Supervisions for Intensive Shortterm Dynamic Therapy (ISTDP) ISTDP is an evidence-based experiential therapy which tracks the moment to moment process of psychotherapy and is backed by video recorded therapy sessions.
Supervision involves the watching, analysing, and learning from videotapes of your sessions. Actually seeing and thinking about the real data of a therapy session is still quite rare in our field. This supervision exercise will
provide you with a chance to know your own thoughts and feelings towards the client and the therapeutic process and enable you to do more and be more effective as a therapist.
In the traditional form of supervision via general discussion of cases or via process notes, the actual presentation of the client is not captured accurately. Video recording of the session overcomes this handicap and allows for an accurate understanding of the client presentation – of anxieties, defences and feelings. Proper supervision enhances the therapist’s understanding of the difficulties of the client and enables the therapist to do this very tough work in a more structured process. Adequate
supervision along with empirical evidence provided from the actual video tape data allows for an accurate technique to be employed in that moment. This supervision process, at both an individual and group level can benefit highly in both therapist growth and patient wellness. Group supervision offers a chance to learn about different cases from the work of other therapists. For therapists who are unable to come to the office for supervisions, online supervisions are also available.
The participation in individual and group supervisions also paves the way for further participation in core group training in the technique of ISTDP.
Requirements: Video recorded client
sessions and willingness to learn
Time and Fees:
Individual Supervision – 1 hour per week (Rs.
2000 per supervision)
Group supervision – 1.5 hours slot/month for a
group of 4 participants. (Rs. 1500 per participant
Contact: Dr. Darshan Shah, The Purple Centre,
305, Sigma Icon 2, Opposite Medilink Hospital,
Shyamal cross-roads, Ahmedabad – 380015