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  • Allan Abbass

    Professor and Director of Centre for Emotions & Health Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Canada

    Dr. Allan Abbass is a Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology and founding Director of the Centre for Emotions and Health at Dalhousie University in Canada.
    He completed Medicine at Dalhousie University and a residency in Family Medicine and has worked as a family physician and emergency physician. He completed a Psychiatry residency dedicating his career to teaching and researching in the impact of emotions on health.

    Over the past 20 years he has become a leading teacher and researcher in the area of Short-term Psychotherapy, having contributed 230 publications and most recently his first 2 books Reaching Through Resistance: Advanced Psychotherapy Techniques and Hidden from View: clinician’s guide to psychophysiologic disorders.  He has been both a lead and co-investigator of research into Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy for Treatment Resistant Depression, Personality Disorders and somatic symptom disorders.  He has received a number of awards including a national teaching award in Psychiatry and the Douglas Utting Prize for contributions to the treatment of Depression. He has been honored with visiting professorships at institutions including most recently being named the David Malan visiting Professor of Psychotherapy at the Tavistock in London. He provides training programs in several countries around the world.
     

    Program
    • 14:00 - 06-11-2019 In this 2 part video based workshop, Dr Allan Abbass will demonstrate a powerful method of assessing how emotions affects a person's body and behavior. He will show videos of actual treatment sessions to show how to help a person develop anxiety tolerance and overcome the development of a broad range of somatic symptoms.

      Møteleder: Åshild Skogerbø
    • 13:00 - 07-11-2019 In this 2 part video based workshop, Dr Allan Abbass will demonstrate a powerful method of assessing how emotions affects a person's body and behavior. He will show videos of actual treatment sessions to show how to help a person develop anxiety tolerance and overcome the development of a broad range of somatic symptoms.
      Møteleder: Åshild Skogerbø
      11:20 - 07-11-2019 Emotions and physical events that can induce a broad range of physical symptoms leading to disability, medical visits, investigations, and medical treatments. Intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy is a powerful method to detect and treat emotional factors showing as somatic complaints. Dr Abbass will show video examples of a treated case to illustrate the central role of emotional experiencing to overcome these somatic conditions.
       

      Møteleder: Liss Anda, undervisningsansvarlig psykolog
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