14th Halifax Immersion in ISTDP: Focus on Fragile Character Structure

Event at Halifax Convention Center

Fragile Character structure is common cause of treatment resistance in psychiatric and psychotherapy patients of all diagnostic groups. Frequently misidagnosed as a range of conditions, these patients are often heavily medicated, hospitalized and become involved in complex, destructive interactions with healthcare systems.
Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy has been specifically developed and researched through hundreds of videotape case studies, to provide tailored process of assessment, capacity building and working through the intense complex feelings underpinning fragility.

This 3 day immersion course will focus on: the Metapsychology of Fragile Character Structure, Psychodiagnostic assessment, capacity building formats, the use of the technique of bringing structural changes through bracings and graded format. The process of working through will be reviewed as well. Dr Joel Town, Dr Steve Shapiro and Dr Ryan Wilson will present case examples.

The primary emphasis of the course will be on detailed study of case videotapes and case discussion.
As always you will be treated with Maritime Hospitality with a reception and dinner out as a group. The fee includes the dinner and nutrition breaks and a handout of course materials.

Added: 2 Day Observation of Case Supervision Process September 25-26. At World Trade and Convention Center. Coffee and snack provided. Lunch on own. Admission is limited. Only those attending the Immersion may attend. Fee: $400 CAD.

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