Every two years, the IEDTA (International Experiential Dynamic Therapies Association) hosts and international conference, and each conference alternates between Europe and North America.  The last IEDTA conference was held in Washington DC in Summer 2014.  Prior conferences have been held in  Oxford, EnglandVancouver, Canada (2010), Aarhus Denmark (2007), Los Angeles, USA (2005), Amsterdam, Netherlands (2003).

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The location for the 2016 IEDTA conference has yet to be determined.  For information on past conferences, please see the IEDTA website at


To read Diane Anderson’s and Sari Watkin’s review of the 2005 Los AnAd Hoc Bulletingeles conference Freeing the Self:  , published in the Ad Hoc Bulletin for Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy, click here Freeing the Self



Summer Schools:

After the bi-annual international conferences, local ISTDP groups will often create an opportunity for further study in a more intimate and spectacular setting.  Previous and recent Summer Schools have been held in The Lake District, UK; Whistler, Canada; Tuscany Italy; Tsvildelejere, Denmark;  and Antigua.  The Washington School of Psychiatry hosts an annual Summer School  in Syriah Virginia.

Diane Anderson co-hosted the 2010 Summer School in Whistler, along with the Southern California Society for ISTDP.  Click here to view the  itinerary for that Summer School included for an idea o