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    Interpersonal Psychotherapy Training (IPT)

    This six-day course provides introductory training for practitioners in IPT and reflects the IPT competency framework.

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    About this course

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    This six-day course provides introductory training for practitioners in IPT and reflects the IPT competency framework. This course is accredited with IPTUK and is suitable for staff working in NHS Talking Therapy services. The course includes a series of didactic sessions, small and large group work and clinical role-play. This course qualifies participants for Level A (Basic) training in IPT.

    The course instructors have been delivering IPT training for over ten years and have delivered IPT practitioner and supervisor training across the UK, Europe and in North America. Dr Roslyn Law was National Lead for IPT in NHS Talking Therapies and wrote and delivered the NHS Talking Therapies national curriculum for IPT Practitioner and Supervisor training in primary care services for people with common mental health problems. She is now the training director for CYP IAPT at UCL/King’s College London and Reading University and author of the national curriculum for IPT-A training in CYP IAPT and "Defeating Depression - How to use the people in your life to open the door to recovery."

    For a brief summary of IPT please see these two articles: Weissmann (2006) and Sockol et al (2018)

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    "[The strengths were] Knowledgeable training providers, repeating key aspects / strategies of IPT over the 5 days, opportunities for role play (and the benefits of staying in one group across stages of learning), responding to questions and clarifying." - Participant feedback

    "Roslyn is a very engaging lecturer and kept my attention throughout. As well as this, despite only having 5 days, I felt I gained a real insight into the principles and basic techniques of IPT, which piqued my interest further and made me want to pursue it further as a new and useful approach within my local mental health service." - Participant feedback

    "The two trainers were excellent and had a very warm approach - mixing theory and clinical experience in a really helpful way. I also really enjoyed the group work which I thought was managed very well." - Participant feedback

    Angela Wood

    Angela Wood

    Psychological Therapist for Tameside and Glossop Talking Therapies Service in Greater Manchester.

    Catarina Duerden

    Partnership Lead at Sutton IAPT

    Courses this tutor is involved in Interpersonal Psychotherapy Training (IPT)