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Day Two - Webinar on the Treatment of Syntonic Defenses in Davanloo’s ISTDP

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 5.75 CE hours.

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

 

Presenter

John Hans Rathauser, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with over 35 years of clinical experience. Following completion of his doctorate in clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology – Los Angeles, his postdoctoral experiences began with a five-year period of training at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health in New York. In 1994 John Rathauser entered into training with Habib Davanloo, M.D. in Montreal, Canada, spending eight years in Dr. Davanloo’s Core Training Group. From 2002-2016 he continued to attend annual weeklong metapscyhology conferences, which Dr. Davanloo held in Montreal, Canada. John Rathauser’s private practice in Kendall Park, N.J. is largely devoted to the practice of Davanloo’s Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (IS-TDP), as well as providing training to mental health practitioners, which is additionally offered in Los Angeles based core training programs in IS-TDP as well as online monthly training sessions. He has given numerous presentations on IS-TDP nationally and internationally and is a supervisor for the International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association (IEDTA). At this time he is engaged in co-writing two books on IS-TDP with Mikkel Reher-Langberg entitled Fundamentals of Davanloo’s ISTDP, and The Clinical Application of Davanloo’s ISTDP. Contact John at johnrathauser@comcast.net.

Jonathan Entis, PhD, is a psychologist in private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is licensed in both Massachusetts and New York. He is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, where for the past three years he has taught and supervised in ISTDP. He presented at the IEDTA international conference in Boston in 2019. He completed a 3-year core training in ISTDP with Patricia Coughlin and has been in weekly supervision with both Patricia Coughlin, PhD and John Rathauser, PhD. Contact Jonathan at drjonathanentis@gmail.com.

 

Target Audience:

Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors. - Beginning/Introductory Course Level

 

Course Objectives:

Day One:

Participants will be able to describe key elements of the metapsychology of Davanloo’s ISTDP

Participants will be able to list the 7 stages of the Central Dynamic Sequence

Participants will be able to explain clinical aspects of multidimensional structural change

Participants will be able to explain the concept of syntonicity

 

Day Two:

Participants will be able to explain the concepts of defiance

Participants will be able to list behaviors often associated with defiance

Participants will be able to explain the concepts of compliance

Participants will be able to list behaviors often associated with compliance

Participants will be able to explain Davanloo’s concept of deactivation of defiance

Participants will be able to explain Davanloo’s concept of deactivation of the transference

 

Agenda

Feb 5, 2021

11:00am-12:00pm Didactic presentation on the metapsychology of D-ISTDP and the central dynamic sequence

12:00-12:15 Break

12:15-1:30 Didactic presentation on Syntonic Defenses

1:30-1:45 Break

1:45-2:45 Clinical Case Presentation

2:45-3:45 Lunch

3:45- 4:45 pm Clinical Case Presentation

4:45-5:00 Break

5:00-6:00 Clinical Case Presentation

6:00-6:30 Q & A

 

February 6, 2021

11:00am -12:00pm Didactic Presentation on Defiance/Compliance and Their Interrelationship with Syntonic Defenses 

12:00-12:15 Break

12:15-1:30 Clinical Case Presentation

1:30-1:45 Break

1:45-2:45 Clinical Case Presentation

2:45-3:45 Lunch

3:45- 4:45 pm Clinical Case Presentation

4:45-5:00 Break

5:00-6:00 Clinical Case Presentation

6:00-6:30 Q & A