This book evolved from the First International Meeting of the Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy Association on intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy. It will help readers to make use of the conscious working alliance with the patient to increase the unconscious part of the working alliance.
Chapter 1 - Davanloo’s ISTDP, psychoneurosis, and the importance of attachment trauma
Chapter 2 - The neurobiological regulation of emotion and anxiety
Chapter 3 - Emotion regulation and the role of defences
Chapter 4 - Assessment of a patient’s anxiety
Chapter 5 - Resistance, transference, ego-adaptive capacity and multifoci core neurotic structure
Chapter 6 - Observational learning and teaching our patients to overcome their problems
Chapter 7 - The road to the patient’s unconscious and the working alliance
Chapter 8 - The independent variables: ISTDP techniques to change red traffic lights into green
Chapter 9 - An intial interview with a transport-phobic patient
Chapter 10 - Steps on the roadmap to the unconscious and its application to patients suffering from depressive disorders
Chapter 11 - Steps on the road to the unconscious and its application to patients with somatization
Chapter 12 - Steps on the road to the unconscious in a patient with transference resistance
Chapter 13 - Exiting the roadmap to the unconscious in the phase of termination.