Experiential Dynamic Therapies for Addictions Pre-Conference Workshop

Date and Time
Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Psych Garden
25 Flanders Road

Jonathan Entis, PhD
Mark Green, MD
Kristy Lamb, MD

 Psych Garden and BOLD Health will be offering a pre-conference workshop on September 25th.  Continuing education credits for physicians, psychologists, social workers and licensed mental health care workers are pending and expected.

Working with addictions is some of the most challenging work in the field of mental health.  It requires that clinicians balance flexibility, empathy, expertise, and a wide range of techniques.  This workshop will demonstrate how to integrate experiential dynamic therapies into addictions treatment.

 Jonathan Entis, PhD, Mark Green, MD, Kristy Lamb, MD, and others will use audiovisual presentations of cases to illustrate how ISTDP, AEDP, and other approaches can be modified and applied flexibly to patients with moderate to severe substance use disorders.

Participants will learn about the use of both individual and group experiential dynamic psychotherapies with this population, and how to apply them safely and effectively.

Meet the Presenters

Jonathan Entis, PhD, is a psychologist and Associate Director of Psych Garden, a mental health clinic in Belmont that caters to both general psychiatry and addictions. He is also on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Hospital, where he teaches ISTDP and supervises psychology residents.  He completed his doctoral residency at Harvard Medical School, his PhD at Northeastern University, a Masters at NYU and Boston College, and his undergraduate degree at University of Michigan. He has been in core training with Patricia Coughlin for two years and continues to be individually supervised by her.  He is currently working on a book on the process of working through and transformational change.


Mark Green

Mark Green, MD, has degrees in Neurobiology and Medicine from the University College London. He came over to NYC for his Psychiatry residency and Addictions fellowship (Payne Whitney Clinic, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Medical Center), and later conducted research in the neurobiology of addictions at Rockefeller University. He’s been on Faculty at Cornell (Asst. Prof), Vermont (Asst. Prof), and Harvard (Instructor) Medical Schools. He is dually boarded by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both general psychiatry and addictions.

Kristy Lamb, MD, is the co-founder and CEO of BOLD Health, an outpatient treatment facility for mental health and addiction in Encinitas, California.  She is well-versed in psychopharmacology, but has also pursued extensive training in intensive short term dynamic psychotherapy with a belief that for many, psychotherapy is an integral part of personal transformation and healing.

Dr. Lamb obtained a BS in Neuroscience from Vanderbilt University and then obtained a master of humanities focused on philosophy and social theory from the University of Colorado before attending  medical school at Georgetown University. She then completed combined residency training in both family medicine and psychiatry at UC San Diego. She concurrently completed a fellowship in community and public psychiatry at UC San Diego and a fellowship in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center.

It was during residency that Dr. Lamb was first exposed to ISTDP and sought regular weekly supervision with Kai MacDonald and studied with Allan Abbass.  She subsequently completed core training with Patricia Coughlin and has received supervision from Tony Rousmaniere with a focus on deliberate practice. Dr. Lamb is now working with Jon Frederickson for supervision of a growing clinic based in the practices of ISTDP.  She and her staff are in core training with Jon and receive weekly group supervision from him as well.