In this two-day course, participants are given an overview of the theory and metapsychology of ISTDP, and learn the core principles of this approach within a small group setting. Lectures, role-play, skill building exercises, and videotaped ISTDP therapy sessions are used to demonstrate highly effective interventions.
Lecture illustrated with video vignettes:
Clinical Presentation: Working with Medically Unexplained Symptoms
Lecture, illustrated with video vignettes:
Clinical presentation: The Central Dynamic Sequence: Unlocking the Unconscious
Alexandra Knowles is a UKCP registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist (Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association) and an Honorary Member of the Forum for Independent Psychotherapists (FiP) which she founded. She originally trained over 30 years ago as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and worked in Therapeutic Communities as well as in private practice as a therapist, teacher and supervisor. Following the ISTDP Oxford Conference in 2006, convened by David Malan, she joined the first group of UK therapists to be trained in ISTDP. Subsequently she has been accredited by the International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association (IEDTA) as an ISTDP teacher and supervisor. Alexandra has presented extensively at conferences and is involved in training and supervision of ISTDP therapists. She works with individuals and couples and runs core training groups in London and Oxford.
Dr Sharon Lewis
Dr Sharon Lewis is a chartered clinical psychologist, registered with the British Psychological Society and the Health and Care Professions Council. She currently works in private practice. After joining the initial UK core training in 2006, she continued to develop her knowledge and practice of the technique and is now an IEDTA accredited trainer and supervisor in ISTDP. Together with Alexandra Knowles, she runs core training programmes in London and Oxford. She has previously worked as clinical supervisor of the Trauma Clinic of the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation in South Africa, as well as within the NHS, has published in the areas of childhood trauma and post traumatic stress disorder, and conducted research into treatment-resistant depression.
Holiday Inn Express London – Swiss Cottage
152-156 Finchley Rd, London NW3 5HS
(after 12 July 2017)
Earlybird: £395 (ends 27 January 2018)
(after 28 January 2018)
Numbers are limited and booking is essential.
We have worked with numerous organisations, including the Centre for Continuing Education at the University of Oxford, the British Psychological Society, the University of Hertfordshire (DClin Programme) and North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust.
If you are interested in running the introductory programme in-house, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.