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Introduction to Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) Workshop, Presented By Leslie Auld, ACSW, LMSW

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Introduction to Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) Workshop, Presented By Leslie Auld, ACSW, LMSW

February 7, 2020

| $85.00


Friday, February 7, 2020

8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.


Therapy Today Counseling & Consulting, LLC

4572 S. Hagadorn Rd.

Suite 1B

East Lansing, MI 48823



How to Register:

Email Business Manager at Office_Manager@

Total Continued Education Credits:

7 (Seven) CE credits for social workers

Course Description:

Intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy (ISTDP) is a form of brief dynamic psychotherapy developed by Dr. Habib Davanloo of McGill University. This treatment has been extensively researched and shown to be effective with patients with depression, anxiety, somatic symptoms, substance abuse, eating disorders, and personality programs. Modified forms of ISTDP have been used with patients with psychotic disorders and bipolar disorder. This course will review fundamental ISTDP theory and techniques, including the triangle of conflict, and how defenses appear in our clients. Participants will gain knowledge of this groundbreaking intervention and leave with tangible skills to use immediately with clients.

Course Objectives:

  1. Become familiar with the nature of suffering and path to healing through ISTDP.
  2. Understand the consequences of attachment interruption and trauma.
  3.  Be able to identify adaptive behaviors developed as a result of attachment environment experience.
  4.  Understand the triangle of conflict and the triangle of person and how this is used in therapy sessions.
  5.  Identify the role of anxiety, how to assess it and how to regulate it.
  6.  Understand the use of moment to moment psychodiagnosis in ISTDP.
  7.  Understand the affect focused process.
  8.  Understand the process of identifying avoidance behaviors and helping clients eliminate them.
  9.  Understand how avoidance behaviors or defenses create client’s symptoms.
  10.  Understand the process and rationale for recapping and consolidation.


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