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Foundations of ISTDP: A Focus on Treating Functional/Somatic Symptoms

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Hawthorn Library

Room 2 - Peppercorn Room

584 Glenferrie Road

Hawthorn, VIC 3122

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This workshop will have a special focus on understanding and treating patients who present to health services with functional/somatic complaints. These patients may have undergone extensive medical investigations that were unable to reveal a medical cause to their problem, but may continue to present for medical treatment without any benefit.

Of the many types of functional/somatic presentations to health professionals, people regularly present with stomach/digestive issues for which no medical cause is found. Researchers have found that abnormal eating behaviours may play a more direct role in the disturbed physiology (both sensation and motility) of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and hence the pathogenesis of certain functional GI disorders. Of these, postprandial distress syndrome and IBS have been found to be the two most common complaints. Many of these people may also have a diagnosed or undiagnosed eating disorder.

Underlying many of the medical problems for these patients, clinicians often uncover a history of trauma, often beginning in the early developmental phase of life. This group of patients may be better suited to a psychological treatment such as ISTDP, rather than medical/surgical procedures.

In this workshop, the principles, metapsychology, and techniques of ISTDP will be presented. Demonstrations of useful techniques to help increase the effectiveness of your work will be provided with extensive use of video recorded material of actual therapy sessions with clients.

By the end of this workshop you will learn about:

  • The ISTDP model and how to identify, assess and treat patients
  • How to recognise the type and quality of defences in patients
  • How to determine the level of anxiety tolerance each patient has, and
  • How to improve each patient’s capacity to want to deal with their emotional problems

This workshop is open to registered mental health professionals only or those completing their postgraduate studies in an allied health profession under the requirements for registration with AHPRA.

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Hawthorn Library

Room 2 - Peppercorn Room

584 Glenferrie Road

Hawthorn, VIC 3122

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