Wednesday, 6 November, 2019
Train the Trainers Workshop
This 1-day didactic and interactive IPT Train the Trainers Workshop will provide structured opportunities to discuss, practice and develop educational strategies related to engaging and facilitating learners to utilize and apply IPT techniques and strategies. Experiential learning exercises will include role plays of teaching key aspects of the basic IPT curriculum with feedback from faculty. The workshop will highlight culturally-sensitive strategies to promote the process of teaching the key IPT elements, including the interpersonal inventory, case conceptualization, communication analysis, and use of links between mood and life events with application of focus-specific IPT guidelines. (*Please note workshop pre-requisites)
LEARNING OBJECTIVES – At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
*This IPT Trainers’ Training is intended for those who are experienced IPT therapists who wish to establish or refine their IPT training skills. Prior knowledge of IPT and prior IPT clinical supervisory experience is a pre-requisite. Some prior experience conducting IPT trainings or assisting in an IPT training is preferred. If there you have questions about whether you qualify to enroll, please do not hesitate to contact Heather Flynn: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that completion of this workshop will not result in ISIPT Trainer Certification (not available until 2020), but it will provide an opportunity for experienced IPT trainers and supervisors for knowledge exchange, reflection, and enhancement of your IPT training skills to apply evidence-supported educational practices to evidence-supported psychotherapy training in IPT.Close
For therapists with or without prior IPT training, this full day workshop provides an opportunity to refine IPT practice through interactive, experiential learning. The workshop will include didactic teaching, clinical demonstrations, and participatory role plays.
Oguz Omay, MD, President ISIPT,
Oguz Omay, MD, President ISIPT
A passionate clinician and patient advocate, Oguz Omay has been involved in perinatal psychiatry for over two decades. Taken aback by the fact that very few women found adequate psychiatric care during the perinatal period, he organized a grass roots multidisciplinary networking movement in his region to address perinatal mental health. With the contribution of many professionals as well as mothers with relevant lived experience, this movement led to the creation of the Perinatal Psychiatry Unit in La Teppe Medical Center, Tain l’Hermitage, France.
with the participation of invited IPT experts
In a collegial atmosphere with expert IPT trainers, therapy practitioners can learn IPT basics and beyond, strengthening your abilities to deploy key IPT strategies including case formulation, conducting of an interpersonal inventory and communication analysis along with IPT focus- and phase-specific therapeutic guidelines.Close
Thursday, 7 November, 2019
Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents (IPT-A)
Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents (IPT-A) is an effective, evidence-based treatment for adolescent depression. This workshop will present the goals and phases of IPT-A, identified problem areas, primary components of IPT-A, as well as specific therapeutic techniques and implementation in community settings. The workshop will focus on the distinguishing features of the adolescent IPT adaptation including parent and school involvement. The workshop will include didactic lectures on the main IPT-A principles and techniques; opportunity for short experiential role playing; and brief case examples.
Laura Mufson, Ph.D.,
Laura Mufson, Ph.D.
Laura Mufson, Ph.D. is a Professor of Medical Psychology and Associate Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Co-Director of the Office of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and Director of Clinical Psychology at New York State Psychiatric Institute. In addition, she is Director of Training for the Child Track of the APA Accredited Predoctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Mufson is the developer of the adolescent adaptation of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression (IPT-A) and has been a principal investigator, co-investigator and/or consultant with colleagues on numerous grants studying adaptations of IPT-A to be delivered in schools, primary care clinics, and community clinics, as well as models for prevention of depression, anxiety and peer victimization, and for the treatment of prepubertal depression. Her areas of expertise include the evaluation of empirically supported intervention outcomes in clinical trials conducted in research and community settings, implementation of treatments in the community, and models for training clinicians in empirically supported psychotherapies. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on the treatment of adolescent depression and interpersonal psychotherapy. Dr. Mufson has conducted training workshops on IPT-A throughout the United States, UK, Europe, and Scandinavia.
Anat Brunstein Klomek, Ph.D.
