An Introduction to Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy

Short Course

with Margo Silberstein, Ed.D

This course was offered on:

Date: Friday, June 10, 2011

Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy is designed to achieve long term structural character change in briefer periods than with traditional psychodynamic therapy. Based on psychodynamic theory, it uses active techniques designed to focus, clarify, and intensify the therapeutic process. This course will introduce the theory and illustrate the method with videotaped examples from actual sessions. Participants will be given the opportunity to discuss the differences between ISTDP and self psychology theory and practice.

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe Davanloo’s Triangle of Conflict
  • Identify the three channels of unconscious anxiety discharge
  • Describe the difference between formal and tactical defenses in the clinical situation


Send your check (payable to ICP&P) & registration form to: ICP&P, 4601 Conn. Ave. NW, Suite 8, WDC 20008


ICP&P Members $60.00, Non Members $90.00

Continuing Education

3.0 CE credits available for full attendance

The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis (ICP&P) maintains responsibility for this program and its content. ICP&P is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ICP&P is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to offer Category I continuing education credit. Because ICP&P has approval from the Maryland Board, CE credits hours awarded by ICP&P may also be claimed by social workers licensed in Virginia and the District of Columbia. These continuing education credits meet the ANCC approval standards for nurses and the approved standards for marriage & family therapists. Attendees from the above professional groups will earn 3.0 CE credits for attending the conference. Full attendance is required to receive the designated CE credit. ICP&P is accredited by MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ICP&P designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Neither ICP&P nor the presenter have any relevant financial relationship with any commercial interests.