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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.

About this training

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."

Please follow the application process before booking onto the course. Once your application is approved you will be told you can book a place.

Aims of this training

The six day course will provide experienced mental health professionals with an introduction to the IPT model and:

  • cover the knowledge competencies for IPT with depression and an introduction to the skills competencies, which will be developed more fully in supervised clinical casework.

  • provide an overview of modifications of IPT for use with adolescent populations and with eating disorders and it application with anxiety disorders.

Who is this training for?

This training is for those who have a mental health qualification and at least two years post qualification experience of providing psychological therapy for people with mental health problems. Those who have completed two years full time training in delivering psychological therapies e.g. final year clinical psychology trainees, are also welcome to apply.

Applicants with a range of training backgrounds are also welcome e.g. clinical and counselling psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, nurse therapists, social workers, occupational therapists, and GP’s. NHS Talking Therapies staff can attend this course and should indicate that they require NHS Talking Therapies compliant training when applying.

The course is not suitable for applicants who wish to acquire basic therapeutic skills. IPT is not a Step 2 intervention, and therefore not suitable for Practice Wellbeing Practitioners.

Dr Roslyn Law

Dr Roslyn Law

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

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