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We are offering a range of trainings in
Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) in 2024
All trainings can be attended via Zoom if it is not possible to attend in person

For further information about any of our trainings, please email:

11-13 January 2024

European Core Training in ISTDP

A three-year training program in ISTDP with
Julie Cochrane, Johannes Ermagan and Jon Frederickson.
This training includes some in person trainings in Portugal and in other European countries and some online.

18 February 2024

The First Session with ISTDP: Getting Off to a Good Start

One-day training in person and online with Julie Cochrane.
This training is suitable for experienced therapists who want a basic introduction to ISTDP.

25-27 February 2024

Advanced Training in
ISTDP 1/24
(Melb + Online)

A three-year training in ISTDP with Jon Frederickson and Julie Cochrane.
Open to ISTDP Therapists who have completed a three-year Core Training in ISTDP recognised by the International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association (IEDTA) or The ISTDP Institute.

2 March 2024

Treating War Trauma with ISTDP

A one-day training in using ISTDP with veterans experiencing PTSD, with Johannes Ermagan.
Via Zoom from Sweden.

10-12 March 2024

1/24 Core Training in ISTDP

A three-year intensive training in ISTDP with Julie Cochrane.
Open to mental health practitioners with appropriate registration.
Certified by the IEDTA and The ISTDP Institute.

27-29 April 2024

Pre-Core Training & Introductory Workshop in ISTDP (W.A.)

Introductory Workshop in ISTDP (Western Australia)
A three-day basic introduction to ISTDP with Julie Cochrane.
In person in Mandurah W.A. or via Zoom

11 May 2024

Helping Therapists Think Clinically

A one-day training with Jon Frederickson.
Via Zoom from Washington D.C.

1 June 2024

Demystifying Projections

A one-day training with Diane Byster.
Via Zoom from the U.S.A.

19 October 2024

Couples Therapy with ISTDP

A one-day training with Diane Byster.
Via Zoom from the U.S.A.

25-27 October 2024

Pre-Core Training and Introductory Workshop in ISTDP

A three-day basic training in ISTDP with Julie Cochrane.
In person in Melbourne or via Zoom

Further training in Couples Therapy in ISTDP in 2025.

For further information about any of these trainings, and for registration:

We offer individual ISTDP therapy, couples therapy, group therapy, individual and group supervision, in addition to one-day, three-day and three-year trainings in ISTDP. Email for further information


“I have immensely benefited from her observations and suggestions regarding my clients. Julie has a very meticulous attention to detail about the technique of ISTDP. She has a step by step approach to apply the theory and technique to the client’s problems. She has encouraged me to follow the moment by moment interventions and I have seen amazing results emerge from following up on her suggestions. Even though miles away in India, I have found no logistical difficulties in connecting for the supervision over Skype. I wish she continues this superb work and helps many more trainees like me.”

— Dr Darshan Shah
Psychiatrist and ISTDP Core Training Trainee
Ahmedabad, India

“I highly recommend Julie Cochrane as both a psychotherapist and teacher/supervisor.   As a therapist, Julie is remarkably attuned and attentive. She helps each client find their personal growth edge with her warm, understanding presence and productive focus. As a supervisor, Julie has a gift for helping therapists identify their personal learning blocks and compassionately guiding them through to improved effectiveness. Julie is highly sensitive to differences of culture, race, gender, etc., and treats every client and trainee as a unique person. Do yourself a favour and see Julie!”

— Tony Rousmaniere
PsyD, Clinical Psychologist
Author of Deliberate Practice for Psychotherapists: A Guide to Improving Clinical Effectiveness

“Cooperation with ISTDP Australia and the opportunity to learn from the great Jon has always been an inspiration for us at Vofour and a source of excellence and progress for the Iranian psychotherapy community. We had almost 50 participants and everyone was grateful for the quality and regularity of the meeting and John’s unique precision and insight in teaching. And without the help of Julie Cochrane, this collaboration would not have started. “

Vofour, Iran