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An article on ISTDP for Medically Unexplained Symptoms that highlights how ISTDP integrates theories of cause with powerful theories of change. It includes a summary of some of the impressive emerging research in this area and a case vignette illustration.

Archives of Medical Psychology


An examination of sexual abuse by parental figures.

  • Shengold, L. (1979) Child Abuse and Deprivation Soul Murder. Journal of American Psychoanalysis Association, 27: 533-559

The Boston Change Process Study Group outlines the relational and affectively charged ‘moments of meeting’ that are mutative in psychodynamic therapy. Applicable to APT and other dynamic therapies. 

  • Stern et. al. (1998) Non-Interpretive Mechanisms in Psychoanalytic Therapy: The ‘Something More’ Than Interpretation. The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 79: 903-921

A must read on how to protect your clients identify before you ship a case study to the publisher.


  • Coughlin, P., (2016) Maximizing Effectiveness in Psychotherapy, Routledge.
  • Grant, A. (2014) Give & Take: Why Helping Others Drives our Success, Penguin Books.
  • Maroda,K. (2010), Psychodynamic Techniques: Working with Emotion in the Therapeutic Relationship; Guilford Press.
  • Panksepp, Jaak (2010), Affective neuroscience of the emotional BrainMind: evolutionary perspectives and implications for understanding depression, Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience. 2010 Dec; 12(4): 533-545 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3181986/
  • Panksepp, Jaak (2013), The Archeaology of the Mind, W.W. Norton & Company.
  • Sandler, S. (2016) Tea with Freud: An Imaginary Conversation about How Psychotherapy Really Works, Dog Ear Publishing.
  • Sapolsky, R. (1994)., Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers: The acclaimed guide to Stress, Stress-related disorders and coping, St. Martin’s Press, New York, New York.
  • Van Der Kolk, B (2012) The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, Viking Press.

A talk by Dr. Gabor, author of When the Body Says No,  on the mind-body connection as it relates to auto-immune disease. 

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