November 2019

Introduction to Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy

Facilitator: Dr S. Lewis

British Psychological Society, London Office.
14 November 2019. 
January 2020

Overcoming Depression and Somatic Symptom Disorders: Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy

Presenter: Professor Allan Abbass, (Dalhousie University, Canada)
Date: 15-16 January 2020
Venue: Keizersgrachtkerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Somatic symptom disorders and major depression are very common causes of long-term patient suffering and excess healthcare in social system costs. Because of complicated personality factors, most of the patients with these conditions are treatment resistant. They fail to respond to traditional treatments and suffer long term disabilities.  This 2-day immersion course will identify and provide a framework for understanding the various types of depression and somatic symptom presentations  and demonstrate psychodiagnostic and treatment processes. This course offers rich video illustrations from actual psychotherapy sessions across the spectrum of patients with this condition including those with comorbid somatic symptom, anxiety and dissociative disorders.

For further information and to register, email ISTDP Nederland: [email protected]


March 2020

Treating Medically Unexplained Symptoms with ISTDP
Andrew Sims Centre, Leeds
Facilitator: Dr Sharon Lewis
5 March 2020
Booking and info here:
June 2020

Treating Anxiety with ISTDP
Facilitator:  Dr Sharon Lewis
Andrew Sims Centre, Leeds
12 June 2020
Booking and info here:
September 2020

New 1-year programme starting: Foundation Skills in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy

Details and registration form here: or email [email protected] for more information