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Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)

All psychotherapies are not created equal. Also known as “talk therapy,” some types of psychotherapy have been demonstrated scientifically to be more effective than others. Davanloo’s ISTDP is an advanced form of rapid psychotherapy developed by Dr. Habib Davanloo through over 50 years of videotaped research—one of the few types of therapy benefiting from this approach—and has been clearly demonstrated to enjoy advantages few other therapies can approach. Read More


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ISTDP is an empirically validated treatment, with clinical studies supporting its efficacy.

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Clinicians wishing to study ISTDP may apply for instruction by Institute faculty.

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