New Training Groups Forming in the US, Europe & Australia in 2015 – with Dr Patricia Coughlin


We are pleased to announce a host of new training groups forming in the US, Europe & Australia in 2015 – with Dr Patricia Coughlin.

  • Albany, New York: January 15-17; April 16-18; July 23-25 and October 15-17, 2015
  • Copenhagen, Denmark: March 12-14; May 31-June2; September 10-12; and December 3-5
  • Advanced Clinical training in London, England: March 10-12 and September 6-8
  • Advanced Clinical training in Copenhagen, Denmark: March 16-18 and September 14-16
  • Advanced training for teachers and supervisors: Albany, NY: April 20-24 and October 20-24

Email Dr. Coughlin directly at for more information about the above training opportunities or visit Patricia’s wesbite for more details

New Core Training in Italy, with Allan Abbass & Jon Frederickson

We are pleased to announce a new core training in Tuscany with Allan Abbass, MD, FRCPC and Jon Frederickson, MSW starting in October 2014.

The core training will consist of a four-day immersion with Allan and two three-day trainings (including supervision) with Jon every year for three years. In addition, Allan will also provide remote individual supervision for each participant which the whole group can watch.

The training is open to psychiatrists, psychologists, and psychotherapists interested in ISTDP and will be conducted in Florence and at a private villa in Tuscany. Everyone is invited to the Immersion with Allan Abbass in May, 2015. Please consider joining us then even if you do not sign up for the three-year core training.


  • First session with Jon Frederickson:  October 14-16, 2014
  • Second session with Jon: Spring 2015 – Date TBD
  • Four Day Immersion with Allan Abbass in Florence:  May 12-15, 2015

Please contact either Darylle Monnington , or Kevin Campbell if you are interested.

Core Training with Dr Patricia Coughlin… coming to London in 2015!

Are you interested in completing ISTDP Core Training, right here in the UK?

If so, Dr Patricia Coughlin is starting a London based group in 2015, to meet the growing UK demand for such training. For those that experienced the teaching of Dr Coughlin at our recent UK Conference, you will appreciate the opportunity this presents – inspirational teaching and coaching from a recognised leader in the field of ISTDP.

To express your interest, please contact Dr Patricia Coughlin directly on

Be sure to secure your place soon to avoid any disappointment.

ISTDP Conference Success!

22-23 May 2014 – 2 day conference, Nottingham UK


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Overwhelmingly positive feedback from our enthusiastic delegates – summary below:

Great, Positive Feedback

Dr Patricia Coughlin Ph.D. presented a 2 day master class outlining a clinically and cost effective method for facilitating deep emotional change.

This method aims to help patients regulate anxiety and abandon maladaptive defences in order to promote healing and lasting change.

Dr Coughlin made use of video recorded material to illustrate how this method can be applied to a broad range of mental health problems. She also presented the growing evidence base for this approach, which includes RCTs, a Cochrane review and a number of meta-­‐analyses for a variety of mental health diagnoses.

Learning Objectives were:

  • How to create and maintain a collaborative alliance
  • How to use response to intervention as the primary diagnostic tool
  • Assessing and regulating anxiety to build capacity
  • Facilitating multiple levels of emotional activation
  • Unlocking the emotional unconscious and rewiring implicit memories
  • Promoting profound moments of meeting, the emergence of the true self and the development of secure, authentic attachments

Download or view the conference poster here: Conference Poster 2014

Resources from the conference are posted here

An Invitation and Overview from Dr Patricia Coughlin: