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Interpersonal Psychotherapy Training (IPT) - Supervisor Training

11th June 2020 12th June 2020

Day 3 and 4 will take place on 15th - 16th October 2020, Day 5 will take place on 5th February 2021


The Kantor Centre of Excellence, 4 - 8 Rodney Street, London, N1 9JH Map
Five days (2 + 2 + 1)
09:15 - 17:00




Training fee

Places available

About this course

Please submit application form and all associated document to before making a booking.


The course aims to develop advanced skills in group and individual supervision of IPT practice. The course aims to provide participants with advanced knowledge and theoretical understanding of IPT, and will provide a competency based format for self assessment and clinical supervision. 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.

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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 development of new skills and adapted application of existing skills in IPT trainees.

Who is this course suitable for?

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

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

Aims of course

  • 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).

Supervision and Accreditation

IPTUK supervisor accreditation requires that each of the four IPT focal areas have been employed during accreditation casework.  For some therapists this may require more than six cases to be conducted to complete the training portfolio. Trainees will require a minimum of 5 hours per week protected time to complete stage one requirements of supervision accreditation (approximately 20 weeks): 2 hours direct client contact, 1 hour supervision, 2 hours tape review and preparing self assessment and peer assessment reports. IPT/IPT-A supervisor accreditation also requires a period of supported supervision practice i.e. supervision of two cases being delivered under supervision.  This follows stage one of training.Trainees will require a minimum of 4 hours protected time per week to complete stage two requirements of supervision accreditation (approximately 20 weeks): 1 hour providing supervision, 1 hour reviewing therapy recordings, 1.5 hours preparing supervision reports and self assessment; 0.5 hours receiving supervision. 

Trainees must attend weekly supervision sessions with a peer supervisor trainee. This will be facilitated by an accredited IPT supervisor, in accordance with national training programme guidelines.  Trainee supervisors will provide peer supervision, including tape review, on a minimum of one case in addition to receiving supervision on the two cases they conduct.  Supervision will therefore require telephone or video conferencing facilities if face to face meetings cannot be co-ordinated.  Trainees will be required to submit digital recordings of therapy sessions as well as verbal and written reports.

Casework and Peer Supervision should start immediately following day 2 of training and be completed it before day 5.

What accreditation will successful trainees receive?

When the criteria are met, the trainee will receive:

  • IPTUK Certificate of Completion for Supervisor Training in Interpersonal Psychotherapy Level D

Cost of casework and supervision:

The fee for supervision of casework and supervision is £2,600. 

How do I apply?

Each applicant must book a place on-line AND submit: