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Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy workshop, Wellington

29/09/2018 @ 8:00 am - 01/10/2018 @ 5:00 pm

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This small group introduction to ISTDP has been developed in conjunction with Jon Frederickson of The ISTDP Institute. It is intended for appropriately experienced mental health professionals seeking an introduction to the theory and practice of Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP). The workshop has a specific focus on the basic skills required to begin implementing ISTDP in your therapeutic work.

In addition to didactic lectures, you will watch videotapes that illustrate the specific ISTDP theory and technique. We will cover forming a therapeutic alliance’ The Triangle of Conflict and the Triangle of Person; establishing an intrapsychic conflict; diagnosing and regulating anxiety; recognising defenses; assessing strengths and capacities; and facilitating the experience of emotions.

The workshop is designed for mental health practitioners who would like more understanding of the skills and techniques involved in the practise of ISTDP as a precursor to beginning a three year core training program and also for those practitioners who would like more skill in practising ISTDP but who want more exposure to the method before committing to a three year core training.

Readings will be assigned on successful application to the workshop so that you will have a basic familiarity with the technique before attending the workshop.

ISTDP is an accelerated form of psychodynamic psychotherapy designed to provide rapid access to, and reworking at, the level of the unconscious. It is active and focused and its efficacy has been demonstrated with a wide range of DSMV diagnostic categories, including depression, anxiety, somatisation and personality disorders. It aims to provide not only symptom relief, but also personality restructuring.


The venue will be in the CQ Conference & Events Centre, 223 Cuba Street, Wellington, and will go ahead if there are ten registrants.

There are options for ongoing training and development through individual supervision or small group supervision via Skype at the end of this workshop.


$550.00 NZD

How to apply

Please contact Julie Cochrane for registrations: juliecochrane@istdp.com.au / (61) 424 220 314

Julie Cochrane is accredited by the International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association (IEDTA), The ISTDP Institute and istdp.international to teach and supervise in ISTDP and has practised ISTDP for 23 years.





29/09/2018 @ 8:00 am
01/10/2018 @ 5:00 pm
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Julie Cochrane
(61) 424 20 314


CQ Hotel
223 Cuba Street
Wellington, New Zealand
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04 385 2156