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Brief Psychodynamic Therapy - Applying Time-limited Dynamic Therapy (BPD) in an Integrated Practice

Event Details
Date: 27th Nov 2019
Venue: Melbourne, Vic
CPD hrs: 7

Standard fee $288

Student and new graduate rates available

Organiser: The Professional Development People
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As there has been a significant increase in demand for mental health services and a requirement for economical ‘less is more treatment approaches’, skills in brief, focused therapies are becoming necessary. With Psychodynamic Therapy noted for its emphasis on the unconscious, transferences, childhood patterns, and defence mechanisms, one might wonder how it could be adapted to be an effective brief therapy.

Yet, Brief Psychodynamic Therapy (TLDP) is proving to be an important adjunct to any integrated practitioner’s armory. This workshop is an opportunity to understand and enjoy its historical and theoretical development, methods, and applications. Course participants will learn the criteria to differentiate between those clients who will and will not benefit from Brief Psychodynamic Therapy and to make an informed assessment and diagnosis that guides the focus of the TLDP. Participants will also become acquainted with the beginning, middle, and end phases of this form of therapy and the requirements and role of the therapist in each phase. Included will be the various options available at the end of therapy such as onward referral, continuing, ending etc., and considerations as to which is most suitable for each client.In addition to case studies, participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups to make an assessment. In order to maximize active learning, groups will formulate questions and goals for the ‘client’ (portrayed by the presenter, based on case material), and feedback will be provided by the presenter and course participants.

Learning objectives

  • Be able to differentiate between long and brief psychodynamic therapy.
  • Know some of the historical development and current approaches to TLDP.
  • Discern which clients are appropriate/inappropriate for TLDP.
  • Be clear about the role and skills of the TLDP.
  • Understand the meaning and usefulness of Transference and Countertransference.
  • Develop the capability to stay focused on goals and modify the therapeutic approach so as to provide competent brevity.
  • Develop a familiarity of the three phases of the TLDP process.

Learning outcomes

How will you benefit from attending this training?

  • Develop a greater understanding of Psychodynamic work generally.
  • Learn how to maintain depth in therapy work with clients’ when session numbers are limited.
  • Begin to integrate psychodynamic concepts with your current approaches while working on clients’ interpersonal goals.

Presenter details

Dr Ari Badaines trained as a clinical psychologist in the USA and received a post-doctoral National Institute of Mental Health fellowship in Washington, DC. Ari has been a consultant to numerous organisations including Relate in the UK, Richmond Fellowship and Youth-in-Search in Australia. He has taught at various universities in the USA, UK, and Australia including ACU and ACAP in Sydney and has also has led workshops in over twenty countries. Ari has been in private practice for over 45 years. The main theoretical orientation of his training was psychodynamic psychotherapy, and he had many years of supervised, clinical practice, including a one year predoctoral internship at a psycho-analytic training institute in New York. As the demands for therapy grew, the ‘payer’ (governments, insurance companies, clients) demanded more parsimonious approaches, Ari undertook trainings to develop the skills for TLDP. He currently maintains a private practice in Sydney, consults to treatment organisations and supervises other therapists; he is a popular presenter for PDP and runs trainings in the UK and Europe twice a year.

Location and date

Mantra on Russell
222 Russell Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

27 November 2019

9:15am - 4:30pm


Standard fee $288

The event is fully catered and all resources are provided

Students and new graduates may apply to attend at a discount apply here

Registration Details

Register online by clicking here

Ph: 1300 887 622

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