Psychotherapy Videos on DVDs

Three DVD sets are available:
NEW: Treatment Resistance: The Addict who had “no problem”
Restructuring Projection in a Borderline Patient
Treatment of the Fragile Patient

Special offer: Buy all three DVD’s for a combined price of $370, an $80 savings


Treatment Resistance: The Addict who had “no problem”

 Instructional Video Bundle


Have you ever worked with a client who claimed he had no problem, needed no help, and was there only because he was referred? Have you ever wondered how to work with denial and projection in a treatment resistant patient? This DVD package will show you two initial sessions where a treatment resistant patient lets go of his denial and projection, joining the therapist in a collaborative therapeutic alliance.


This DVD package of the first two sessions of treatment will show you how to:

  • Deactivate projection and denial
  • Develop consensus on the problem
  • Develop consensus on the therapeutic task
  • Help the patient let go of destructive defenses
  • Convert a treatment resistant patient into a collaborator

These DVDs will show you what to do and what to say. The CD contains a complete analyzed transcript showing you how to assess the client’s responses to offer interventions precisely targeted to his need. This is real therapy with a real client showing real results. Includes:

  • Subtitled 3-hour initial session video recording
  • Subtitled 1-hour second session video recording
  • CD with complete transcript and line-by-line in-depth analysis of patient responses and therapist assessment

Subject Matter

These videos show the first two sessions with a recovering drug addict. He maintained initially that he had no problem, was there only because other people thought he should be there, and thought everything in his life was “fine.” The videos show moment by moment how to address the defenses that otherwise would prevent any treatment relationship from developing. $150 for the entire set.


Restructuring Projection in a Borderline Patient: Instructional Video Bundle


In this first ever psychotherapy video bundle to focus on projection, therapists will sit in on treatment and learn moment-by-moment how to overcome projection. Includes:

  • Subtitled 2-hour initial session video recording
  • Teaching video on projection
  • CD with complete transcript and line-by-line in-depth analysis of patient responses and therapist assessment

Subject Matter

This is an initial session with a recovering drug addict. The patient has a criminal history, was formerly homeless and was on anti-psychotic medication at the time of the interview.


Through the course of the interview, you will learn how to:

  • Identify projections
  • Restructure projections
  • Increase the patient’s reality testing
  • Develop an internal focus with a patient who has an external focus.

The case will illustrate the use of cognitive and experiential restructuring of projection so the patient can have a therapeutic alliance with the therapist rather than a misalliance with a projection. $150 for the entire set.


Treatment of the Fragile Patient

This three DVD set of psychotherapy videos features an initial two hour session with a fragile patient who had failed in fourteen previous therapies.  You will see how Jon Frederickson assesses and regulates the patient’s anxiety, restructures projections, turns the patient against his defenses, and mobilizes a therapeutic alliance. The psychotherapy video package includes the entire video with subtitles, a CD with the complete transcript and in-depth analysis, and a training DVD on the basic principles of working with fragile patients.
$149.99 for the set

30 thoughts on “Psychotherapy Videos on DVDs

  1. marie elgqvist

    I am intrested in purchasing this vidio on projection but I would very much like to see a preview of it to give me an idea what it contains sincerely Marie E

      1. Jon Frederickson

        I wish I could show a clip, but for confidentiality reasons I can’t show a video on the website, only on a dvd that is going to a mental health professional for training purposes. Thanks for your interest.

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  2. Peter Lilliengren

    I´ve just finished watching the new DVD on restructuring projection and I think it´s an amazing learning tool! Actually, I think the benefits listed above are grossly understated – besides skillful handling of projection, you learn how to assess anxiety and build self-observing capacity, block different repressive, regressive and tactical defenses, kept a tight focus on inviting feeling (pressure), use portrayal, recapping, clarify the therapeutic task, and much, much more! Thanks for making these videos available!

  3. Fallynn C. Cox

    Wow, I just love Jon’s training. I own “Treatment of the Fragile Patient” and I cannot wait to buy his other dvd set. Jon is very clear, concise, gentle, and persistent in his approach. I have watched this dvd twice and it is so helpful in reinforcing the work I am doing and staying the course! I often get so far ahead of my patient and Jon is an expert at staying with his patient. It is a great learning dvd that can be watched repeatedly. Jon does stop and TEACHES as the dvd progresses. Excellent! Do not hesitate to buy, this is great. Thank-you

  4. Allan E. Larsen

    I absolutely agree with Peter and Fallynn’s comments. I have known Jon for a number of years, and always felt energized and enlightened after watching his work.

