive Defenses 

Abbass, A. (2015) Chapter sixteen, in Reaching Through the Resistance

Cornelissen, K. (2005) Understanding and Undoing projection: The Alien. Ad Hoc  Bulletin of Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy 9(3):24-50. 

Coughlin, P. (1996) Restructuring regressive defenses in Intensive Short-Term  Dynamic Psychotherapy. London: Karnac. 

Frederickson, J. (2013) Restructuring regressive defenses in Co-Creating Change.  Kansas City, Mo.: Seven Leaves Press. 

Land, J. (1991) Regressive defense in psychoanalysis and ISTDP: technical and  theoretical considerations. Int. J. Short-term Psychotherapy 6:243-258. 

Trunnell, T. L., (1987) The Management of the Mechanisms of Depression in Intensive  Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy. International Journal of Short-Term Psychotherapy 2(1):  1-15. 

Module Seven: Building Self-Observing Capacity 

Abbass, A. (2015) Chapter seventeen, in Reaching Through the Resistance

Davanloo, H. (1987) ISTDP with Highly Resistant Depressed Patients: Part 1.  Restructuring Ego’s Regressive Defenses. International Journal of Short Term Dynamic  Psychotherapy 2(2): 99-132. 

Davanloo, H. (1990) The Technique of Unlocking the Unconscious in Patients with  Functional Disorders. Part 1: Restructuring Ego’s Defenses, pp. 283-306. In: Unlocking the  Unconscious: Selected Papers. New York: Wiley Press. 

Della Selva, P. (2001) Dynamic Assessment of Ego Functioning in Davanloo’s ISTDP.  In: The Working Alliance in ISTDP: Whose Intrapsychic Crisis? Pp.1-40. 

Frederickson, J. (2013) Mobilizing self-observing capacity in Co-Creating Change.  Kansas City, Mo.: Seven Leaves Press. 

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Module Eight: Restructuring Defensive Affects 

Davis, D. (1988) Transformation of pathological mourning into acute grief with ISTDP.  Int. J. short term psychotherapy 3:79-97. 

Frederickson, J. (2013) Defensive Affects, in Co-Creating Change. Kansas City, Mo.:  Seven Leaves Press. 

Gottwik, G. et al (1998) Application of Davanloo’s Intensive Short Term Dynamic  Psychotherapy in the treatment of patients with agoraphobia, fainting attacks, anxiety, panic,  somatization and functional disorders. Part I: Technical and metapsychological roots of the  technique; Initial phase of Trial Therapy. Int. J. Intensive Short term Dynamic Psychotherapy  12:77-103. 

Year Three: Highly Resistant Patients 

Module Nine: Superego Pathology 

Abbass, A. (2015) Chapter ten, in Reaching Through the Resistance

Davanloo, H. (1990) Clinical Manifestations of Superego Pathology. International  Journal of Short term dynamic psychotherapy 2(4): 225-254. 

Davanloo, H. (1990) Clinical Manifestations of Superego Pathology. Part 2: Resistance  of the Superego and Liberation of the Paralyzed Ego, International Journal of Short term  dynamic psychotherapy 3(1): 1-24. 

Drury, N. (1988) Some technical aspects of the pre-interpretive phase of Trial therapy  in highly resistant patients with ego syntonic character pathology, Part I. Int. J. Short-term  dynamic Psychotherapy 3: 213-235. 

Frederickson, J. (2013) Superego Pathology and Character Defenses, in Co-Creating  Change. Kansas City, Mo.: Seven Leaves Press. 

Korff, P. von (1998) Early management of unconscious defiance in Davanloo’s ISTDP.  Part I. Int. J. Intensive short term dynamic psychotherapy 12:183-208. 

Module Ten: Transference Resistance 

Abbass, A. (2015) Chapters eleven and fourteen, in Reaching Through the Resistance

Frederickson, J. (2013) Transference Resistance, in Co-Creating Change. Kansas  City, Mo.: Seven Leaves Press. 

Kalpin, A. (1994) Effective use of Davanloo’s “Head on collision”. Int. J. Short term  dynamic psychotherapy 9:19-36. 

Konzelmann, C. (1995) Head on collision with resistance against emotional closeness  in ISTDP. Int. J. Short-term psychotherapy 10: 35-51. 

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Lebeaux, D. (1999) The rise of the transference in Davanloo’s technique of ISTDP:  principles, technique and issues for training. Int. J. Short-term dynamic Psychotherapy 13:3-16.  

Module Eleven: Unlocking the Unconscious 

Davanloo, H. (1990) The Technique of Unlocking the Unconscious. Part 1., pp.  101-124. In: Unlocking the Unconscious: Selected Papers. New York: Wiley Press. 

Davanloo, H. (1990) The technique of Unlocking the Unconscious, Part. 2: Partial  unlocking of the unconscious, pp. 125-162. In: Unlocking the Unconscious: Selected Papers.  New York: Wiley Press. 

Frederickson, J. (2013) Portrayal and Unlocking the Unconscious, in Co-Creating  Change. Kansas City, Mo.: Seven Leaves Press. 

Gottwik, G. et al (1998) Application of Davanloo’s Intensive Short Term Dynamic  Psychotherapy in the treatment of patients with agoraphobia, fainting attacks, anxiety, panic,  somatization and functional disorders. Part III: Partial Unlocking of the Unconscious. Int. J.  Intensive Short term Dynamic Psychotherapy 12:125-149. 

Module Twelve: Consolidation 

Frederickson, J. (2013) Consolidation and Conclusion, in Co-Creating Change.  Kansas City, Mo.: Seven Leaves Press. 

Said, T. (1988) Overview: trial therapy in ISTDP. Int. J. Short-term psychotherapy  3:25-45.5 

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