Coordinator Thomas M. Brod, MD:
Thomas M Brod, M.D. graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and received his medical degree from the University of Southern California. After serving in the Indian Health Service of the U.S. Public Health Service, he was selected into the National Institute of Mental Health Career Development Program, and was sponsored by NIMH during his residency and fellowship at UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute (Psychiatry).
Trained in classical and contemporary psychoanalytic models, and Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy, Dr. Brod is a graduate of the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Institute. He trained in ISTDP with Robert Neborsky, Patricia Coughlin, and Josette Ten Have-de Labije—but predominantly under Habab Davanloo in Montreal since 2001. He is also an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA. Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, he is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Senior Fellow of the Biofeedback Certifying Institute of America, and maintains professional memberships in national and local societies for medicine, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, hypnosis, biofeedback and neurofeedback. He is a certified instructor and supervisor of the International Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy Association (IETDA), and is on the faculty of the ISTDP Institute. He has taught ISTDP on four continents. Dr. Brod is also a certified yoga instructor and a volunteer teacher at his local YMCA.
Nat Kuhn, MD: Nat Kuhn, MD has been studying, practicing, and teaching Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy for more than twenty years. Since 2008, he has focused primarily on Davanloo’s ISTDP, studying with Allan Abbass, Jon Frederickson, and others. Recognizing the importance of synthesizing the multiple schools of ISTDP practice, he published “Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy: A Reference” in 2014; it has been hailed as essential reading by beginners and experts alike.
A Lecturer (Part-Time) in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Kuhn teaches Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy in the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program, in addition to offering many other training opportunities in the US and Europe.
In 1996, he joined Leigh McCullough’s Psychotherapy Research Program at Harvard’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and worked closely with Dr. McCullough for a decade, including as Assistant Director of the program. He collaborated with Dr. McCullough on research and dissemination of her Affect Phobia model of STDP, serving as second author of "Treating Affect Phobia: A Manual for Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy,” and working on the design and validation of the ATOS scale for psychotherapy coding.
He is certified as a teacher and supervisor of experiential dynamic therapy by the International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association (IEDTA). In 2013, he joined the IEDTA Board of Directors, and participated in organizing the 2014 IEDTA Conference in Washington, DC and the 2016 Conference in Amsterdam. As co-chair of the IEDTA’s Information Technology Committee, he spearheaded the redesign and revitalization of the IEDTA website.
He has a private practice near Boston, Massachusetts. Before becoming a psychiatrist, Dr. Kuhn was a research mathematician; he has published work on psychotherapy, mathematics, and computational chemistry. More information is available at www.natkuhn.com.