Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)

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Program/Intervention Name

Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)


Adult mental health, Attachment Interventions

Program/Intervention Description

Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) is a form of psychodynamic treatment that facilitates the rapid resolution of a broad spectrum of emotional disorders. It is an evidence-based psychotherapy that is strongly supported by current clinical research studies. ISTDP interventions are specifically designed to resolve anxiety, depression, somatization and personality disorders, as well as alleviate a variety of self-defeating behaviors, many of which derive from unstable or troubled early life attachments.

Intervention Target Population Identified (Age Group)


Program Goals/Outcomes

Resolution of attachment trauma-related symptoms that manifest as anxiety, depression, conduct problems, and somatic symptoms

QIC Target Group

General - 3

QIC Adoption/Guardianship Relevance Levels

LEVEL 6: General Population

QIC level of Evidence

LEVEL 2: Supported by Research

Intervention Web Site/URL

Contact Person/Purveyor

Danielle Haber, MD


University of California - San Diego

Contact Email

Contact Phone

(858) 401-9922

External Links (Registry/Other Catalog)