Summer School 2018 Pacific Northwest


NOTE: There will be no

Summer School in 2019


Summer School Whidbey Island Pacific NW

Intensive Dynamic Therapy Training for Professionals, Captain Whidbey Inn, Whidbey Island, Washington

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The ISTDP Institute


Washington School of Psychiatry


 Summer School 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

 This Summer School is meant for experienced psychotherapists wishing to sharpen technical skills of affect/body/relationship-focused dynamic psychotherapy and advanced ISTDP/EDT practitioners looking to deepen their understanding and develop Deliberate Practice in the methods involved. You will have the opportunity to present case material for supervision and to practice skill-building in a supportive group environment. There will be separate tracks for experience levels, but large group processing will be emphasized for supervision, role-playing, coaching for Deliberate Practice, and processing of unconscious activation.  Physicians, psychologists, licensed therapists, nurses, and social workers can earn 21.75 Continuing Education Units through the Washington School of Psychiatry.

The faculty will use video vignettes and role-playing with participants to teach the principles and techniques of intensive psychodynamic psychotherapy. Topics to be covered will be establishing an emotional focus for treatment, helping patients track emotional causality to anxious/somatic experiences, and looking at the importance of the Unconscious Therapeutic Alliance (UTA) and how it is transformative in the processing of guilt and forgiveness.  There will be daily supervision and group process work.

The Summer School will occupy the full facility of the historic 100 year-old Captain Whidbey Inn for this five-day intensive program. The Inn is located on Whidbey Island, on Puget Sound, outside of Seattle. Recreational opportunities are scheduled. The program includes Sunday dinner through the Friday noon meal.  21.75 CEU/CME units for licensed professionals.

For details please click below on Brochure and Registration Form

Whidbey ISTDP-Summer-School-2018 Brochure + Registration

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