ISTDP Core Training is a three-year program, with your commitment to the program renewable annually and dependent on your progress and attendance. Training spots are available for people in Year 1, Year 2 or Year 3 of their training. The program consists of two components:
1) Didactic Training is comprised of six (6) meetings per year where the core concepts of ISTDP will be taught with the aid of video recordings from ISTDP sessions. As the training group is small, there is ample opportunity for questions and discussion to ensure that you fully understand each component.
You will not be permitted to audio or video record any aspect of these meetings due to the nature of material being presented and the need for confidentiality of patient information. You will be provided with the teaching material (e.g., PowerPoint slides). An outline of the contents of the Core Training Program is provided. Costs of attending the Didactic Training days (e.g., airfares, transfers, accommodation) are in addition to the fees for Core Training and are the responsibility of the trainee.
2) Practical Training is provided in a group setting and consists of 12 meetings per year. You are required to present video of actual treatment sessions from your practice where you apply ISTDP principles/techniques. Therefore, patients will need to have consented to the use of their treatment for your training purposes. The video recording can be provided on a secure SD Card, USB Stick, or an external USB Hard Drive (all formatted to Mac OS X or exFat), or via DropBox. The practical training will be conducted as a whole group or split into smaller groups depending on numbers.