It was founded in June 2016 by Renata Gehrke and Agnieszka Kamińska. These passionate psychologists have been cooperating for 20 years and the foundation of their friendship and collaboration is their mutual passion and values. During these years they searched for effective methods and gained psychotherapeutic knowledge and experience from different scholars and specialists.
After the presentation of ISTDP method led by Jon Frederickson in 2013 in Warsaw, they were determined to specialize in that field. They also had an opportunity to participate in advanced editions of Core Trainings in Poland organized by Laboratorium Psychoedukacji in Warsaw and IEDTA
(The International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Assosiation). The three-year training gave them full qualification for using ISTDP in clinical practice. Being inspired by the most noble representatives of ISTDP – Josette ten have de Labije, Jon Frederickson, Robert Neborsky, Kees Cornelissen and Tobias Nordqvist — they realized how important the development and popularization of ISTDP in Poland is. They are convinced ISTDP is a powerful and effective method of changing life and teaching how to love and being loved.
Renata Gehrke and Agnieszka Kaminska initiated the creation of website which brings together ISTDP psychotherapists. The interviews with great representatives of ISTDP, articles, information about events and more inspiration can be found on their blog (http://istdp-psychoterapia.pl). The needs turned out to be even more important thus Polish Institute of Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy SENTIO was created. In order to make it more fruitful all the ISTDP psychotherapists are invited to cooperation.