Emotion Center Masterclass presents
David Davis: The Case of the Pipeman

October 16th 2024 at 15.30-18.30 CET – online via Zoom
Recording available on October 19 and 20.

Emotion Center Masterclass

Copenhagen’s Emotion Center is pleased to present our “masterclass” teaching series. In these courses, we offer advanced-level training by prominent clinicians, who have inspired us over the years – our “masters”. While our intention is to offer courses suited to stimulate clinicians with a firm grasp of the technique and metapsychology of ISTDP, we warmly welcome colleagues at all levels of proficiency.

A case from my training with Dr. Davanloo

We are thrilled to add Dr. David M. Davis to our Masterclass presenters. This is the first of two presentations focusing on review of video-recordings of cases from Dr. Davis’ articles on chemically dependent patients published in the International Journal of Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy in 1989 (Download the articles here). The case of the Pipeman, which we will view at this first meeting, was supervised and approved for publication by Dr. Davanloo. It involves a quite linear and clearly differentiated progression through the Central Dynamic Sequence, from descriptive phenomenology to unlocking and exploration of the patient’s core neurotic structure.

Practical information:

Time: New date: October 16th, 15.30-18.30 CET – recording available on the following weekend.

Place: Online via Zoom

Qualifications: Since the presentations contain personally sensitive material, the class is for mental health professionals only, and requires a vow of confidentiality.

Registration: Contact Mikkel Reher-Langberg via: emotioncentermasterclass@gmail.com

Price: 450 dkk / 70 USD / 65 EUR (additional fees for international transfers may incur)

Attendance paid by public institutions may be subject to additional danish VAT (moms).

Payment: After applying for registration, you will receive payment instructions. Payment can be made via bank transfer or Wise, or by paypal.


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

See below for a brief introduction to David Davis

About David Davis

Dr. David Davis is a psychoanalyst and psychiatrist in private practice since 1995. He was part of one of Dr. Davanloo’s first core-groups for eight years, starting in 1985, and the first director of the California Institute of ISTDP. Dr. Davis has contributed extensively to the first journal of ISTDP – the International Journal of Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy – during the years 1987 to 1992.