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    Interpersonal Psychotherapy Training (IPT) moving from adults to adolescents

    How to use IPT with adolescents and in a family context

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    About this course

    This training is suitable for accredited IPT practitioners. 

    This course is jointly delivered by Roslyn Law and a young champion, who is a young person with lived and professional experience of mental health care for young people. This course will provide accredited IPT practitioners with an introduction to working with adolescents with depression and to the ways in which IPT has been adapted in Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents (IPT-A) and when delivered in a family context. IPTUK has stipulated that this type of CPD training is required for all IPT practitioners who work with clients aged 16+ and is strongly recommended for IPT trained therapists working with clients from 18-24 years of age.

    The course will be delivered as a blended learning experience, including pre-recorded teaching, online discussion of clinical scenarios and small group exercises. In addition to providing practical skills training, the course will aim to increase participants’ knowledge of adolescent development and the evidence base for IPT-A and IPT delivered in a family context.

    This course is of particular relevance now in light of the profound impact of COVID-19 on the lives of young people and their carers, uncertainty about the future, restricted access to support and significant changes to home routines. These have combined to have a negative impact on many young people’s mental health adding to already very high rates of mental health disorders, particularly among young women aged 12-25.

    Anna Freud brings together those with a stake in the mental health of children and young people. Please subscribe to our mailing list to receive a bi-monthly e-newsletter and occasional updates about Anna Freuds training and events.  Feedback on the course from delegates 

    "The experience and knowledge of the trainer. She was able to introduce a mind set shift for me around the perception of adolescents. Having the champion in the session too was very, very valuable."

    "This course will change my practice and help to develop my practice with young people. That is invaluable thank you very much."

    "The facilitators were enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable.  The genuine passion and their own experiences enhanced the learning."

    Dr Roslyn Law

    Dr Roslyn Law

    Consultant Clinical Psychologist

    A consultant clinical psychologist working with children, adolescents and adults.