STDIP is a trauma-informed, active, time-limited and structured therapy, based on the developmental and relational principles of the Conversational Model and uses the techniques of the model to provide a collaborative framework for patient and therapist to work together on the patient’s presenting difficulties. It is not an abbreviated long - term model, neither is it a substitute for long term therapy. It requires therapists to sharpen their skills, to be actively present, to put aside therapeutic neutrality, and assist the patient achieve limited goals. STDIP does not cure all ills, but initial research coming out of our work since 2011 shows that it effects personality change and brings about change in a large number of patients. The presenter has used this model of work with children, adolescents, and adults. This presentation will provide an overview of the model and leave ample time for discussion.