John Rathauser, PhD and David Wolff, MD are forming a new ISTDP core training group in Los Angeles that will meet for 3 days of training, 4 times per year. The group is open to licensed therapists at all levels of experience with ISTDP. We can accept up to 10 therapists and need a minimum of 8. We will accept new members after the first meeting provided there is room in the group. The first block of training is scheduled for June 5-7, 2015.
While some ISTDP core trainings are scheduled to last 3 years, we have decided to create a group that is open-ended. This means that those who start anytime after the first meeting will be able to complete 3 full years of training and that those who are interested in furthering their skills and knowledge after 3 years will have the opportunity to continue with the group.
John H. Rathauser is a licensed Psychologist with over 35 years of clinical experience. Following completion of his doctorate in clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology – Los Angeles, his postdoctoral experiences began with a five-year period of training at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health in New York. In 1994 John Rathauser entered into training with Habib Davanloo, MD in Montreal, Canada, spending eight years in Dr. Davanloo’s Core Training Group. This training is ongoing, with annual weeklong metapscyhology conferences, which Dr. Davanloo continues to hold in Montreal. John Rathauser’s private practice in Kendall Park, NJ is largely devoted to the practice of Davanloo’s Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), as well as providing training to mental health practitioners. He has offered numerous presentations on ISTDP nationally and internationally. He is a co-founder of The Mid-Atlantic Society for Training and Research in Davanloo’s ISTDP. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Wolff is a psychiatrist in private practice in Los Angeles. He went to medical school at Columbia University in New York and completed his psychiatric residency at UCLA in 1986. He has been studying ISTDP for 10 years starting with one year of core training with Robert Neborsky and Josette ten Have-de Labije and then 3 years of core training with Patricia Coughlin. He became part of an advanced training group that Patricia organized for those interested in learning how to teach and supervise ISTDP and that group recently ended after 4 years. He was asked by Jon Frederickson to co-teach his week-long summer school in 2012. He has offered many workshops in Los Angeles and currently teaches ISTDP to psychiatry residents at UCLA and USC. In 2014 he started a one-year ISTDP training group which meets monthly. He will be teaching core training groups in Australia, Poland, and Denmark beginning this year. An article of his titled “ISTDP in the Private Practice of Psychiatry” was published in the November 2013 issue of Psychiatric Annals. You can read more about him on his website at www.davidwolffmd.com and contact him at email@example.com.
Please email David to obtain a registration form which includes the dates of training through March, 2016; the fee structure; and the terms and conditions of the the training. We welcome any questions you may have about the training. We look forward to the opportunity to share our knowledge and enthusiasm about ISTDP.