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Phone: 585-530-0953

Email: GettingBetterTherapy@acceleratedpsychotherapy.com

Johannes Kieding,  LCSW

  GettingBetterTherapy, Advanced Training

  • Learn concrete techniques and language to more effectively help your clients

  • Psychodiagnosis: Moment-by-moment tracking and understanding of your client's responses

  • Understand moment-by-moment clinical decision making

  • Create and maintain a strong therapeutic alliance

  • Crystallizing

  • Learn how to develop a psychodynamic narrative

  • Parenting issues

  • Learn how to gauge your client's thresholds and work at their highest level of capacity while still meeting them where they are

  • Learn how to work with here-and-now complex emotions, transference and counter transference dynamics

  • Handle resistance and a wide range of defensiveness and defensive structures, including ambivalence

  • Learn how to build capacity and work with fragile clients

  • Learn how to work with dynamics of distrust

  • Learn how, when, and with whom to use skillful pressure and confrontation

  • Learn the metapsychology and theoretical framework of ISTDP                                     (ISTDP stands for Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy -- a complex assessment and intervention system that facilitates change and healing through experiential restructuring of outdated attempts at managing affect and anxiety). Click here to read about the style and type of adaptation of ISTDP that I specialize in.

These are some of the skills you may learn from me.

If you are a mental health therapist wanting to improve your craft and become better at helping your clients, I may be able to help you.

I offer advanced psychotherapy training and consultation services that are ISTDP informed.

The main reason I call my psychotherapy consultations "advanced" is that all of the training is audio-visual. You will show video recorded sessions and receive feedback, frame by frame (you will need proper consent through written authorization from your clients before recording and showing me your work).

 

I use the term "Getting Better Therapy" to make two points: with audio-visual training and consultations, you will likely become a better therapist and therefore offer better therapy to your clients than you were able to offer before the training, and your clients are more likely to truly get better and see more progress.

In actually watching your work, I will be able to say what you did well and also point out what you could do better.

I will show you teaching tapes so as to demonstrate some of the skills that you will be learning.

The theoretical framework from which I operate is psychodynamic and draws heavily from the metapsychology of Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP).

You do not need any prior training in ISTDP to work with me, and if you are committed to another model, we can explore whether or not ISTDP principles might supplement the model you wish to practice.

Qualifications

With honor, I have been sanctioned to consult,

and offer ISTDP informed psychotherapy training, by Marvin Skorman, LMHC.

Mr. Skorman has 35 + years of psychotherapy and consultation experience, and spent several years in training with Dr. Habib Davanloo. Dr. Davanloo founded and developed ISTDP.

Marvin Skorman, LMHC

Regarding issues of legitimacy: many teachers of ISTDP offering "core groups" insinuate that you need to complete one of their core groups in order to have legitimacy as an ISTDP trainer. Good questions to ask these teachers include, "Has Dr. Davanloo sanctioned you to teach? How many years have you studied with Dr. Davanloo?"

Clinical Experience, in order of relevance

  • Sept. 2017 — Ongoing: Arizona State University Field and Task instructor: provide ISTDP informed audio-visual psychotherapy training and consultation to graduate level interns

  • 2013/14 — Ongoing: Receiving intensive training from Marvin Skorman, LMHC via audio-visual supervision in conducting ISTDP informed psychotherapy with a focus on adults and youth, individual, family, and couple therapy format. Breakdown of hours:  Since 2014 – 300 + hours of individual supervision. I receive approximately 49 hours of advanced audio-visual individual supervision training per year and approximately 108 hours of group supervision per year for a total of approximately 157 hours of training per year)

  • Oct. 2015 — Oct. 2017: Received 100 + hours of general social work and counseling supervision

  • June 2015 — Ongoing: Conducting psychotherapy (youth and adults) with general mental health, severely mentally ill, DCS mandated, and substance abusing populations at local integrated care clinics

  • Sept. 2014 — May 2015: Conducted intensive outpatient psychotherapy with an adult, diverse, and mostly marginalized population (graduate level internship)

  • Sept. 2012 — May 2013: Facilitated therapeutic groups and conducted brief family therapy at an inpatient facility — teens and adults (graduate level internship)

  • May 2007 -- Jan. 2009: Worked in a clinical capacity with Pre-K aged children (undergraduate internship)

  • 2018: Completed certification in Nonviolent Resistance (NVR) and the New Authority Interventions

Credentials and other experience

  • Independent clinical social work licensure in Arizona — LCSW (2018)

  • 2 years of intense residential Zen training at the Rochester Zen Center (2005-2007)

  • Facilitated mindfulness groups in hospital and educational settings (2002, 2012)

  • 1 year of intense physical expressive-arts and performance training with a strong focus on mindfulness in action (2002)

Contact

Phone: 585-530-0953

Email: GettingBetterTherapy@acceleratedpsychotherapy.com