The ISTDP Clinic offers a three-year, Core Training program in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) that is accredited by the International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association (IEDTA).

Participants will be provided with in-depth training in how to conduct ISTDP psychodiagnosis and treatment with patients across the entire range of psychological/psychiatric disorders.

Trainees can commit to one, two or the full three years of Core Training. A new commitment is required at the commencement of each year.

The program consists of didactic training and group supervision. The didactic training relies on extensive use of video recorded therapy sessions to teach all aspects of ISTDP. In addition to the didactic and practice components, trainees attend supervision groups with each participant receiving direct supervision of their video recorded ISTDP sessions and viewing other trainees’ supervision.

Core Training is led by Dr Dion Nowoweiski with additional contributions from experienced ISTDP practitioners when available.

If you are interested in joining a Core Training Program in Melbourne please send an expression of interest to Dr Dion Nowoweiski.

Internet-based ISTDP supervision

At The ISTDP Clinic we provide internet-based individual and group supervision in ISTDP. It is available to any mental health professional with internet access and a webcam who has access to a broadband internet connection and a computer with a webcam (basically any reasonable computer purchased in the last 2-3 years). You need to have permission to video recording at least one or two cases for supervision purposes. This is because training in ISTDP more effective when we can review the moment-to-moment interventions and responses rather than simply discussing cases from a theoretical perspective alone.

If you would like more information or to discuss commencing internet-based ISTDP supervision, please contact Dr Dion Nowoweiski