The ISTDP London core training is an IEDTA accredited programme that trains clinicians to achieve competency in ISTDP theory and psychotherapy skills. There is an emphasis on Attachment Based-ISTDP techniques.
This three-year training comprises ten days of teaching each year (split into 5 two-day blocks). Participants are asked to commit to the training for one year at a time, with progression to the following year by mutual agreement.
The syllabus will cover:
- Metapsychology of ISTDP
- Key therapeutic interventions
- The diagnostic spectrum and assessment process
- Working effectively with unconscious anxiety & maladaptive defence processes
- The punitive superego
- The Central Dynamic Sequence
Lectures and clinical presentations are used to teach key concepts and techniques. A comprehensive reading list will be provided. Supervision of participants’ own clinical work is a key element of the programme and trainees are required to present video of their work in progress.