Month: August 2014

  • 10 Most Common pitfalls in ISTDP

    What are the most common mistakes in ISTDP? Thanks to Jeremy for this question. 1. Failure to get the patient to declare an internal emotional problem to work on. Th: What is the patient you would like me to help you with? Pt: My wife thinks I have problems with intimacy. Th: That may be…

  • Love Addiction or Addiction to Denial?

    I have a patient who wants me to help him move on and put the object of his addiction (his ex-girlfriend) on the shelf. When he holds on to her, I ask about the consequences. He says they are negative. I point out that he puts his life on hold waiting for her, letting his…