A list of EDT-oriented literature including: EDT authors, Neuroscience, Attachment Theory, Psychoanalysis, Learning Theory, & Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy.

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ISTDP Institute         

The Institute for ISTDP Training and Research is a community of people who feel a calling to alleviate human suffering to build healthier communities.  We try to do this by helping people achieve their full potential through psychotherapy, psychotherapy training, and supervision.  We value personal integrity, commitment to excellence, and compassion for self and others.  Although the model of therapy we practice is intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy, we are not here to “fossilize” it, but rather to co-create the integrative therapy of the future.   We believe that the final answers of psychotherapy have not been found.  That’s why this community is “a place that keeps the questions open.”

If you are interested in being part of such a community, please join our webinars, trainings, conferences, blogs, and live community exchanges.  We are here to help you help others.

Affect Phobia Therapy

Affect Phobia Therapy is based on the premise that internal conflicts about feelings underlie most psychologically-based disorders. Affect Phobia Therapy is an integrative model of short term dynamic psychotherapy (STDP) that was developed by Harvard Medical School psychologist and researcher, Leigh McCullough (McCullough-Valiant, 1997).

Under Kristin Osborn’s leadership, the popularity of Affect Phobia Therapy has increased due to the collective contributions of our international community. Today, Affect Phobia Therapy offers ongoing training programs in North America and Europe and numerous publications continue to be released including research derived from Leigh McCullough’s extensive data base of 35 years of video-taped psychotherapy recordings. 

On this site, you can find a Certified APT-Therapist, a Certified APT-Trainer or Certified APT-Supervisor, as well as some helpful publications and forms that are used in Affect Phobia Therapy. If you are interested in becoming a Certified-APT Therapist, want to follow an APT-Core Training or workshop, or seek supervision, please contact us.

International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association

The IEDTA and its psychotherapist members are dedicated to the practice, research, and dissemination of Experiential Dynamic Therapies (EDTs).  EDTs are psychodynamic in orientation and emphasize the importance of healthy emotional experience in fostering deep, lasting, and rapid therapeutic change. This site contains information about EDTs and about the IEDTA for therapists and interested laypeople.

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy

Developed by Dr. Diana Fosha, the author of the The Transforming Power of AffectAEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) is an ever-emergent model, ever-growing through the ongoing contributions of the AEDP faculty and the members of the AEDP community.

Crisis and suffering provide opportunities to awaken extraordinary capacities that otherwise might lie dormant, unknown and untapped. AEDP is about experientially making the most of these opportunities for both healing and transformation. Key to its therapeutic action is the undoing of aloneness and thus, the establishment of the therapeutic relationship experienced as both safe haven, and secure base. Once that’s established, we work with emotional experience, working experientially toward healing trauma and suffering, and toward expanding emergent positive transformational experiences.

Western Canada Institute for ISTDP

The Western Canada Institute for ISTDP is the only organization west of Montreal offering a 3-year Core Training Program in Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP).

We are a group of psychiatrists, psychologists and psychotherapists who have completed the 3-Year Core Training in Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy, as well as several advanced trainings.

The Western Canada Institute for ISTDP was formed in 2012 to promote and support the practice of Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy and provide links to the greater ISTDP community.

The Centre for Emotions and Health (Dalhousie University)

Spreading the word.  Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) is a form of brief psychotherapy. Using ISTDP, we’re able to view psychological disorders through the lens of attachment (the emotional effect of long-term interpersonal relationships, like between a parent and child, or between spouses) and the emotional effects of broken attachments.

People can recover from the trauma triggered by broken attachments, but it all starts with awareness. That’s why we’ve made education a big part of what we do. Our offerings, which are designed for health professionals, include courses, seminars and small group video supervision.

ISTDP Boston

This site is devoted to information and events related to Habib Davanloo’s Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) in the Boston area and beyond.

Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy Institute

The STDP Institute provides information about Short Term Dynamic Therapies such as Accelerated Empathic Therapy for people interested in treatment, training, or supervision.

Dynamic Emotion Focused Therapy

You are warmly welcomed to join the DEFT community of therapists, sharing the common goals of achieving excellence in our profession and practicing caring for ourselves so we will become even more effective agents of change.

Washington School of Psychiatry ISTDP Program

One of a few programs worldwide to teach this approach. The foremost clinician-researchers of ISTDP are frequent guest lecturers in the WSP program. Our program has become a leading center for the study of ISTDP and the program’s dedicated students and graduates form a community of supportive and interdependent co-learners.

California Society for Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy

Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) is a unique form of psychodynamic treatment that facilitates the rapid resolution of a broad spectrum of emotional disorders. It is an evidence-based psychotherapy that is strongly supported by current clinical research studies. ISTDP interventions are specifically designed to resolve anxiety, depression, somatization and personality disorders, as well as alleviate a variety of self-defeating behaviors, many of which derive from unstable or troubled early life attachments.