Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


Two Days

About this course

This two-day course will present recent research on the adaptation and testing of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). After a short overview of IPT, Dr. Markowitz will present outcome research comparing IPT to exposure-based treatment for chronic PTSD and discuss how IPT was adapted from its depression-targeted mode to address PTSD.

The course will largely involve audience input in presenting cases, discussing how IPT might be brought to bear, and role-playing session vignettes. There will also be time for a discussion of designing IPT research on PTSD for the UK. 

IPT as a time-limited treatment for PTSD. Note that this course is intended for clinicians and researchers with some prior experience both in treating trauma patients and in using IPT for mood or other disorders.

Who is this course suitable for? 

  • IPT therapists preferably already familiar with PTSD.

Aims of the course? 

  • To review recent evidence on the efficacy of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for posttraumatic stress disorder
  • To describe adaptations of IPT for the treatment of PTSD
  • To orient clinicians to delivering IPT for PTSD
  • To discuss potential research studies of IPT for PTSD in the United Kingdom