30th October 2020


Online (joining instructions will be shared with registrants close to the event)
1 day
10:00 - 17:00 (UK time)



Training fee

Places available

About this course

We are currently refining the structure of this training in an online format and so the times and dates may change slightly. Participants will be notified of any changes with sufficient notice.

This is a one-day refresher course for those people who have completed the original four day training in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) and it assumes a broad understanding of the DIT model. The course aims to refresh the key concepts and clinical stages in the model, to review the teaching materials and videos and introduce updated course material. The day will not involve any role plays but will include clinical examples to bring the work to life and illustrate aspects of the model. You are encouraged to bring your own clinical experiences to the course, including goodbye letters and IPAFs that you have found challenging. 

 Who is this course suitable for?

This is a course for those DIT practitioners who have undertaken the five-day DIT training and have not gone on to the supervised practice; or those who have not completed their case study; or those who have not had formal supervision of their DIT work and have stopped using it in their IAPT practice. It builds on your prior knowledge of the DIT model. The course is a requirement for those people who have not been able to start their supervised DIT practice within six months of completing the course and who need to refresh their knowledge of the model. It is optional for anyone working in the DIT model who would like to revisit the core concepts and familiarise themselves with the model.

Aims of course

The workshop focuses on core aspects of the DIT model including negotiating the IPAF, using the attachment questionnaire and outcome measures, the defensive function of the IPAF as opposed to the defences, the reversal of the IPAF, working with the transference in DIT, mentalising and working with affect. You will be able to fine-tune your DIT practice to ensure you are on model as well as revisit core techniques and concepts in DIT before starting supervised practice for those people who have had delays in taking on training patients after completing the training.


09:30 - 10:00            Registration

10:00 - 11:30            Teaching Session: Establishing and Negotiating the IPAF

11:30 - 11:50            Tea break

11:50 - 13:00            Teaching Session: Middle Phase Techniques

13:00 - 14:00            Lunch break 

14:00 - 15:30            Teaching Session: The Ending Phase

15:30 - 15:50            Tea break

15:50 - 17:00            Selection for DIT, dealing with difficult scenarios and plenary


System requirements for online training

The online platform Zoom will be used to deliver this training. Prior to booking on, please ensure you meet the system requirements so you're able to join this training. 

Before the training, please test your equipment is working by going to Zoom.us/test and follow the instructions.