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About this course

Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy for Complex Care (DITCC) is a 26 session adaptation of the original 16 session DIT model. It is aimed at treatment resistant complex cases of depression. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the specific features of this new adaptation.  The workshop provides a basic introduction sufficient to enable participants to begin practicing DITCC with supervision. The course includes presentation of theories and techniques, observation of live role-plays, discussion and formulation of cases.

Aims of the course

The workshop will focus on core aspects of the DITCC model including:

  • An overview of the DITCC and how it is different from DIT 16 session model
  • Structure of the therapy
  • Who the DITTCC is for
  • Negotiating & formulation of the IPAF with complex cases
  • Identifying an interpersonal affective focus and addressing its self-evidently maladaptive features with complex cases.
  • Addressing epistemic mistrust and relationship interfering behaviours
  • Difficulties with mentalizing in complex and treatment resistant depression
  • Using outcome measures with DITCC
  • DITTCC application in the pilot study
  • Challenges and opportunities

Becoming a DITCC Practitioner

The DITCC training held at the Centre is the first stage to becoming a DITCC Practitioner. The next stage involves having thirteen hours of supervision with one DITCC training case. This is typically structured as half an hour supervision per patient over 26 sessions. In addition, two additional tape recordings will need to be submitted for rating. This will be completed with one of the DITCC model originators. Trainees are required to start supervision within 1 year of finishing the training and successfully complete their cases within 2 years of the training.

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is suitable for those who have completed the DIT training and are accredited DIT Practitioners or DIT Supervisors. We are looking to develop supervision capacity for DITCC and would be interested to have DIT practitioners who would like to become supervisors in DITCC following this initial training.