"David is a fantastic teacher. He is compassionate, thorough, and patient. Through his pre-core training, I gained a solid grasp of the fundamentals of ISTDP therapy. When I went back to work, after the training, I was able to implement the knowledge and skills I had gained over the weekend. I would highly recommend his course for anyone getting into ISTDP therapy."
"David's exquisite skill as a clinician and supervisor shows in his highly accessible and exceedingly supportive approach to learning ISTDP. After the pre-core training, I could clearly see the deeply relational and attachment-based lens inherent in the model and felt confident and eager to bring these aspects to my clinical cases."
"I highly recommend David Rudesill for both group and individual supervision. Embarking on learning ISTDP has been a challenging (albeit rewarding) experience that I thankfully began in David's Pre-CORE training class. David is an excellent teacher by providing clear information in manageable portions. He fights the overwhelm that can come for beginners by taking the learning step by step and providing lots of examples and room for role play to deepen understanding. His presence is warm, non judgmental, and empathic; this has been crucial with all of the anxiety that can come with learning ISTDP. I have continued individual supervision with David and I can see a direct positive impact in my work by doing so. He is kind and discerning; in viewing my tapes he has been thoughtfully tuned in to both my client and me and has helped me to grow in a compassionate space. What I appreciate most about working with David is that acknowledging my "self as therapist" issues has been welcomed - he has helped me to identify how my own feelings and defenses are showing up in session and also in being a student of ISTDP. David is a treasure in the ISTDP field!"