The Attachment Based/Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (AB/IS-TDP) has a very intensive nature. Traditionally the model for psychotherapy is 50 minute sessions once a week. While this may be a tradition in psychotherapy and allow for therapists to see more patients in a day, my experience is to have seen patients who have been in therapy indefinitely… which in my opinion is not the optimal approach for all patients.
They are often very surprised they are experiencing better mental and physical health in a short period of time as a result of our work together.
My work has been proven to be more effective and give quicker and more lasting results using 90 minute and 120 minute sessions.
If you do not live in the Vancouver area, AB/IS-TDP can be very effective in a block format. In this case we would discuss arranging for a block of therapy that would occurr during a series of visits to Vancouver. For example, the first sessions might consist of 2 or 3 days of 120 minute sessions on each day. After that contact we would decide when another block therapy session could occur in the near future.
These arrangements would be based on the progress and outcome of the initial trial therapy sessions.
To learn more about AD/IS-TDP consider these resources:
- Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (Wikipedia)
- Southern California Society for ISTDP
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