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How Does an Eating Disorder Treatment Work?

Posted on September 30, 2020

There are several types of eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating, but most experts agree that they are rooted in psychological causes and not just a desire to lose weight. Because of this, treatment plans for eating disorders generally involve both physical and emotional cures, and since each treatment can be personalised to the...
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Supervision

Posted on May 29, 2020

Individual supervision in person or via video conference (i.e., internet based) Small group supervision via video conference (i.e., internet based)
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Core Training (IEDTA Certified)

Posted on May 29, 2020

Core Training is a three year program comprised of, approximately, fortnightly supervision of your video recorded ISTDP sessions and attendance at didactic training workshops conducted by The ISTDP Clinic. To complete Core Training you need to accumulate 15 hours of direct supervision per year (or 10 hours of direct and 20 hours of observational supervision...
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Workshops

Posted on May 29, 2020

ISTDP-based workshops provided through The ISTDP Clinic.
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Review of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Neuroimaging Studies

Posted on May 27, 2020

The clinical efficacy of psychodynamic psychotherapy (PDT) has undergone extensive study and review. Recently, re- searchers have studied the effects of this treatment on brain metabolic or synaptic activity, but the collective findings have never been reviewed. The objective of this review was to describe the findings of all neuroimaging studies of any form of...
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Day Program for Eating Disorders

Posted on May 27, 2020

Day treatment programs (DTP) for eating disorders are being recognised as having therapeutic benefits. However, research is needed to evaluate the effectiveness of DTP to establish their validity. This article reports on the evaluation of a pilot DTP in an Australian mental health setting, which utilised an integrative approach com- bining evidence-based treatments such as...
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Webconference Supervision

Posted on May 27, 2020

The advent of readily accessible, inexpensive webconferencing applications has opened the door for distance psychotherapy supervision using video recordings of treated clients. Although relatively new, this method of supervision is advantageous given the ease of use and low cost of various Internet applications. This method allows periodic supervision from point to point around the world...
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ISTDP for Severe Behavioural Disorders

Posted on May 27, 2020

In this article we describe the use of Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) for people with a broad range of self-destructive behavioural problems including substance abuse, gambling, compulsive sexual activity, poor impulse control, violence, temper tantrums, self- harm, risk-taking, and the spectrum of eating disorder related symptoms. In this paper we will have a particular...
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Case Study: ISTDP for Severe Music Performance Anxiety

Posted on May 27, 2020

This paper provides a case study of a brief ISTDP treatment of a professional musician with severe performance anxiety.
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Mystery pain: Is it all in our heads?

Posted on May 27, 2020

Life Matters – ABC Radio National interview with Dr Dion Nowoweiski. Producer: Cassandra Steeth Listen to the interview
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