#459 – Reaching Through The Resistance in Psychotherapy with Allan Abbass MD

Alan Abbass

Allan Abbass M.D. is professor, psychiatrist, and founding Director of the Centre for Emotions and Health at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. He published his first book, Reaching through Resistance: Advanced Psychotherapy Skills, in 2015.

His clinical specialty and research focus is the use of Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP). His work centers on the use of emotion-focused psychotherapy to heal medically unexplained physical symptoms. In addition, he has developed psychotherapy training programs in ISTDP. He has also published clinical trials on the effectiveness of ISTDP and meta-analyses on the effectiveness of ISTDP.

Dr. Abbass is an Elected Member of the Royal Society of Medicine. In 2001, he was awarded The Association of Chairs of Psychiatry of Canada Education Award for Excellence in Education. In 2013, he received the Douglas Utting Award in Montreal, Canada, in the “Canadian Providing Outstanding Contributions” category, for the recognition and treatment of depression.

Dr. Abbass has also published on the use of videotape and videoconference for training in short term psychotherapy and has facilitated the development of ISTDP training programs internationally.

He is an advisory board member on the American Psychological Association’s Unified Psychotherapy project, and is on the scientific committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

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One Comment

  1. Susi Khosla
    Posted June 13, 2015 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    Fabulous interview!! Very informative and inspiring!!