    I got both DVD’s, and they are a goldmine! Jon’s is extremely skillful and emphatic, and helps the patients achieve emotional healing and insight in a fast, efficient, and careful manner. And the good news is that, in addition to Jon’s very sympathetic and emphatic way of being, he utilizes skills that are possible to learn for most students of ISTDP, provided one is willing to do the work it takes.

    I am sure the videos will be a very useful tool for students of ISTDP, and benefit the patients we are trying to help break free from years of unnecessary suffering.

    Allan E. Larsen
    Clinical psychologist
    President, Danish Society for ISTDP

  5. Jeremy Bartz, Ph.D.

    I have watched the DVD on “Restructuring Projections of the Borderline Patient” three times now and I still learn new things every time. If I had to rank all of the training materials that I have ever purchased I would make “Co-Creating Change” #1 and this DVD would be #2. You really should purchase them together. The book stands on its own and teaches the nuts and bolts of ISTDP. But the DVD really brings the book to life. I agree with an earlier comment that it goes beyond restructuring projections and actually shows how to do portrayal with several past offenders. The transcripts are full of helpful educational points. I could go on and on, but suffice it to say that this DVD is remarkable. Take advantage of it now!

  6. Jeremy Bartz, Ph.D.

    I watched the DVD on Treatment of the Fragile Patient a few days ago and it was very helpful to see how this approach changes when applied to fragile patients. I was surprised by how much Jon slows down the process when working with this type of patient . It seemed almost uncomfortably slow at first. Interesting the day after watching this DVD I found myself sitting across from a patient who had returned to therapy after a few months of being away. In the past all of my attempts (including some ISTDP techniques) to help him connect with his feelings had fallen flat. This time as he was talking I noticed the resemblance between him and the “fragile” patient that Jon was working with so I took a very similar approach with him and we finally started to penetrate through to his feelings. At first he was not aware of any physical manifestations of his sadness, not even the tears welling up in his eyes. By the end he was readily noticing his eyes misting up and tears started to flow. I would have never had thought to pace things in this way had I not seen Jon model it. Now I realize that in the past, I was getting ahead of the process with this type of patient. I am very grateful to have had the chance to see this example of gentle, persistent, guidance with a fragile patient!

  7. Henri Labelle Social Worker and Psychotherapist

    I am currently reading Co-Creating Change and I find it very usefull. I also like the fact that it’s written by a social worker. I think we, social workers, have a different perspective when it comes to psychotherapy. I also read a few books from Habib Davanloo.

    Do you consider that there are a lot of changes since Davanloo’s theories ?
    Sorry for my bad english, I usually speak french.

    Thanks for this book, I will be ordering the DVD sets when I’ll finish my reading.

    Henri Labelle

    1. Jon Frederickson

      Thanks Henri. I don’t see many changes in Davanloo’s theories. It’s just that his earlier books outlined the standard format of ISTDP designed for highly resistant patients who use isolation of affect as their main system of resistance. In addition, we have the graded format which has different forms for fragile, severely fragile, and highly resistant with repression patients. His earlier books, limited by space, could not go into the fuller complexity of the model. As a result, it could appear as if the theory has changed. I’m glad you are enjoying my book. Hopefully, it helps you understand and appreciate the complexity of this model. My next book will focus in more detail on highly resistant patients so that these patterns of resistance and their treatment can become even clearer for clinicians. Thanks for your interest! Jon

