Events

May 2019

May 24 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Breaking through to Feeling with Kristin Osborn: How to confidently maintain effectiveness when your client gateways to feeling

You’ve been ‘Working the Triangles’ and suddenly your client makes a shift and is experiencing intense emotions like rage, sexual attraction, terror, sorrow or longing for love. Sometimes its hard to shift with your client in these moments. You’ve been so focused on defenses and anxiety, you just aren’t ready for what is coming next. Learn how to cultivate compassion for yourself so that you can learn the art of ‘staying out of the way,’ and apply interventions that will lengthen an affect exposure.

*Birgitta Elmquist owner of Affektfokus Institute is co-hosting this event. Please email her with any questions regarding this event.

Skånegatan 97, Stockholm
May 24 2019 - May 26 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Stockholm Certified APT™-Core Training with Kristin Osborn

Certified APT™-Core Training is an experiential, intensive, hands-on, group learning experience for mental health clinicians. Trainees meet 3-6 weekends a year, for three years, to learn how to utilize the theory and techniques of Affect Phobia Therapy in their practices.
Each training weekend includes presenting video segments of psychotherapy sessions, research, exploring case studies, role-playing exercises, and setting goals for professional development.

 


Kristin A. R. Osborn, MA, LMHC was trained by Dr. Leigh McCullough, PhD, founder of Affect Phobia Therapy (APT), and then trained others on her behalf. She founded the Certified APT™-Training Program in 2009 and presents internationally, offering ongoing training in Boston, London, Stockholm and Amsterdam. She is a lecturer (part-time) in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is the Director of HMS Psychotherapy Research Program and has recently launched a research study on therapist affect phobia and its impact on patient outcome. Her passion is teaching clinicians how to integrate research in their clinical training and she developed the ATOS-Therapist Scale, Accessibility Scale, and Congruent/Incongruent Scale, which are featured in her book, Paraverbal Communication in Psychotherapy: Beyond the Words, Rowman & Littlefield (2016). Kristin is President Emeritus of the International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association (IEDTA), on the advisory board of the AffectFokus Institute and Stockholms Akademi for Psychkoterapiutbildning (SAPU) and a member of the continuing education faculty at William James College and RINO-Noord Holland. She has published articles and chapters on training clinicians including, Learning how to rate video-recorded therapy sessions: A Practical Guide for Trainees & Advanced Clinicians, Psychotherapy Journal (2011); On-line Supervision in Affect Phobia Therapy, Using Technology to Enhance Counselor Supervision, American Psychological Association (2016); and Creating Change Through Focusing on Affect: Affect Phobia Therapy, Working on Emotions in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Techniques for Clinical Practice, Guilford Press (2014).


Skånegatan 97, Stockholm
May 31 2019
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Clinical and Research Consultations with Kristin Osborn

Participants can choose to receive feedback on a case, review and/or code a 20 minute video segment of a psychotherapy session, explore areas in their work where they feel stuck or create a deliberate practice plan. For those unfamiliar with this rigorous method of training, we’ve reserved 2 seats so you can start to learn by watching. All participants must be approved by Kristin Osborn before being formally accepted into this class.

0800-0845 Morning check-In
08:45-1215 Consultations (3)
1345-1730 Consultations (3)
1730-1800 Evening check-in

Token House Yard, London UK

Jun 2019

Jun 1 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
How to Work Compassionately with Emotions with Kristin Osborn

Learn an integrative approach that combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic and experiential techniques into a powerful whole

Affect Phobia Therapy (APT) is based on the premise that internal conflicts about feelings underlie most psychologically-based disorders. APT is an integrative model of short term dynamic psychotherapy that was developed by Harvard Medical School psychologist and researcher, Leigh McCullough.

In this workshop, participants will learn how to conceptualize an emotional conflict from a psychodynamic perspective and how to use behavioral techniques to treat them. They will also deepen their understanding of how a phobic response to an emotion is developed and maintained, like when people are unable to feel angry and assert themselves. Emphasis will be placed on assessment and treatment of current problems that originate from the past.

This interactive workshop will include video segments from psychotherapy sessions to demonstrate techniques and interventions, a therapy demonstration and the opportunity to discuss cases.

Kristin Osborn who was trained by Leigh McCullough and founded the Certified APT™-Training Program is leading the workshop. She presents internationally, is a member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School and is the Director of the Harvard Medical School Psychotherapy Research Program. She co-authored Paraverbal Communication in Psychotherapy: Beyond the Words and is on on the executive board of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration and President Emeritus of the International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association. She has extensively published articles and chapters on training clinicians and you can learn more about her and her work at www.kristinosborn.com.

Token House Yard, London UK
Jun 6 2019 - Jun 8 2019
12:00 am
SEPI 2019 Conference - Building Alliances

The therapeutic alliance is a robust predictor of outcome across theoretical orientations, and has been referred to as the “quintessential integrative variable” (Wolfe & Goldfried, 1988). The theme for the SEPI 2019 conference, Building Alliances, recognizes the centrality of the alliance in psychotherapy practice and research. Consistent with this theme, the conference will include a plenary session celebrating the legacy of Jeremy Safran, whose integrative work on alliance ruptures has made an indelible impact on the field.

