IE-DP / ISTDP / EDT
Intensive Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy (IE-DP) was designed by Ferruccio Osimo. IE-DP is characterized by its unique manner of exploring and taking care of the real human relationship between patient and therapist, in a way that enhances the healing power of technical interventions.
The IE-DP therapeutic model significantly draws from Habib Davanloo’s Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), Attachment Theory (Bowlby), Process and Outcome studies (Malan), Achievement of Therapeutic Objectives Scale, ATOS (McCullough), and neuroscience (e.g. Panksepp).
IE-DP is based on nine therapeutic ingredients, that are selected and blended moment-by-moment, using the relationship as a compass. As in other experiential dynamic therapies (EDTs), retrieving the experience of feelings that were selectively excluded from consciousness is deemed to be crucial to initiate, promote and stabilize adaptive change.
IE-DP is suitable for a wide range of psycho-emotional difficulties, including relational and character problems, personality disturbances, and other signals of suffering, such as depression, anxiety, somatisations, sexual dysfunctions, and eating disorders.