Level A Interpersonal Psychotherapy training for post qualified therapists
The Interpersonal Psychotherapy course level A training
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is one of the recognised NICE therapies for depression and as such should be one of the range of therapies offered to people within IAPT services. To date there is little IPT currently available across the UK and a national programme of training is being conducted to increase access.
What is IPT?
IPT is a time limited therapy, which focuses on the treatment of depressive symptoms through the resolution of current interpersonal difficulties. IPT establishes a collaborative focus with the client to address issues of interpersonal loss, change, dispute or isolation, identified as central to the current episode of depression.
The therapist works with the client to recognise and communicate about his/her interpersonal difficulties to achieve resolution in the here and now. IPT supports the use and development of effective resources in the client’s interpersonal network.
Who can provide IPT?
IPT practitioners are people who have already had extensive experience of working in mental health who have previous experience of delivering psychological therapy. IPT training is available to practitioners of all disciplines.
What training is on offer?
Five day didactic training running 25th to 29th September 2017 and a separate one day follow up.
What are the supervision requirements?
Trainees will be expected to participate in weekly supervision sessions between September 2017- September 2018. This will be facilitated by an accredited IPT supervisor in accordance with national training programme guidelines. Supervision will be conducted in groups, where possible, and may require telephone or video conferencing. Trainees will be required to submit digital recordings of therapy sessions as well as verbal reports.
What accreditation will successful trainees receive?
When the criteria are met, the trainee will receive:
- IPTUK Certificate of Attendance in didactic training Level A IPT after course attendance.
- IPTUK Certificate of Completion for Practitioner Training in Interpersonal Psychotherapy Level B after supervision and the completion of at least four cases in different focus areas.
What role will I have if I become accredited on this programme?
It is anticipated the successful trainees will continue to be employed to deliver IPT within the overarching context of IAPT. They will continue to monitor their outcomes and complete the minimum data set.
This training group will be critical to the roll out of IPT across South West and the country. As such, all accredited trainees will also be assessed for eligibility to participate in further five day supervision training in 2018/9 as they may be required to supervise the further cohorts of trainees.
Please note: Completion of practitioner training does not guarantee a place on supervisor training but is a requirement for all supervisor applicants.
Funding will either be by the individual and or their employing organisation.
Cost of the course
£1000 for five days, follow up day is paid for separately. To secure your place a deposit of 20% will be required (£200). Cancellations after the 31st July 2017 will lead to non-refund of deposit.
About the host
We are organising a Level A Interpersonal Psychotherapy Training Course.
This course is suitable for IAPT and NON-IAPT Therapists.
Trainer is Dr Liz Robinson an Accredited Level E IPT Trainer and Psychotherapists. It will be held at Reed Hall Exeter University.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.