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Jon Frederickson

Social Worker (United States)

Jon Frederickson has been a psychotherapist since 1982. He specializes in treating resistant patients. He is on the faculty of the Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) Training Program at the Washington School of Psychiatry. He has provided ISTDP training in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Italy, Switzerland, India, Iran, Australia, Canada, the U.S., and the Netherlands.

He is the author of over fifty published papers and book chapters and of many books, including Co-Creating Change: Effective Dynamic Therapy Techniques, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Learning to Listen from Multiple Perspectives, The Lies We Tell Ourselves, and Co-Creating Safety: healing the fragile patient.

His book Co-Creating Change won the first prize in psychiatry at the British Medical Association Book Awards, and it has been published in Farsi, Polish, and Slovak, and is currently being translated into Hebrew and Spanish.

His book The Lies We Tell Ourselves has also been published in multiple languages. His most recent book is Healing Through Relating.


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