Please call our Del Mar office for more information (858)-481-6717

2014-2016 Core Training Group
In Del Mar, CA

Below you can download a Core Training Application. The group is limited to twelve participants because of the size of the room. Applications are accepted on a first come first served basis. The financial terms are outlined in the attachment. This post graduate program is accredited by the International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association and will allow graduates to enter the track in order to be a certified teacher of AB-ISTDP.

The International Meeting for this organization ( will be held in London in June of 2013 and sponsored by ISTDP UK.

Download Core Training Application

Teaching Methods

  • Lecture
  • Video Demonstration by faculty
  • Use of Exclusive Educational Materials from Roadmap to the Unconscious¬© (Karnac, 2012)
  • Video Therapy Supervision of your own cases
  • Role play to enhance skills
  • Task Group Process
  • Group Dinner each Saturday evening for participants and partners
  • Discussion
  • Supervision available from junior faculty


All participants are required by the IEDTA to show a minimum of 11 (supervised) video recorded sessions over the three year training in order to receive a certificate of attendance.

The group training format is required to master AB/ISTDP. Each trainee must be comfortable with presenting their work in front of colleagues and supervisors. All material is treated in the strictest of confidence as are comments by supervisors as well as colleagues. By the end of training each student will have seen multiple patterns of resistance from a diverse pool of pathology as well as socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing education credits are available for psychologists, LCSWs, and MFTs. The Society is applying for accrediting status for Category 1 Credit for MDs but there can be no guarantees that this will be granted. Upon admission to the program you will receive Member in Training status and be allowed entrance to the extensive on line library to begin your reading about this fascinating process.

Society Membership (Included with tuition)

You may also be listed on the website as a member-in-training if you wish and/or for a small fee have a link to your personal website as well.

San Francisco Group

2014 March June September November
Friday 14 20 12 21
Saturday 15 21 13 22
Sunday 16 22 14 23

425 Marina Boulevard
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 737-7633
(650) 737-0795 FAX

The hotel offers free transportation to and from SF Airport.

Calgary Group

2014 February/March June September
Friday 28 13 19
Saturday 1 14 20
Sunday 2 15 21

Los Angeles Group

2013 March May September December
Saturday 2 7 14 14
Sunday 3 8 15 15


Michele- Society Executive Assistant [email protected]
Robert J. Neborsky, M.D. [email protected]

317 14th Street Del Mar, CA 92014
Phone: (858) 481-6717 - Fax: (858) 481-0490

Download Core Training Application

Fourth Year (Elective) ISTDP Core Trainees in London at the lovely Marcus Beck Library on Wimpole Street.

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