Types of EDT Represented at the 2016 IEDTA Conference
EDT’s are psychodynamic, experiential and relational, and they focus on creating meaningful results in the shortest amount of time possible.
Accelerated Empathic Therapy (AET)
AET, developed by Michael Alpert, refines time-tested ways people connect with one another in order to make them conscious and powerful. Both therapist and patient begin to recognize weak as well as strong body sensations. They learn their own unique triggers and how to read their bodies from moment to moment. As they disclose and share these experiences, they form a strong alliance. The verbalizing of empathic experiences is known as Empathic Interaction. Video feedback is used in session to facilitate empathic interaction with and compassion for oneself. This growing compassion melts pathological defenses. Feeling compassion for oneself has the power to quickly transform.
Attachment-Based Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (AB-ISTDP)
AB-ISTDP, developed by Robert Neborsky, applies the clinical insights and techniques of Davanloo's ISTDP, and is informed by research on attachment and emotion regulation.
Affect Phobia Therapy (APT)
APT, developed by Leigh McCullough, integrates aspects of Davanloo's ISTDP with learning theory and the affect theory of Silvan Tomkins.
Intensive Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy (IEDP)
IEDP, developed by Ferruccio Osimo, has a particular emphasis on explicit exploration of the therapeutic relationship as a fundamental basis upon which therapeutic techniques build.
Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)
ISTDP, developed by Habib Davanloo, was a groundbreaking departure from previous short-term dynamic therapies because of its strong emphasis on the experience of deep emotion. All other EDT’s were inspired by this model.