The California Society for ISTDP and the Lifespan Learning Institute sponsor:

Advances in the Science of Psychotherapy:

Diagnosis, Technique and Outcome


A three day “winter school” in beautiful San Diego, California
March 22-24, 2019 // The Del Mar Hilton, Del Mar, CA 92014


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This conference is designed to show the latest advances in psychologic diagnosis and state of the art psychotherapy technique of treating common conditions presenting in office and clinic practice.



Nancy McWilliams (Rutgers)

Spectrum of Illness / Schizoid treatment

Michael Garrett (SUNY Downstate)

Advanced CBT for Psychosis

Josette ten Have de Labije (Germany, ISTDP)

Application of AB ISTDP to Anxiety

Kristin Osborn (Harvard)

Working with Affect: Techniques and Resistance

Alana Iglewicz (UCSD)

Short Term Therapy of Pathological Bereavement

Robert J. Neborsky (UCSD)

Application of AB ISTDP to Patients with Self-Regulation Disorders


Registration Fees:

$400 Early Bird registration fee until February 15, 2019
$450 Registration fee after February 15, 2019
$225 Graduate students and UCLA and UCSD residents
$250 After February 15th 2019

(Includes Friday welcoming cocktail party, Saturday evening dinner and dancing.)

CE Credit is through Lifespan Learning Institute


Course Objectives

  • Learn the history of psychologic diagnosis and current controversies
  • Learn the theory and technique of AB ISTDP applied to patients suffering from anxiety, depression, and specific personality disorders
  • Learn the how to apply modern CBT treatment to treat psychotic patients
  • Learn how to enhance, measure, and utilize affect to promote psychologic health.
  • Learn how to turn Complex (Pathological) Bereavement into Normal Grief
  • Learn how to understand helping patients change their Ego Syntonic Defenses (Character) into Ego Dystonic Ones.
  • Learn what countertransference frequently manifest themselves in practitioners with patients from different diagnostic categories.





Symposium at The Freud Museum, November 2018-London UK

Dr Neborsky’s presentation, “Hysteria Revisited” will address the problem of authenticating recovered memories of parental molestation, an issue which has long plagued the field of psychotherapy. He will explore the technical issues that arise in these cases. The symposium will demonstrate techniques from Attachment-Based Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy with an emphasis on defence work and anxiety regulation to deepen emotional experiencing.

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