Anat Brunstein Klomek, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and the director of the graduate clinical program at the School of Psychology in the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel. Dr. Klomek is also an Adjunct Associate Research Scientist in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University in New York. Dr. Klomek received her Ph.D. in child clinical psychology from Bar Ilan University in Israel and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University. Dr. Klomek’s research focuses on psychopathology, bullying/cyberbullying, suicidality and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT-A) among adolescents. She was trained in Interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed adolescents (IPT-A) by Laura Mufson and is currently training and supervising in IPT-A in Israel and the U.S.
Mentalizing – Giving IPT an Evolutionary Advantage
Mentalizing – attending to mental states in oneself and others in order to understand intention and behavioiur – has been described as “the most fundamental common factor among psychotherapeutic techniques”. It is also an essential human activity, allowing us to navigate, more or less successfully, through increasingly challenging and complex interpersonal demands across the lifespan. IPT has developed over decades of research to provide a framework for responding to interpersonal difficulties from the cradle to the grave, tracking the earliest exchanges between parents and infants through the magnificent minefield of adolescence and into adulthood. In this workshop we will explore the possibility that IPT is best understood, not as a counterbalance to the destabilising effects of life events but, more fundamentally, an opportunity to re-engage in social learning, bring one’s own and others’ mind back into focus.
Roslyn Law, Ph.D.
Roslyn Law, Ph.D.
Dr Roslyn Law trained as a clinical psychologist at the University of Edinburgh and as an IPT practitioner and supervisor at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, Toronto. She has worked in multiple clinical settings, including primary care and specialist psychotherapy services for people with eating disorders, post traumatic reactions, sexual health and for children and families. She is an executive member of IPTUK and ISIPT, with lead roles in workforce development and dissemination. She is currently Deputy Director for CYP IAPT at UCL and Consultant Clinical Psychologist and IPT and IPT-A lead at The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. She was author of the national curriculum for IPT and IPT-A practitioner training and IPT supervisor training in IAPT and CYP IAPT and had written two books on IPT and IPT-A.
This workshop is aimed at IPT practitioners and supervisors with an interest in exploring and consolidating their use of Mentalization techniques in IPT. Knowledge of Mentalization techniques is not assumed and a concise introduction to the key ideas underpinning Mentalization and their relevance for IPT practice will be covered. This workshop will employ a combination of didactic teaching, discussion of clinical illustrations, demonstrations as well as participant role-plays.
At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:
* Explain the practical applications of mentalization based therapy techniques in IPT
* Recognize breaks in mentalization in therapists and clients
* Implement techniques for restoring mentalization in patients following practice in role playsClose
This short course is designed to give participants an overview of IPT for groups. The learning will include brief didactics, review and discussion of video demonstrations of group IPT, and brief experiential work using IPT for groups. It is suggested that clinicians attending this course already be familiar with IPT for individual clients/patients.
Scott Stuart, MD,
Scott Stuart, MD
Dr. Stuart is a psychiatrist and a Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology in the Departments of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Iowa (USA). He has been active in clinical work, education and research in the areas of Interpersonal Psychotherapy and perinatal psychiatry during the last two decades. Dr. Stuart completed his medical training at the University of Kansas, followed by internship at the University of Pittsburgh. He has received several teaching awards, and has conducted training courses in IPT in over 30 countries. He, along with Michael Robertson, is the founder of the ISIPT and served as the co-President of the organization for over a decade with Dr. Robertson. He and Dr. Robertson are the co-authors of the textbook Interpersonal Psychotherapy: A Clinician’s Guide (2nd ed).
Jessica Schultz, Ph.D.
Jessica Schultz, Ph.D., is a counseling psychologist and holds the positions of Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Psychology at Augustana College (Rock Island, Illinois). Dr. Schultz has been engaged in clinical work and research in IPT for nearly a decade, including extensive work in training and supervising new IPT clinicians. In addition to her work in IPT, she has also published in the areas of posttraumatic growth and forgiveness.
1. to understand the basic theoretical principles of IPT for groups
2. to learn basic techniques for IPT for groups
3. to learn the basic structure of IPT for groups
Family Based Interpersonal Psychotherapy (FB-IPT) is an effective treatment for depression in preadolescent children (ages 8-12). FB-IPT focuses on the family environment as a primary source of interpersonal stress for depressed preadolescents and provides a skills and strategies to both the preteen and parent to improve interpersonal communication and problem solving. This course will outline the developmental modifications, structure, and clinical strategies for conducting FB-IPT.
