Project Description

Key Information

Presenter: Professor Allan Abbass

Date: Wednesday 17th of November 2021

Time: 18:00 – 21:00 GMT

Venue: Online

Fee: £95 – £120

Full Details

An advanced seminar with Professor Allan Abbass

Please note: I’m aware some people are having difficulty with the payment system and if this is the case email directly to book!

Intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy has been developed to work with the full spectrum of patients who have attachment related trauma. These patients present with anxiety, depression, somatic symptoms, personality and behavioral disorders.

Younger patients pose certain different challenges in terms of collaborative engagement and other treatment processes.

In this three hour online workshop Dr. Allan Abbass will briefly review the metapsychology of this treatment model and present video illustrations of the assessment and treatment process. Some commentary will be provided by Dr. Sharon Lewis.

Please note the following before booking:

Attendance is restricted to:

1) those who are in an ISTDP or EDT Core training or supervision program,

2) those who have previously completed an ISTDP/EDT Core training program,

3) ISTDP and EDT Trainers ,

4) Colleagues of ISTDP and EDT trainers by invitation only (please check with organisers)

– all participants must be qualified and registered with a professional body in their own country

– participants will be asked to agree to a confidentiality statement

About the speaker

Dr. Allan Abbass is Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, Director of Psychiatric Education, and founding Director of the Centre for Emotions and Health at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. He is a leading award-winning teacher and researcher in the area of Short -Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, with over 250 publications and 300 invited presentations over the globe. These articles can be viewed at

He is known for simplifying the theory and technical aspects of the ISTDP model, with the use of algorithms, and through highlighting moment-to-moment processes that inform interventions. He has received numerous teaching awards, including two national awards in psychiatry, and has been honored with visiting professorships at several international universities and institutions, holds recurrent intensive training programs in Norway, Sweden, Italy, and Canada, and provides internet-based training to professionals and groups around the world.

Dr. Abbass’ critically acclaimed textbook on ISTDP “Reaching Through Resistance: Advanced Psychotherapy Techniques” was published in 2015. His latest book, Hidden from View: A Clinician’s Guide to Psychophysiologic Disorders (Abbass and Schubiner, 2018), deals with psychophysiologic disorders and how health professionals can diagnose and manage these conditions including the use of ISTDP techniques.

Discussant and host

Dr Sharon Lewis, ISTDP London

Dr Lewis is a chartered clinical psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society and the Health and Care Professions Council. She is an accredited ISTDP supervisor and trainer. Dr Lewis has experience both in private practice and in the NHS and has a particular interest in working with clients with anxiety difficulties and treatment-resistant depression, as well as those diagnosed with physical health conditions such as auto-immune disorders, fibromyalgia and chronic pain.