Dr. Kay’s Core Training Program will provide clinicians an opportunity to learn the theoretical and technical application of ISTDP in a structured training program which emphasizes attuned teaching and the achievement of mastery through disciplined practice in and out of the classroom.
With her “attentive and compassionate” teaching style, Dr. Kay will help trainees understand and master the ISTDP techniques necessary to help patients turn against their reliance on unconscious self-defeating patterns which maintain their symptoms. Only when a patient has turned against his reliance on maladaptive defense mechanisms can the patient be helped to access and process the buried feelings and memories associated with his attachment trauma. Clinicians in training will learn how to mobilize a patient’s will instead of bearing the full responsibility for the success (or failure) of any patient’s psychotherapy outcome.
This Core Training Program will train psychotherapists to achieve competency in EDT in general and in ISTDP and AB-ISTDP in particular. Trainees in Dr. Kay’s Core Training Program will be:
- welcomed into a peer network that values dialogue and collaboration amongst the EDTs
- trained in a collegial and encouraging environment, free of harshness and devaluation
More detailed information about Dr. Kay’s Core Training Program (including trainee feedback) can be found on the For Clinicians page of Dr. Kay’s website at http://www.DrRobinKay.com/core-training/
Program Name: Core Training in ISTDP with Robin L. KayLocation(s):
Los Angeles, California
CE Credits: CE credit may be available, and if it is, it will be contingent upon number of training hours
Contact Information for Registration
Robin L. Kay, Ph.D.
Web site: http://www.DrRobinKay.com
Responsible for Training
Lead trainer: Robin L. Kay, Ph.D.Other trainers:
Guests and visiting master therapists may teach core training modules
Who Should Attend
All licensed mental health professionals are eligible
Other training offered: In addition to Core Training, I offer individual and small group supervision in person and over the Internet. I also offer theoretical and clinical seminars, workshops, immersion courses and conferences on a wide variety of topics in mental health and human behavior.
IEDTA Certified: Yes.
Format of Training
Core training includes didactic presentations on theory and technique, readings, PowerPoint presentations, group supervision, and skill building exercises. Each member of the group must be willing to show a videotape of their work during each training session. The core group runs for 3 years. There are two training group formats. Each training group will either meet once a month for 9-10 months, 7-8 hours per day, on a Saturday or Sunday or the training group will meet for 4 training sessions per year (usually weekend modules) totaling 12 training modules for the three-year program. Regardless of the training group format, each ISTDP core trainee will be required to complete the minimum number of training hours to be eligible to graduate from this IEDTA approved core training program.
Dr. Kay’s Core Training Program will be divided between Didactics and Supervision of trainees’ cases. Didactics will include a balanced mixture of theoretical and practical teaching.
Core training will include the following teaching modalities:
1. Interactive lectures that invite trainee questions, reactions and participation.
2. Role-playing, skill building exercises and other active learning techniques.
3. Studying video-recorded cases representing increasing levels of complexity.
4. Individual supervision, at least some of which will occur in the group setting.
5. Analysis of video-recorded cases presented by both teachers and trainees (including moment-to-moment intervention and response analysis).
Enrolled Core Trainees will be required to attend all of the training modules (or the equivalent) for their training to qualify as IEDTA-certified. Trainees are also encouraged to meet in small supervision groups in between training weekends to maximize their learning.
Dr. Kay's core training program is intended to achieve several goals:
1) to provide a deep education in ISTDP and AB-ISTDP
2) to create a peer network that promotes collaboration between EDT psychotherapists and that values dialogue amongst the EDTs
3) to train psychotherapists to achieve clinical excellence in EDT in general and in ISTDP and AB-ISTDP in particular
Trainees in Dr. Kay’s Core Training Program will be treated with the respect due fellow professionals. The learning environment will be collegial, encouraging, supportive and free of harshness and devaluation.
Contingent upon type of trainingRefund Policy:
Payment for each year is requested in advance: three payments will be collected across the training, one at the start of each year. However, for those who need to pay in installments, alternative payment arrangements can be made. No refunds are available after the training year has started.