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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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!

December 1-3, 2021
3-day Immersion Course with
Dr. Allan Abbass
“Treating Major Depression with ISTDP”

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Fri. January 7, 2022
7:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST
Dr. Patricia Coughlin
“Recognizing & Resolving Sexual Conflicts in ISTDP”

Eventbrite link:

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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

We are work on scheduling upcoming ISTDP events to bring out the leaders and trainers of this unique form of therapy. Join our mailing list and stay informed.