Counseling and ISTDP

What is psychodynamic psychotherapy, and how is it different from other therapies? Here is an article that provides a nice overview of psychodynamic therapy in laymen’s language

Empirical Research on ISTDP:  

In addition to the naturalistic research I keep on my own practice of Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), there is a growing amount of empirical research supporting the application of ISTDP to a wide range of issues such as treatment resistant depression, personality disorders (narcissistic, borderline, and paranoid), anxiety, panic disorder, and medically unexplained symptoms (psychosomatic disorder). Overall, there are 23 empirical studies supportive the efficacy of ISTDP, and eight studies have been conducted supporting the cost-effectiveness of ISTDP. In addition, there is very good research support demonstrating the overall effectiveness of Brief psychodynamic psychotherapies. A recent finding in the literature is that there is a positive relationship between in-session emotional experiencing, and the both reduction in symptoms and amount of change.



Overview of ISTDP