Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy: A Treatment Overview and Empirical Basis

https://doi.org/10.4081/ripppo.2013.84

Authors

  • Allan Abbass | Allan.Abbass@cdha.nshealth.ca Dalhousie University, Canada.
  • Joel M. Town Dalhousie University, Canada.
  • Ellen Driessen VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Abstract

Based on over forty years of videotaped case-based research, Habib Davanloo of McGill University, Canada, discovered some of the core ingredients that can enable direct and rapid access to the unconscious in resistant3 patients, patients with func-tional disorders, and patients with fragile character structure. We will describe here some of the main research findings that culminated in his description of a central therapeutic process involved in the intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy (ISTDP) model. We will also describe the evolution of the technique over the past thirty years and summarize the empirical base for Davanloo’s ISTDP.

Dimensions

Altmetric

PlumX Metrics

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

Downloads

Published
2013-08-17
Info
Issue
Section
Articles
Keywords:
short-term, psychodynamic, dynamic, psychotherapy, Davanloo
Statistics
  • Abstract views: 1298

  • PDF: 2273
How to Cite
Abbass, A., Town, J. M., & Driessen, E. (2013). Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy: A Treatment Overview and Empirical Basis. Research in Psychotherapy: Psychopathology, Process and Outcome, 16(1), 6–15. https://doi.org/10.4081/ripppo.2013.84

Most read articles by the same author(s)