The Western Branch Scientific Program is pleased to announce that there will be an additional scientific meeting for 2015 to be held on June 20, 2015.
Judith Felman, a psychoanalyst and specialist in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy will be visiting Vancouver between June 7 and July 20. She has offered to present the model as a courtesy to our branch.
Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (D.I.T.) is a brief, 16 sessions therapy model developed in recent years by a team of renowned psychoanalysts at the Anna Freud Centre and the Tavistock Clinic: Peter Fonagy, Alessandra Lemma & Mary Target (2011). The approach is aimed at treating people presenting with mild to moderate depression and anxiety. The model is psychodynamic in nature. It aims to elucidate the patient’s object relationships, as they come to be expressed through the interpersonal narratives brought to the session, including the transference relationship. Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy encourages exploration of current and past relationships within a structured setting. This model also borrows elements from other, more cognitive therapeutic approaches, in particular in the supportive structure it provides and in the use of mentalisation as a technique to enable and develop the patient’s curiosity in exploring his mind.
This model offers alternatives for people within the medical organizations who are faced with the need to offer short term therapies. We hope you will find this useful in your many occupations within the medical system and also in your private practices.
Please see the attached flyer for additional information.
WB Scientific Program Committee