  8. Diane Anderson, MA RCC, Calgary Canada Western Canada Institute for ISTDP

    I am Reagan International Airport in Washington DC, having just attended the IEDTA’S (International Association of Experiential Dynamic Therapies Association) biennial conference! I couldn’t wait to get online and purchase The Many Who Had No Problem DVD. Jon presented a portion of this case (about 60 mins of video) at the conference received a standing ovation–and with good reason! After three days of exciting presentations from a variety of EDT therapists from around the world, the conference concluded with this “show-stopper!” This case is incredibly useful showing the need for therapists to accurately identify the defences of denial, projection, devaluation, helplessness, grandiosity, and passivity (which were erected extremely rapid-fire and repeatedly– e.g., 4 in the first 20 seconds!–with this person) and how not to lose focus or patience with such a client –which could be so easy to do if you didn’t understand the necessity to erect such defences as a result of severe attachment trauma. Jon demonstrates the need for the therapist to have a deep understanding of what is REALLY happening in order to: not get (unconsciously) coerced into the projection, not become the active agent in the therapeutic dyad, have the patient’s will and curiosity about himself mobilized, not devalue or reject the client out of our own frustration and helplessness. As always, Jon helps us (therapists) understand the how’s and why’s of these defences via moment-by-moment analysis of the case and how to effectively work with them. His summary to the patient about what Jon observes allows the patient to become an active participant to the therapy and curious about his emotional self. The heartfelt connection that develops in the two partial sessions I saw, brought tears to my eyes: the sadness the patient taps into as he realizes how his facade, albeit necessary for survival, has kept his true self hidden from all people and himself. To see his enthusiasm to attend another session made me so inspired to continue this work–even with the most challenging of patients. This work is truly remarkable! It is absolutely helpful for beginner and seasoned therapist alike. Bravo Jon and thank you for all you do for your clients, your students, your colleagues (to help us become more skilled and compassionate–for our clients’ sakes and for our own!) We’re really fortunate to have you creating ways to make this learning more and more accessible to more of us!! I’ll see “you” in my mailbox shortly!

  9. Maryam. payandeh


    I’m currently a psychology PhD candidate , doing my first year studies. In parallel, I have started being a therapist since mid 2014. Also, I am under supervision of Dr. Nima Ghorbani for ISTDP.

    I would like to know if these DVD sets are suitable for me? Or you suggest any other your works to start with?

    1. Jon Frederickson

      These DVDs would be very helpful to you since they include not just a subtitled DVD of the session but a complete transcript of the session with a complete analysis, showing why I intervened when I did and why I used the intervention I did. You may not be able to get this DVD if you are currently in Iran. However, I will bring DVDs for sale when I present in Dubai in August. Contact for more information.

    2. Jon Frederickson

      These DVDs can be extremely helpful because they come not only with the subtitled video, but also a complete transcript analyzed in detail so you can go back and analyze and understand the video and the process in great detail. All the beginning students I’ve know who saw the videos found them extremely helpful

  10. Ali

    I am a clinical psychologist, who is involved in learning ISTDP, in Iran. Due to some limitations for Iranians, i am not able to pay amount to outside of Iran. Is there any possibility to me to buy the Jon’s DVD?
    Please Feel free to contact me for more information.

    1. Jon Frederickson

      I’m so sorry! We have the same problem with people from Lebanon who are unable to complete internet orders due to international laws and security concerns. We don’t have any way around this right now, except to hope that international relations will improve soon so that it is easier for you to order videos and for us to send them.

  11. Hosting

    Each title also features an interview in which the therapist discusses the approach taken in the session as well as reactions and thoughts on how the session went. Each video or DVD features a 40- to 50-minute therapy session, with an introductory and closing interview with the therapist.

  12. Danilo Romero

    Hi! I am a student of Clinical Psychology in Sweden. Last autumn I was at one of Jon´s lectures in Stockholm and I was deeply impressed by his work – how he tailored the treatment, from moment to moment, according to the needs of the patient. I am having my internship this semester, conducting Exposure and Response Prevention for patients with OCD, at Karolinska Hospital. Without diminishing the methodological, not to say theoretical differences between Behavior Therapy and ISTDP, I think the interventions of ISTDP could be of great use in the ERP-sessions. Not least because experimental research has shed light on the importance of affect labeling in order to improve ERP (Craske, 2012). My question is – which dvd would suit best to learn and try out the basics of ISTDP?

    1. Jon Frederickson

      You’re so right that this could be a good fit! After all, all good behavior therapy and ISTDP involves helping the patient shift from harmful behaviors to helpful behaviors. The best introductory DVD I have so far is the one on “The Fragile Patient.” The DVD is accompanied by a CD with the complete transcript analyzed in detail. And there is another DVD where I teach about how to work with fragile patients. Since is a good place to start since OCD patients usually have quite unregulated anxiety that has not been thoroughly assessed. I would also recommend you get my book, Co-Creating Change: effective dynamic therapy techniques, which has a good section in the beginning on how to proceed and an excellent chapter on anxiety that will really help you help your patients. Let me know how it goes!

  13. José M

    Hello, I’m a Psychology practitioner from CUT University. I was very impressed with the Youtube videos, found them very helpful, and am interested in buying the DVD sets, but I have some questions:

    Are the DVD sets still available?
    Will I get a download link or password after payment for immediate access to the material, or do I have to wait for the physical DVDs to arrive?
    Will the payment link redirect me in order to fill out my address?
    Do I need to get a copy of my University I.D. to buy these?


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