Therapy Today Counseling and Consulting is proud to announce the opening of our new office, located in Atria Park at 2020 Hogback Rd, St 18 on the border between Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.
Our therapists work with a variety of populations and have a diverse array of specialties, however what truly sets our practice apart is our therapists’ commitment to regular clinical skills training in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) informed therapy, a discipline that has elevated our therapists’ existing and wonderful skill sets to improve our patients’ lives.
We would love the opportunity to share more about this approach, our practice, and learn more about you, our new colleagues in Washtenaw County at our Welcome and Networking event on Friday, February 17th from 1:30-4pm in the conference room in Atria Park Business Center. This is in adjoining buildings 2006 and 2008 Hogback Rd in Ann Arbor. Attendees may enter either building to find this room.
We will be providing a free catered lunch from Jerusalem Garden. You are welcome to any of the following events:
1:30pm: Doors Open
2:00pm: Free Presentation on ISTDP (more on this below) over lunch
*Provides one free CE Credit!
4:00pm: Event ends
Please do share this event with other mental health care workers and healthcare organizations. Any and all care providers are welcome! We ask that you and any other guests please RSVP by February 5th at this link: hipaa.jotform.com/223527256795163
Be sure to bring your business cards to leave and share with other professionals in attendance!
Free Presentation: Improving Therapy Effectiveness: An Introduction to Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy ISTDP
Presented by Leslie Auld, LMSW, ACSW
Director of Therapy Today Counseling and Consulting, and Mindful ISTDP
ISTDP is an intensive experiential dynamic psychotherapy that activates and mobilizes the unconscious attachment system to heal attachment wounds and eliminate presenting problems and symptoms that clients bring to psychotherapy. Though the approach involves the understanding and use of specific techniques and interventions, it is better understood as a way of relating, of creating secure attachment in place of insecure attachment strategies, that creates the opportunity for client change and healing. This therapy is intensive because it is experiential with change occurring in the moment, in the session, in the immediacy of the patient’s experience. Rapid change can occur because the unconscious attachment system is mobilized and actively addressed in session. With a solid understanding that all client response and behavior is perfectly collaborating with the therapy (think resistance), the therapist can assist the client in understanding his own behavior and feelings in a new way to help him turn against behaviors that hurt him and develop a deep and abiding self-compassion, making way for adaptive action. The scientific method is employed in session to guide each therapist intervention based on patient response to intervention. Hypotheses are tested and the client responses drive the therapy. Clients are actively invited to notice attachment behaviors, feelings, avoidance strategies and anxiety symptoms to foster healthy emotional functioning and secure attachments. This introduction will provide an overview of the structure of ISTDP and the types of interventions that help patients get to the bottom of what is driving their symptoms. It will provide 1 free CE credit hour.
Leslie is passionate about sharing this education with other therapists, which is why she formed Mindful ISTDP. Mindful ISTDP is an approved provider through the NASW-Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. If you are interested in bringing this education to your organization, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 517-282-8784.