Month: September 2016

  • Is it always anger?

      “Hello Jon! I just finished course 2 of your skill-building audio exercises, which was a real breakthrough for me professionally. The principle of shifting focus to the patient’s feeling towards me when resistance comes up in the therapeutic relationship was not a principle that was clear to me in the literature of ISTDP! I…

  • Is anger the only feeling you focus on?

    “I have a novice ISTDP question if that’s ok. When asking a patient about his/her feeling toward someone, is anger the only option? Of the handful of major emotions, anger seems to be the only one you can feel toward a person.” Thanks for asking this question. If someone’s child has died of an incurable…