John Rathauser, Ph.D. and Jonathan Entis, Ph.D., will be leading a 2-day webinar on working with syntonic defenses, or defenses with which the patient is highly identified.
Patients with syntonic defenses present unique challenges. These resistances are invisible to patients and at times the therapist. Failure to recognize and work through syntonicity can result in confusion, misalliance, and lack of integration of the fundamental principles of the therapeutic endeavor. A full understanding of how syntonic defenses operate and how to approach them therapeutically is a requisite for mastery of Davanloo’s ISTDP.
In this 2-day webinar, we will cover key tenets of how to identify syntonic defenses and how to work with them. We will present a comprehensive overview of syntonic defenses, with particular focus on the hidden defenses of defiance and compliance. These two defenses are prevalent in nearly all patients with early developmental trauma, and are often at the root of therapeutic impasse. This training aims to equip participants with the tools to better recognize these phenomena and effectively address them.
This webinar offers 11.5 CE hours.
There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.