What is ISTDP

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.

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Visit these valuable ISTDP resources: ReachingThroughResistance.com

San Diego’s ISTDP Community

As ISTDP grows in San Diego, California, we want to create a community site to help promote upcoming ISTDP events and to keep the therapy community informed on what’s happening here locally.

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Save the Date!

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Thursday, March 10, 2022
7:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST
Dr. Steve Shapiro
“Helping Challenging, Marginalized & Underserved Patients”

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Sat April 30, 2022
7:00 am -3:00 pm PST
“ISTDP Informed Couples Therapy”
with Tami Chelew

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Wed, June 1 – Fri, Jun 3, 2022
8:00 am – 3:00 pm PST
Dr. Allan Abbass
“Bringing Structural Change in the Fragile Patient”

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2-Day Training
Fri. Jul 22 – Sat. Jul 23, 2022
7:00 am – 3:00 pm PST
Dr. Ange Cooper
“Embodied ISTDP: Journeys towards Healing and Wholeness”

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We welcome you to
ISTDP San Diego!

We are passionate ISTDP practitioners practicing here in San Diego, California.

If you are a licensed or associate therapist, we invite you to come explore what ISTDP is all about and consider joining the community

We hope this website will be a resource for anyone interested in learning more about ISTDP, deepening their skills to be a part of this growing community

Tami Chelew MA, CSAT – Solana Beach, CA
Matt Jarvinen Psychologist, PhD – Encinitas, CA

Ways to learn

Stay informed about upcoming ISTDP trainings with current leaders in this unique form of therapy. Join our mailing list by emailing us at Info@istdpsandiego.com