Spreading the word

Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) is a form of brief psychotherapy. Using ISTDP, we’re able to view psychological disorders through the lens of attachment (the emotional effect of long-term interpersonal relationships, like between a parent and child, or between spouses) and the emotional effects of broken attachments.

People can recover from the trauma triggered by broken attachments, but it all starts with awareness. That’s why we’ve made education a big part of what we do. Our offerings, which are designed for health professionals, include courses, seminars and small group video supervision.


If you’re a registered health professional interested in learning more about ISTDP and the people who benefit from it, consider one of our fall or winter semester courses.

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Please contact Sabrina Scott at 902-473-2496 or

Tailored seminars

We provide videotape-based seminars, workshops and supervision designed to meet the learning needs of health professionals from a variety of theoretical and professional backgrounds. We also have custom modules for each medical specialty.

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Please contact Allan Abbass at 902-473-2514 or

Small group videotape supervision

If you’re a registered psychologist or psychotherapist who has attended at least one of the semester courses, you may be eligible for supervision designed to help you in your self-directed learning.

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For further information about this learning format, please review Small Group Videotape Training for Psychotherapy Skills Development [PDF - 61 kB].