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Conference and Immersion Training

Perspectives on Change

Change Processes and Change Mechanisms in ISTDP

Friday 26th April – Sunday 28th April 2024

9.15am – 5.00pm

Speakers: Dr Stephen Buller, Dr Susan Hajkowski, Dr Sharon Lewis,

Dr Rohan Naidoo, and Dr Leo Russell

This event will take place at a venue close to Derby City Centre and is for practitioners developing their effectiveness in evidence based treatments.

For further information contact Steve Buller:

Perspectives on

Change in ISTDP

Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) is a form of accelerated treatment which enables positive change and recovery within shortened timeframes. Research evidence shows that ISTDP is effective and cost effective in a full range of clinical presentations and disorders. The clinical method of ISTDP continues to evolve along with a need to identify clinical techniques and therapeutic mechanisms that further improve effectiveness, change processes, and positive outcome. In this event speakers will bring their expertise and critical insights in illuminating and engaging discussion about change from their clinical, theoretical and research perspectives. illustrated through clinical video extracts of their own practice. 

Friday 26th and Saturday 27th April


On Friday 26th and Saturday 27th April speakers will present their ‘perspectives on change’ and elements of therapeutic processes that they believe are important factors for change. Presenters will illustrate these perspectives using clinical video recordings of their own practice. This event, as part of the broader immersion training, is a forum to illuminate and discuss similarities, differences, and nuances in clinical technique and applications. The aim is to stimulate a productive and informative examination of various aspects used in ISTDP and to distil and highlight critical components required for change.

Sunday 28th April

Supervision Workshop

On Sunday 28th April there will be a supervision workshop as a component of the immersive experience of this training. This workshop provides an opportunity for participants to bring video recorded material from their own current practice and to explore ways that change processes and change mechanisms, central to ISTDP, operate in everyday clinical work. Places at this workshop are limited.

Cost and Booking

Friday & Saturday 26 & 27 April 2024.

Early bird rate: £240

(Non-early bird rate: £290)

Early bird rate ends on 5 April 2024

For Supervision Workshop details and booking availability contact Steve Buller: