Workshops and Seminars


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Weekly Event

Tuesdays, 11am-3pm
Harvard Medical School Dynamic Psychotherapy Research Group
Watch and code audio-visual video segments of psychotherapy sessions with Kristin Osborn
Tuesday, 11am-3pm
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APT-Core Training

Core Training is a three-year program of Affect Phobia Therapy that is offered in Boston, London and Stockholm. The course complies with the IEDTA requirements for advanced training and is sponsored by the APA. It emphasizes experiential, hands-on learning. On completion of the full three-year course and passing the final exam, you will become a Certified-APT Therapist (Certified APT-Therapist Criteria). Trainees can also apply for a one or two years’ training. Training is spread out over four three-day weekends per year. Kristin Osborn, APT-Trainer and APT-Supervisor, leads the trainings.

Each block of training is made up of 50% theoretical and clinical instruction and 50% supervision. Trainees are taught to identify Affect Phobias, use Malan’s triangle of conflict and triangle of person, differentiate between adaptive and maladaptive feelings, create a core conflict formulation in collaboration with the patient, and regulate anxiety and confront defenses. As these objectives are mastered, more advanced elements of the model are introduced. Research is an integral part of this program and students are trained to use the Achievement of Therapeutic Objectives Scale (ATOS) to code their own therapy sessions and master therapist sessions. Trainees are required to videotape and present their own work for supervision (transcribing and subtitling in English if the session is in another language).

Applicants are required to provide a curriculum vitae (résumé) detailing their work as a therapist, and a statement of interest (motivation letter) demonstrating motivation for working with an Experiential-Dynamic approach.


Boston Trainings

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London Trainings

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Stockholm Trainings

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Amsterdam Trainings

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Past Trainings, Workshops and Seminars

June 1, 2015
Using APT with Adolescents (closed) – with Ronete Cohen
Coventry University, Coventry, England

June 20, 2015
SEPI Conference
Baltimore, MD USA

18-21 June 2015: SEPI Conference, Baltimore, MD, USA – There will be two APT events at the next SEPI Conference: How to Resolve Self-Attacking Behaviors from Two Experiential Dynamic Approaches: Davanloo`s Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy and Affect Phobia Therapy (Kristin Osborn Workshop), and Online Supervision: The basics (Kristin Osborn presentation).

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