ABOUT THE COURSE:
This course will help mental health clinicians gain an understanding about Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), an evidenced based practice proven to be helpful in treating Depressive Disorders, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Social Phobia and some Eating Disorders. The course will review the research and theory underlying IPT. Then participants will receive a description of the interventions utilized in the initial, middle, end and maintenance phases of IPT. Two live sessions are provided for the participant to listen to obtain a good understanding of how to implement two essential techniques, the interpersonal inventory and the case formulation, to lay the groundwork for the middle and end phases.
The instructor is Sharon Greene, LCSW. Ms. Greene has been adjunct faculty at the University of Southern California and California State University Northridge in the Graduate Social Work Departments for the past 5 years. She is currently the training director at Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center which is a nonprofit that provides mental health services to children and their families. She has been providing mental health services to children and their families for over 15 years. She is a certified therapist, supervisor and trainer in Interpersonal Psychotherapy by the Interpersonal Psychotherapy Institute. She has been providing training and supervision in this model for 5 years and has seen its efficacy in treating clients with multiple psychiatric disorders.
In this course users will be able to:
1. Articulate the underlying three theories of IPT
2. To define the change theory of IPT
3. To define the four different attachment styles
4. To articulate the goals of the initial phase
5. To explain how to do the interpersonal inventory
6. To describe how to do the case formulation
7. To describe the three problem areas and interventions for each.
8. To describe the interventions for the conclusion phase