Courses for licensed Professionals

Courses for Professionals

Summer School 2018 Pacific Northwest


ISTDP for Professionals

Five Days of Intensive Psychotherapy Training and Immersion Experience

August 19-24, 2018

With Thomas M. Brod, MD, 

 Nat Kuhn, MD, and Angela Cooper, PhD

Captain Whidbey Inn

 Whidbey Island, Washington State

Whidbey ISTDP-Summer-School-2018-Brochure + Registration


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The Initial Psychodynamic Interview: 

Setting Up Accelerated Psychotherapy From the Start with ISTDP

With its emphasis on deepening affective experience in the context of the transference relationship, ISTDP is a unique form of psychoanalytic psychotherapy developed by Habib Davanloo MD.  This Saturday program will cone in on the initial interview in ISTDP and how treatment can be accelerated and rapidly deepened from the very start. Emphasis will be on 1) identifying therapeutic task; 2) observing defenses and resistances to emotional closeness; 3) highlighting and focusing the transference; 4) early structuring of the ego in more disturbed patients; 5) identifying unmet therapeutic needs for future therapy. Video anecdotes will be used to illustrate key points. 



date: May 7, 2016  9:30 am to 1:30 pm

location: New Center for Psychoanalysis

2014 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles 90025

3.5 CME/Continuing Education Units 

Note this course is for licensed and registered psychotherapists only

At the conclusion of this program participants will
1. recognized the importance of immediately attending to defensive avoidance of their issues regarding emotional closeness
2. set up therapeutic task and focus
3. identify future needs to be addressed in psychotherapy