What is ISTDP?
Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) is a form of psychotherapy that recognises that the healthy experience and the healthy expression of emotions is central to good mental health. ISTDP is a highly focused form of talk therapy that has been shown to be effective in treating a wide range of mental health difficulties including personality disorders, eating disorders, anxiety problems, trauma-related problems, depression and behavioural problems (e.g., drug and alcohol abuse, gambling, etc.). It has also been found to be helpful in treating medical conditions where no underlying physical cause has been determined (e.g., IBS, headache, migraine, chronic pain, etc.).