Month: July 2018

  • ISTDP with DID?

    “How would you work within an ISTDP framework with someone who has a diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder and who switches during sessions into very distinct ego states?” Thanks to Anne for a fascinating question! First of all, the term dissociation is often used so widely for so many phenomena that it has lost its…

  • How can I keep from being boring by focusing on feelings?

    I am a beginning therapist in ISTDP with a question that is probably due to my lack of experience with the approach. When I’m with patients, I can’t stop worrying about how they might find my sessions repetitive as I keep working with their feelings, anxiety, and defenses every session, starting from revealing the feeling,…