The Seasoned Clinician’s Notebook

The educational series, “The Seasoned Clinician’s Notebook: How Psychoanalytic Concepts Inform the Practice of Psychotherapy,” features clinicians from a range of disciplines who share how they use concepts from psychoanalysis to enrich their clinical work, from cultivating creativity to working with addictions.

These PCC sessions take place on Zoom. They are free of charge, but reservations are required.

CEUs will not be offered for The Seasoned Clinician’s Notebook, but Letters of Attendance will be sent upon completion of a program evaluation survey.

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Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP): A Brief History and Modern Day Application

Presented by Tyler Beach, MSW, LCSW

September 28, 2024

10 am to 12 pm ET
via Zoom

In this lecture, Tyler Beach will provide a history of Intensive Short Term Dynamic Therapy (ISTDP), with an emphasis on its psychoanalytic underpinnings and also its evolution into today’s world. This portion of the lecture will also include a look at the outcome data, which is one of the major contributions of this model to the psychodynamic community. Tyler will then discuss how he personally uses both the underlying metapsychology, and corresponding techniques, to help patients separate and let go of the defenses that contribute to their presenting problems for psychotherapy. Here we will discuss the focal role of defense work (analysis and challenge) as a method to bring unconscious conflicts to the surface to be resolved. In this part of the lecture, Tyler will spend a bit of time contrasting ISTDP from more interpretative or relational models of psychodynamic treatment. This contrast will be in the spirit of clarifying the model versus making a valued comparison of other models.

Tyler Beach, MSW, LCSW, is an individual and group psychotherapist in private practice in Durham, NC. In the past 15 years, he has received specialized training in working with patients generally deemed “treatment resistant.” In addition to his clinical practice, he provides clinical supervision and consultation to other therapists on challenging clinical situations. Also, as part of his consulting practice, he has provided numerous local and national workshops to help clinicians intervene more efficiently with patient situations that are frequently seen as difficult and complex. He has served on the Ethics Committee of the American Academy ofPsychotherapists and is currently serving as Secretary. Recently, he has completed training with several nationally recognized expert in Intensive Short-Term Psychotherapy, including Allan Abbas, MD, and Joel Town, Ph.D. Dr.’s Abbass and Town are the foremost researchers in the evidence base for this treatment. Tyler has also received over a decade of supervision in the model and participated in an advanced Advanced Core Training. He finds this treatment modality particularly useful in addressing challenging patient situations.