About Interpersonal Psychotherapy Training (IPT)
IPT is a treatment for depression in adults, adolescents, and pre-adolescents recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
This therapy is based on the idea that depression responds to and influences what happens in our relationships. Just as relationship difficulties can lower our mood, so meaningful and supportive relationships can help us to feel better.
IPT has two simple aims - to reduce the impact of symptoms of depression and to resolve current relationship difficulties. IPT organises therapy around commonly experienced relationship difficulties, described as focal areas. These are disputes in an important relationship, adjusting to significant changes, bereavement and difficulty making and maintaining meaningful relationships. Many people experience more than one of these difficulties but having a focus can help to contain the work and give it clear direction. Goals that are linked to the focal area are agreed and this helps to personalise this process for each person.
What is IPT?
Watch a webinar recording from Dr Roslyn Law, course lead.
Interpersonal Psychotherapy training
Interpersonal Psychotherapy training is an evidence-based NICE-recommended treatment for depression that looks at the connection between mood and the relationships around us.
Dr Roslyn Law
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
A consultant clinical psychologist working with children, adolescents and adults.