Advanced Training Group in the Management of Resistance in ISTDP:
Jonathan Entis and Mikkel Reher-Langberg 

Back to basics

The following year-long course aims to provide an immersive and rich learning experience for clinicians interested in deepening their knowledge of Davanloo’s ISTDP. Incorporating in-person and online modules, this training group will offer an advanced curriculum on the fundamental aspects of Davanloo’s methods, with a heavy emphasis on effective management of resistance.

Jonathan and Mikkel will offer didactic presentations and  audiovisual demonstrations of actual case material to enhance integration. Further, each online module will include a Davanloo case study session, where the group will choose a single case in Dr. Davanloo’s oeuvre to review in-depth for the purpose of deepening our understanding of metapsychology as well as technique.

Every group participant will be supervised each meeting, both in-person and online. Jonathan and Mikkel will take turns leading these supervisions. In addition, members will be asked to take an active role in offering feedback to their peers, ensuring a high level of group activity throughout the supervision period.

Finally, in-person meetings will involve experiential learning components such as role play and other exercises to increase integration of techniques and enhance our own emotional flexibility. We think this will be a fun, challenging, and rich year of learning!

Practical information:

Time: Both in-person and online meetings take place from 9 am to 5 pm CET (Copenhagen time). Meetings take place on the following dates:

June 14-15 (in person)
September 27 (online)
October 25 (online)
November 22-23 (in person)

January 10 (online)
February 7 (online)
March 7-8 (in person)
April 4 (online)
May 9 (online)
June 13-14 (in person)

Place: In-person meetings are held at Emotion Center in Copenhagen, Frederikssundsvej 60D, 1st floor – 2400 Copenhagen N. Online meetings are held via zoom (link will be sent out a day in advance).

Qualifications: Since the presentations contain personally sensitive material, the seminar is for mental health professionals only, and requires a vow of confidentiality. Furthermore, the course is for clinically active therapists who have some experience with ISTDP.

Registration: Contact Jonathan Entis via:

Price and payment: $4000 total for all sessions. Payment is made through paypal or bank transfer. You will receive payment instructions upon registration.

Fridays in person

9 am – 10:30 am: Didactics
10:30 am – 10:45: Break
10:45 am – 11:45 am: Supervision 1
11:45 am – 12:45 am: Supervision 2
12:45 am – 1:45 pm: Lunch break
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm: Supervision 3
2:45 pm – 3.45 pm: Supervision 4
3.45 pm – 4 pm: Group process and reflections

Saturdays in person

9 am – 10:30 am: Didactics
10:30 am – 10:45: Break
10:45 am – 11:45 am: Supervision 1
11:45 am – 12:45 am: Supervision 2
12:45 am – 1:45 pm: Lunch break
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm: Supervision 3
2:45 pm – 3.45 pm: Supervision 4
3.45 pm – 4:00 pm: Break
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Group process

Online meeting format

10 am -10:30 am: Supervision 1
10:30 am – 10:45 am: Break
10:45 am – 11:15 am: Supervision 2
11:15 am – 11:45 am: Supervision 3
11:45 am – 12:15 am: Supervision 4
12:15 am – 1:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Supervision 5
1.30 pm – 2 pm: Supervision 6
2:00 pm – 2:10 pm: Break
2.10 pm – 2.40 pm: Supervision 7
2.40 pm – 3:10 pm: Supervision 8
3:10 pm – 3:40 pm: Group process and reflections

Questions: Feel free to contact us with any requests or questions through or by phone: +45 20450167.

About Jonathan Entis

Jonathan Entis, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is licensed in both Massachusetts and New York. He is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, where for the past four years he has taught and supervised in ISTDP. He is an IEDTA-certified teacher in ISTDP and has presented both nationally and internationally. He has co-lead  seminars on working with syntonic defenses in Davanloo’s ISTDP with John Rathauser, PhD, and working with Resistance against Emotional Closeness with Patrica Coughlin, PhD. Jonathan leads two Post-Core Training Groups in ISTDP based in Sweden and Norway, multiple international monthly online training groups, and also co-leads an advanced Core Training in Amsterdam with John Rathauser. He is also a co-author with John Rathauser and Mikkel Reher-Langberg on the upcoming book, Fundamentals of Davanloo’s Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy, Volume I. You can contact him at

About Mikkel Reher-Langberg

Mikkel Reher-Langberg is an authorized psychologist, practicing ISTDP in Copenhagen’s Emotion Center. Since 2019, he has been president of the Danish Society for ISTDP, and organizer of the Scandinavian ISTDP-Academy, as well as many other seminars in ISTDP. Reher-Langberg’s main influence in ISTDP has been John Rathauser, with whom he has has studied since 2018. He is the author of the book “Faces of the Freudian ‘I'”, about the notion of the ego in Sigmund Freud’s metapsychology. He is currently working on two books on the basic principles and dynamics of ISTDP: “Fundamentals of Davanloo’s ISTDP Volume 2”, as well as “Fundamentals of Davanloo’s ISTDP Volume 1”, the latter in collaboration with John Rathauser and Jonathan Entis. You can contact him at