Events and Training


Introductory Workshop in ISTDP (Three-day training)
29-31 May 2020

Core Training in ISTDP

21-23 March 2020 (full)
Applications are being taken for a second 2020 Core Training Group to start in the second half of 2020
Advanced Training in ISTDP
 Expressions of interest are being taken for the 2021 Advanced Training Group.

ISTDP: Unconscious restructuring of anxiety
and defenses in fragile patients
Saturday 18 April 2020

This one-day training will focus on the method of ISTDP for treating fragile patients with the focus on the conscious and unconscious restructuring of anxiety and defenses, using detailed analysis of audio-visual case material.

Johannes Ermagan is a clinical psychologist from Sweden who has many years of experience practicing ISTDP, within psychiatric outpatient settings, where the majority of patients are on the fragile spectrum.

For information and application details, please contact Julie Cochrane    M 0424 220 314

Trainings are certified by The ISTDP Institute and the IEDTA

Supervision, including for clinical psychology endorsement, is available
Individual and block therapy in ISTDP available at The ISTDP Centre

Please call or email Julie Cochrane or 0424 220 314

Individual and small group Skype supervision in ISTDP is available.

If you would like to further information about any of these events or supervision groups or ISTDP therapy, please contact Julie Cochrane on mobile 0424220314 or email


“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.