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IPT Supervisor Training

The course aims to develop advanced skills in group and individual supervision of IPT practice. 

About this training

The course aims to develop advanced skills in group and individual supervision of IPT practice and provide participants with advanced knowledge and theoretical understanding of IPT.

It will extend the knowledge and skills of qualified IPT practitioners in the clinical application of IPT across all focal areas and a range of clinical presentations. This course will consolidate IPT practitioner skills and develop knowledge and understanding of the skills required to supervise in a peer and accreditation setting.

Trainees will develop skills in evaluating adherence to the IPT model, communicating effectively and constructively on the successful application of knowledge and techniques, and managing and supporting change in non-adherent practice. The module will equip trainees with knowledge and understanding of the importance of communication skills, conceptualization skills, evaluation skills, supporting skills transfer from alternative approaches, promoting the development of new skills and adapted application of existing skills in IPT trainees.

Applicants for supervisor training are not automatically accepted as a result of applying. Applications are carefully reviewed in terms of standards of clinical and reflective work completed during training and the aptitude of each candidate for the role of supervisor is reviewed by an existing or training supervisor.

All practitioner and supervisor training intakes are limited by the supervision capability available to support each training.

Aims of this training

  • To develop advanced practical skills in delivering IPT.

  • To develop advance skills in IPT case formulation and conceptualization as a basis for self assessment and peer supervision.

  • To develop and understanding of the competency framework for IPT and its application in clinical supervision.

  • To provide a framework for clinical practice and supervision in IPT that is in accordance with IPTUK standards and IPT Supervisor competencies.

  • To develop practical competencies in using the IPT competency framework to supervise Interpersonal Psychotherapy and integrate with generic competencies in delivering and supervising psychological therapy.

  • To contribute in part to completion of IPTUK accreditation as an IPT supervisor (including in an IAPT setting).

Who is this training for?

This training is suitable for IPT practitioners who have completed practitioner level accreditation and have registered with IPTUK. Practitioners must also have completed at least four IPT cases under accreditation level supervision.  

Qualified IPT supervisors are also welcome to attend to develop competence in using an competency based protocol for IPT supervision or to become accredited as an HEE Talking Therapies IPT supervisor.

Dr Roslyn Law

Dr Roslyn Law

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

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