$330 – $850

Healing Attachment Trauma: ISTDP (Sydney) 2018 Conference

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169-179 Thomas Street

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Healing Attachment Trauma

THREE DAY CONFERENCE

Dr Martin Dorahy, Dr Dion Nowoweiski, Dr Stephen Arthey & Dr Henry Luiker

In the last decade, the sophisticated science-based understanding of the emotional mind/brain in treatment, emerging from the work of Allan Schore, Daniel Hill, Efrat Ginot and many others, has allowed the identification of “core” aspects of psychodynamic theory. These “core” aspects pertain not only to the negative sequelae of attachment disturbance on psychological symptoms and our capacity for relationships and intimacy, but also to specific treatment techniques which promise to reverse these life-long effects.

At the same time, there is an emerging empirical literature on the “common factors” of effective psychotherapy. For example, observational studies of very effective CBT practice have identified the presence of relational and emotional factors not found in CBT theories of change but readily recognizable to dynamic psychotherapists.

More than eighty years after the publication of Freud’s therapeutically pessimistic Analysis Terminable and Interminable, this conference addresses the following questions:

1. Are we there yet? Are we now in a position to spell out in an objective manner the therapeutic techniques that have the power to heal the effects of specific types of early emotional trauma and neglect?

2. Can these techniques, and their therapeutic impact, be demonstrated in videos of work with real clients and thereby be subjected to critical study in the full light of day?

The presenters approach these questions from four separate but intersecting perspectives.

  • Dr Martin Dorahy (University of Canterbury, New Zealand) “Abuse, neglect and the development of self”

  • Dr Dion Nowoweiski (Melbourne Centre for ISTDP) “Identifying and applying the common factors of psychotherapy in a short term dynamic psychotherapy model”

  • Dr Stephen Arthey (Melbourne Centre for ISTDP) “The repair of the self: applying common and specific factors in a short-term dynamic psychotherapy”

  • Dr Henry Luiker (Parks Clinic, Sydney) “Identifying and overcoming obstacles to learning and teaching dynamic psychotherapy”

Each of the papers will be anchored by treatment videos. Each day ends with a plenary session conducted by Dr Luiker; this is an opportunity to discuss, reflect on and think together, with all conference members in a circle, about the scientific and clinical material presented, including the emotional impact of the latter. All registered mental health professionals and post-graduate students conducting psychological treatments under supervision are welcome. For further inquiries, please contact the conference administrator Dr Luiker admin@istdp-sydney.org

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