Faculdade de Psicologia – ULisboa, Lisbon

Sep 2019

Sep 6 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Stockholm Certified ATP™-Workshop

Skånegatan 97 Stockholm, 116 35 Stockholm
Sep 7 2019 - Sep 8 2019
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Stockholm Certified APT™-Core Training

Skånegatan 97 Stockholm, 116 35 Stockholm
Sep 25 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
#10 Newbury Street Open House

Welcome to the new home of APT to see the offices of Kristin Osborn and meet her Boston colleagues.

Endeavor Psychology, Boston Massachusetts
Sep 26 2019 - Sep 28 2019
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
9th International IEDTA Conference - New Frontiers in Experiential Dynamic Therapy

The 9th international conference of the International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association (IEDTA) will focus on emerging applications and settings for Experiential Dynamic Therapy (EDT). EDTs are experiential, emotion-focused, psychodynamic psychotherapy models. EDTs use video recording of psychotherapy sessions to enhance training, supervision, research, and treatment. More information about EDTs can be found on the IEDTA website, iedta.net/edt/about-edt.

Hyatt Regency Hotel, Boston Massachussets

Nov 2019

Nov 8 2019 - Nov 10 2019
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Stockholm Certified APT™-Core Training

Skånegatan 97 Stockholm, 116 35 Stockholm
Nov 8 2019 - Nov 10 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
A Roadmap to Closeness with Kristin Osborn

Learn how to cultivate closeness within the therapeutic relationship

It can be hard to help your client experience closeness when you struggle with it yourself. Cultivating an honest and close relationship with your client is an essential therapeutic goal, but it leaves many clinicians feeling lost or anxious, especially if they have not worked through their own blocks to closeness. In this workshop, we’ll teach you a step-by- step approach on how to cultivate closeness with your client. You’ll learn how to avoid inadvertently encouraging compliance, dependency or a therapeutic rupture. You’ll learn how to help your client experience a deep sense of self-compassion, self-love and self-care. You’ll then learn how to assess your client’s capacity for closeness and how to intervene where they are at, rather than where you want them to be. You’ll also learn how to help your client feel an increased sense of trust and develop the skills to set limits within their relationships.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to build a working alliance
  • How to identify a block to closeness
  • How to cultivate self-compassion, self-love and self-care
  • How to use exposure and desensitization for a positive ‘sense of self’
  • How to assess your clients attachment style
  • How to use exposure and desensitization for a realistic ‘sense of other’

Learning Methods:

  • Video-segments of psychotherapy sessions
  • Interactive Exercises
  • PowerPoint presentation
  • APT-Forms

Literature:
Donovon, J., Osborn, K., & Rice, S., Parverbal Communication in Psychotherapy: Beyond the Words, 2016
Brown, S. & Vaugn, C., Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination and Invigorates the Soul, 2010
McCullough, L. et al, Treating Affect Phobia: A Manual for Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy, 2003
Najavits. L.M., ‘Researching therapist emotions and countertransference’. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 2000; 7:322-328
Panksepp, J. & Biven, L., The Archeology of the Mind: Neuroevolutionary Origins of Human Emotions, 2012
Perry, B., The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog and Other Stories by a Child Psychiatrist, 2006
Searls, H., Coutertransference and Related Subjects: Selected Papers, University Press, 1979
Maroda, K., Psychodynamic Techniques: Working with Emotion in the Therapeutic Relationship: Guilford Press, 2010

NOTE:
If you have any problems signing up for this event, email us.

Skånegatan 97 Stockholm, 116 35 Stockholm

Feb 2020

Feb 14 2020 - Feb 16 2020
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Stockholm Certified APT™-Core Training with Kristin Osborn

Certified APT™-Core Training is an experiential, intensive, hands-on, group learning experience for mental health clinicians. Trainees meet 4 weekends a year, for three years, to learn how to utilize the theory and techniques of APT.

Each training weekend includes presenting video segments of psychotherapy sessions, research, exploring case studies, role-playing exercises, and setting goals for professional development.

NOTE: If you have any problems signing up for this event, email us.

Skånegatan 97 Stockholm, 116 35 Stockholm
Feb 14 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
When Things Go Off the Rails with Kristin Osborn

Learn how to turn therapeutic ruptures into opportunities for connection

For more information about this event, or if you have any problems signing up, email us.

Skånegatan 97 Stockholm, 116 35 Stockholm

May 2020

May 8 2020 - May 10 2020
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Stockholm Certified APT™-Core Training with Kristin Osborn

Certified APT™-Core Training is an experiential, intensive, hands-on, group learning experience for mental health clinicians. Trainees meet 4 weekends a year, for three years, to learn how to utilize the theory and techniques of APT.

Each training weekend includes presenting video segments of psychotherapy sessions, research, exploring case studies, role-playing exercises, and setting goals for professional development.

NOTE: If you have any problems signing up for this event, email us.

Skånegatan 97 Stockholm, 116 35 Stockholm
May 8 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Complex and Fragile Cases with Kristin Osborn

Learn the importance of timing, creativity, and choosing interventions that are the right fit for your client

For more information about this event, or if you have any problems signing up, email us.

Skånegatan 97 Stockholm, 116 35 Stockholm