Interpersonal Psychotherapy for adolescents and adults

Anthony Hillin

Interpersonal Psychotherapy for adolescents and adults:

An attachment-based intervention for depression and related disorders

Facilitator: Anthony Hillin

Live on-line interactive introductory training in four x 4-hour sessions

March 1, 9, 17, 25, 2022 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)

9am - 1.30pm AEST

This introductory course will present an overview of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for adults (IPT) and adolescents (IPT-A), including a brief summary of the theory and evidence base. The main focus of the training is on the development of the skills required to implement an effective IPT/IPT-A intervention.

Interpersonal psychotherapy is a brief, evidence-based interventions. More than 250 empirical studies support the efficacy and effectiveness of IPT/ IPT-A, for a variety of affective disorders, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders and for a wide range of clients from children to the elderly.
Interpersonal Psychotherapy is recognized as evidence-based by Australia’s Medicare Better Access initiative, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in the UK and the International Cochrane Collaboration.

By the end of the training participants will be able to:

  • Explain IPT theory
  • Summarise the evidence base for IPT
  • Outline the differences between IPT for adults and IPT for adolescents
  • Utilise a holistic framework in assessment and formulation that expands the biopsychosocial model to include cultural, spiritual, historical, political and environmental domains
  • Individualise an IPT intervention to best match key client variables
  • Describe the general techniques of IPT
  • Explain how attachment theory can inform IPT for adolescents and adults
  • Build on existing skills in assessment to demonstrate competencies in the assessment of:
  • client suitability for IPT
  • attachment style
  • the four Problem Areas
  • Conduct an Interpersonal Inventory   
  • Transparently develop an Interpersonal formulation with the client
  • Outline ways of addressing the four Problem Areas of Complex Grief, Conflict, Role Transition, and Interpersonal Gaps
  • Utilise IPT timelines
  • Describe the conclusion of the acute phase of IPT and options for maintenance treatment
  • Integrate IPT in the Australian clinical context, including in mental health services, schools and private practice
  • Address the role of, and consider options for, supervision.

A range of learning methods is used including, didactic presentations, experiential exercises, demonstrations, small group activities, role-play & self-reflection. Participants will derive maximum benefit from the program if they are willing to reflect on their own attitudes and skills.
Participants are requested to complete pre-course reading, which will be supplied on registration, and to come to the course prepared to discuss one of their cases during training activities in.

This workshop is intended for mental health clinicians, including psychologists, clinical psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, nurses, occupational therapists, psychotherapists, counsellors, general practitioners etc.

Early bird registration before February 2: AUS$630 for 16 hours training
Full fee: AUS$690

Information and registration:
e-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 0438972449

This event counts as 14 hours of category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements.

1/03/2022 9:00 AM - 25/03/2022 1:30 PM
Online - Interactive Webinar AUSTRALIA

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