ISTDP In the News

CBC News (2021)

The Globe and Mail (2018)

Recommended Books

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Emotion-Focused Workbook: A Guide to Compassionate Self-Reflection by Bridget Quebodeaux

The Lies We Tell Ourselves: How to Face the Truth, Accept Yourself, and Create a Better Life by Jon Frederickson

Living Like You Mean It: Use the Wisdom and Power of Your Emotions to Get the Life You Really Want by Ronald J. Frederick

Loving Like You Mean It: Use the Power of Emotional Mindfulness to Transform Your Relationships by Ronald J. Frederick

It’s Not Always Depression: Working the Change Triangle to Listen to the Body, Discover Core Emotions and Connect to Your Authentic Self by Hilary Jacobs Hendell

Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life by Susan David 

Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find – and Keep – Love by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller

Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship by Stan Tatkin

The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine Aron

The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions by Christopher Germer and Sharon Salzberg

The Undervalued Self: Restore Your Love/Power Balance, Transform the Inner Voice that Holds You Back and Find Your True Self Worth by Elaine Aron

Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation by Daniel J. Siegel

Reinventing Your Life: The Breakthrough Program to End Negative Behavior and Feel Great Again by Jeffrey Young, Janet Klosko and Aaron Beck

Research on Psychodynamic Therapy and ISTDP

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Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) Offers Unique Procedures for Acceptance of Emotion and May Contribute to the Process-based Therapy Movement by N. Toma and A. Abbass (2022) Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, Vol 25, 106-114.

A Randomised Controlled Trial of Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy for Treatment Tesistant Depression: the Halifax Depression Study by Joel M. Town et al. (2017) Journal of Affective Disorders, Vol 214, 15-25.

The Centre for Emotions and Health – various research papers

The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy by Jonathan Shedler. (2010) American Psychologist, Vol. 65, No. 2, 98-109.

Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Outcome Research by Allan Abbass et al. (2012) Harvard Review of Psychiatry, Vol 20, No. 2, 97-108.

Links to Websites and Free Resources

Information on Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)

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