Core Training in ISTDP


We are offering a new ISTDP Core Training to begin in 2019 in Halifax, Canada.
This is a three-year training program with trainees meeting four times a year for three consecutive days. These training blocks will involve didactic teaching, practice exercises and supervision of the clinical work of trainees. Teaching will involve the extensive use of video recorded therapy sessions.

This core training will be co-lead by Dr. Joel Town and Dr. Allan Abbass. Dr. Town will provide 9 days of the annual teaching and Dr. Abbass will provide 3 days.

The dates for the annual training blocks will likely take place in November, March, June, and September each year academic year. The September three-day block will be scheduled alongside the annual Halifax Immersion which is provided at a reduced rate for trainees participating in core training.

Participants must be registered health care professionals and able to video record sessions of their clinical work for supervision purposes. If you are interested in this training opportunity, please contact Joel Town ( for details and send your Curriculum Vitae.

6080 Young Street, Suite 301, Halifax, Nova Scotia  B3K 5L2

Phone: (902) 444-3443
Fax: (902) 444-3104