Month: December 2013

  • What do we know and what do we not know?

    In response to a recent post, Timothy proposed the following ideas about a woman who was angry that a boyfriend who habitually did not pay back his loans to her, once again did not pay back a loan. Timothy proposes: “The reason that she is hiding her true concerns from the therapist is that she […]

  • Neutrality? Does it have a role in ISTDP?

    “I was just reading a book on transference-focused therapy and their description of “technical neutrality” and came to think how differently I would approach certain situations in therapy now that I´m trying to do ISTDP. Of course neutrality (as well as abstinence) is a debated concept within psychoanalysis and psychodynamic therapy but I believe I´ve […]