Introduction to Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

May 14, 2024, 12:00 pm – 3:15 pm EDT
May 15, 2024, 12:00 pm – 3:15 pm EDT
Virtual Event
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The purpose of this seminar is to provide an introduction and orientation to Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). We will study the foundations of IPT through its history, its theory, and its research milestones; learn about recent adaptations and discuss how IPT integrates multicultural and diversity perspectives. The seminar will also include examples of the approach through case presentations and videotape segments, and participants will have the chance to participate in experiential exercises to deepen their understanding of the approach. By the end of this course, participants will have wider knowledge of IPT, including its theoretical roots and treatment phases. They will also gain experience in using core IPT techniques, particularly those focused on communication skills, recognition and regulation of affect and self-advocacy.

Although IPT was originally developed and tested in a Western culture, its concepts and techniques have also been adapted to non-Western and low-resource communities. This seminar will also look briefly at ways in which IPT can address and help in understanding the experience of illnesses such as depression through the lenses of family, community and culture.

6 CEs available.

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