Laura J. Dietz, Ph.D.
Laura J. Dietz, Ph.D.
Laura J. Dietz, Ph.D. is a clinical and developmental psychologist whose research focuses on the study of family risk factors for depression and the development of psychosocial interventions for mood disorders in youths. Dr. Dietz completed her graduate work at the University of Pittsburgh, a predoctoral internship at Children’s Memorial Hospital, Feinberg School of Medicine, in Chicago, IL, and a postdoctoral fellowship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. For the past 10 years, Dr. Dietz has developed, manualized, and tested the efficacy and putative treatment mechanisms of Family Based Interpersonal Psychotherapy (FB-IPT) for Depressed Preadolescents. She is an Associate Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling at the University of Pittsburgh, and trains clinicians in Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents (IPT-A) and FB-IPT.
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants should be able to:
Introduction to Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT)
Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT) combines IPT with a behavioral approach to increasing regularity of daily routines (social rhythms). The premise of IPSRT is that improved routines will help to regulate disturbances in body clocks. This novel chronobiological intervention was “first-in-class” to use psychosocial strategies directly targeting disruptions in routines to entrain circadian rhythms. IPSRT strategies can be used for many patients with mood disorders who struggle with disordered routines and rhythms including disturbances in their sleep-wake cycle. The IPSRT approach has been expanded to include group therapy models for inpatient, intensive outpatient (day-hospital) and standard outpatient treatment. This presentation will consist of an overview of the treatment. It will focus on the theoretical rationale for IPSRT, introduce participants to strategies used by therapists when conducting IPSRT, and give learners an opportunity to practice assessing social rhythms using the Social Rhythm Metric. Participants will learn about body clocks and ways to improve mood by strengthening regularity of routines.
Ellen Frank, Ph.D.,
Ellen Frank, Ph.D.
Ellen Frank is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of psychiatry and psychology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For more than two decades, she directed the Depression and Manic Depression Prevention Program at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic.
Danielle M. Novick, Ph.D.
Dr. Danielle M. Novick is a clinical psychologist and supervisor at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. She received her undergraduate degree from Hampshire College and her doctoral degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Novick completed her clinical psychology internship at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Healthcare System. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan Depression Center.
Holly A. Swartz, MD
Dr. Holly A. Swartz is professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed her psychiatric residency training at New York Hospital / Cornell University School of Medicine. She currently serves as the Treasurer of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD), Past-President of the International Society for Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IsIPT), Scientific Program Chair for the 2019 biennial meeting of IsIPT, and Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Psychotherapy.
At the end of this course participants should be able to:
IPT for PTSD
Drs. Markowitz and Klein Rafaeli will present the adaptation of IPT for posttraumatic stress disorder, focusing on:
Although time is limited, attendees are invited to bring cases for discussion.
John Markowitz, MD,
John Markowitz, MD
John Markowitz, M.D. is a Research Psychiatrist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Professor of Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. He received his medical degree from Columbia University in 1982 and completed psychiatric residency training at the New York Hospital-Payne Whitney Clinic in 1986. He trained in cognitive behavioral therapy at the Center for Cognitive Therapy in Philadelphia, where he is a Founding Fellow, and in interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) with the late Gerald L. Klerman, M.D. at Cornell.
Alexandra Klein Rafaeli, MD
Alexandra Klein Rafaeli is a clinical psychologist (licensed in NY State-USA and Israel) who received her doctorate from Yeshiva University, New York City (USA). She also holds a masters degree in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City (USA). Dr. Rafaeli’s clinical training has mainly focused on evidence-based treatment approaches, and included a fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Adolescent Psychoeducational Treatment Program, training and research in Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) at the NY State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University, and an advanced certificate and post-doctoral fellowship in Cognitive/Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapies (CBT abd REBT) from the Albert Ellis Institute. She has worked as a therapist in outpatient clinics, counseling centers, and research settings and as a supervisor of psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers.
Learning objectives: At the end of this workshop, participants will: