Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Webinar – March 6th, 2019

March 6th, 2019 | 7:00pm- 8:00pm

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Interpersonal Psychotherapy IPT, is the best kept secret in mental health. IPT is an evidence-based, short term (8-12 week) model of therapy, developed by Drs. Klerman and Weissman in the 1960’s, to treat depression.  Subsequently, IPT has been adapted to treat postpartum depression, eating disorders, dysthymia, and PTSD – without exposure. IPT can be provided for adolescents, adults, and older adults, individually, for families, couples and groups.

IPT is recommended in psychological and psychiatric treatment guidelines as a first-line treatment with equal efficacy to CBT.

Dr. Ronald Frey and Cindy Goodman Stulberg, Psychologists and Directors of the Institute for Interpersonal Psychotherapy provides training, supervision and certification for a wide range of mental health clinicians wanting to learn IPT. We have trained in Canada, the U.S. and Europe.

New World Library has just released our book, Feeling Better beat depression and improve relationships with interpersonal psychotherapy.  www.feelingbetterthebook.com  The first self-help book about IPT for the general public in North America.

The webinar would provide an overview of IPT, theory, different components of the three phases of treatment, including “the sick role” -psychoeducational component, the interpersonal inventory, description of focal areas, goal setting and strategies used in the middle phases eg. communication analysis, decision making, role play. Specific case examples will be provided.  Question and answer period at the end.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will be able to articulate description of Interpersonal Psychotherapy IPT provided to a client
  2. Attendees describe criteria used to determine the appropriateness of IPT for the client.
  3. Attendees identify the fundamental components, tasks and goals required in the beginning, middle and termination phases of IPT

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