ISTDP Australia

"Freud discovered the unconscious Davanloo has discovered how to use it therapeutically”. David Malan, 1980

Previous Trainings


All trainings are now available online if COVID-19 restrictions prevent travel

3-5 March 2023

1/23 Pre-Core Training in ISTDP

Three-day training in Queensland, Australia (in English)

11-13 March 2023

2/23 Introductory Workshop in ISTDP

Three-day training in Melbourne, Australia or Zoom (in English)

16-18 March 2023

Ir/23 Iranian Core Training in ISTDP

A three-year training in Tehran, Iran or Zoom for Iranian therapists with translators.

25-27 March 2023

1/23 Core Training in ISTDP

A three-year training in Melbourne, Australia or Zoom (in English).
Fully booked

11-13 June 2023

2/23 Core Training in ISTDP (QLD)

A three-year training in Melbourne/Brisbane, Australia or Zoom (in English).

24-26 June 2023

NZ Introductory Workshop in ISTDP

Three-day Introductory training in Wellington New Zealand, or via Zoom

29 Sep – 1 Oct 2023

3/23 Core Training in ISTDP

Three-year training in ISTDP with two blocks per year in NZ and two blocks per year in Melbourne or via Zoom.

14-16 October 2023

Advanced Training in ISTDP

A three-year Advanced training in ISTDP for those completed a three-year Core Training in ISTDP.
Melbourne or Zoom (in English). Taught by Julie Cochrane & Jon Frederickson

21-23 October 2023

Eu/23 Core Training in ISTDP

A three-year training program in Europe or via Zoom (in English).
The first Block will be held in Portugal. Taught by Julie Cochrane & Johannes Ermagan. Guest teacher Jon Frederickson

5-7 November 2023

Qld Core Training in ISTDP

Learn More

We currently have room for two people to join this Core Training in ISTDP which has two blocks per year in Southern Qld, one block a year in Melbourne, and one block a year online. For further information, contact [email protected]

16-18 November 2023

3/23 Introductory Workshop in ISTDP

Three-day training in Melbourne, Australia or Zoom (in English).

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.

For further information about any of these trainings, and for registration: [email protected]

We offer psychotherapy, individual and group supervision, workshops including with international guest presenters, and three-year trainings programs in ISTDP.


“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

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