Significant number of people with brain injury presents to mainstream mental health services including emergency setting, community care, inpatient and forensic setting. Their presentations can be at times challenging to manage, difficult to understand, and appropriate assessment and interventions may not be easily accessible. Better understanding and awareness among clinicians can help to improve the management of these patients and help access appropriate interventions.
This one-day workshop will provide an overview of the theoretical framework of ISTDP and the ways in which this approach is used to treat anxiety disorders. The unique elements of the model will be highlighted, including: the emphasis on the somatic experience of emotions in the here and now; monitoring unconscious signalling of anxiety in the body; and an active approach to maladaptive defence mechanisms