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Time-limited Dynamic Psychotherapy (TLDP): Brief Therapy that is Attuned, Effective and Empirically Based

May 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

If you are a trainee or intern looking for a way to conceptualize how you work or you have been in practice for a while and would like to explore ways to be more effective in a shorter number of sessions, I will be providing an introduction to Time-limited Dynamic Psychotherapy (TLDP), an interpersonal, time-sensitive approach for clients with persistent, unhelpful ways of relating to self and others.

TLDP was first introduced in 1984 in a treatment manual called “Psychotherapy in a New Key: Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy”, co-written by Hans Hermann Strupp and Jeffrey Binder.  It is an integrative model rooted in attachment and psychodynamic theories which aims to provide clients with a therapeutic environment that fosters change, attunement and insights.  Since it emphasizes the reshaping of deep-seated interpersonal patterns versus symptom relief, TLDP is also a highly flexible model that allows for the use of therapeutic interventions from different clinical orientations.

Why TLDP? I have found it extremely helpful since many clients don’t stay in therapy for more than a few months, sometimes weeks.  As a practitioner of TLDP, I have witnessed how some changes can happen fairly quickly and how sometimes, a focused intervention can become the beginning of an ongoing process of psychological transformation clients can then pursue on their own.

This training is based on the work of Hanna Levenson, PhD, a clinical psychologist, teacher and researcher who has been one of the leading proponents of TLDP.  Our time together will also be informed by my clinical orientation, which is a blend of short and long-term integrative, relational and transpersonal approaches.”

Renata Porto, MBA, LMFT #95955


May 12, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Urban Retreat Center
1227a Folsom Street
San Francisco, 94103 United States
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