CLINICAL TRAINING AND CREDENTIALS

As part of my ongoing development as an ISTDP practitioner, I participate in several trainings and advanced workshops each year. Please see below for a complete list of my training and qualifications.

Clinical Training in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy

 

  • D-ISTDP Advanced Training and Supervision (2 years) with John Rathauser, Ph.D. 

  • ISTDP Seminar: “A Day with a Master” New Center for Psychoanalysis with Josette ten Have-de Labije, PsyD.

  • ISTDP Seminar: “A Day with a Master” New Center for Psychoanalysis with Robert Neborsky, MD.

  • ISTDP Seminar: “A Day with a Master” New Center for Psychoanalysis with Allan Abbass, MD

  • Advanced Supervision Workshop with Robert Neborsky, MD

  • The 36th International Audiovisual Symposium on the Science of the Metapsychology of the unconscious: Davanloo’s Technique of the Total Removal of the Resistance and Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy

  • Core Training (3 years) and Certification in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy with Robert Neborsky, MD and Josette ten Have-de Labije, PsyD

  • Navigating the Roadmap to the Unconscious, ISTDP Winter School with Robert Neborsky, MD and Josette ten Have-de Labije, PsyD, Robin Kay, PhD, Philip Colgan, PhD, and Risha Henry, PhD

  • ISTDP Master Class, “Celebrating the Working Alliance” Netherlands Foundation for ISTDP with Josette ten Have-de Labije PsyD, and Kees L. M. Cornelissen SocD

  • Penetrating the Defenses to Awaken the Self, ISTDP Workshop with John Fredrickson, MSW and Susan Warshow, LCSW

  • Introduction to ISTDP Theory and Technique 6-week course with Robin Kay, PhD

  • Seminar: “Unmasking and Dethroning the Pathological Superego” New Center for Psychoanalysis with Robert Neborksy and Josette ten Have-de Labije, PsyD

Certifications

  • IEDTA-Certified Teacher in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy

Formal Education

  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Antioch University

  • Bachelor of Arts in English, Minor in History, University of California, Irvine

 

Presentations 

  • Co-presented with Catherine Lockwood, LMFT on the subject of ISTDP and Couples Therapy at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA (April, 2015)

  • Co-Presented with John Rathauser, PhD on the subject of The Healing Power of Guilt at the New Center for Psychoanalysis as part of a Master Series (April 2019)

  • Presented at the International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association Conference in Boston, MA on the subject of Highly Resistant Complex Cases and EDT (September, 2019)
     

Professional Writing

  • Co-wrote with Catherine Lockwood “In the Hot Seat: Applying Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) to Couples Therapy” published by Psychotherapy Bulletin 2015 Vol. 50, No. 4,  Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (Division 29 of the American Psychological Association. 

 

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, California Society for Intensive, Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy 

  • Guest Lecturer, Couples & Sex Training Program, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

  • CAMFT – The California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists

  • Member, West Coast ISTDP Consortium