Intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy, Adult intake assessment and psychodiagnostic evaluation
Dr. Said has undergone extensive training under the direct supervision of Dr. Habib Davanloo in his system of intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy. He is Director of the Center for Teaching and Research of Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy at the MUHC. With extensive use of audiovisual technology, clinical work consists of applying Dr. Davanloo's technique to achieve a rapid and direct access to the patient's psychopathological dynamic forces that are the engine to their symptoms as well as characterological disturbances. The program also places heavy emphasis on psychodiagnostic evaluation in determining the most effective treatment approach for a given patient. This program provides ongoing training to medical students and psychiatry residents, as well as allied mental health professionals within the community. For the past five years, the center has also provided ongoing consultation to the Counselling Program at Dawson College. Dr. Said was also reviewer, associate editor, and co-editor of the International Journal of Short-term Psychotherapy and, later, co-editor of the International Journal of Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy. Dr. Said coordinates CME activities for the Department of Psychiatry at McGill as well as that of the McGill University Health Centre.