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Interpersonal Therapy Intermediate Workshop

Format Workshop
Presenters Paul Rushton
Description A standard introductory workshop in IPT is usually two days with the second day including practical exercises, before proceeding to advanced training. As a one day introductory workshop was offered on the Sunshine Coast for the APS in 2009 this workshop will provide a brief refresher on IPT before proceeding to practical exercises traditionally included on day two. These exercises will include a case study formulation exercise and a role play to enhance participants' understanding of the clinical application of IPT. For further information on IPT visit Participants will have attended an IPT workshop of a minimum of 1 day or at least read a book or substantial material on IPT.

Learning Outcomes:
1.Enhanced knowledge of the structure and problem areas for IPT
2.Increased familiarity with key IPT techniques
3.Increased competence in delivering IPT in clinical practice
About the presenter(s) Paul Rushton is a Clinical Psychologist and the Managing Director of PRA Consulting, a firm based on the Gold Coast that specialises in psychological therapies and employee assistance. He has extensive experience in a range of areas including clinical psychology, and public mental health. He has held adjunct academic appointments as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Bond University, Lecturer at Griffith University (Gold Coast Campus) in post-graduate CBT, and Sessional Lecturer with the Medical School at the University of Queensland. He is a member of the Clinical College of the APS.

Paul is considered one of the leading authorities on clinical training in IPT in the pacific region. He has conducted over seventy workshops on IPT in five countries. He regularly provides training workshops nationally and internationally, for organisations as diverse as the Australian Psychological Society, PsychOz and the Singapore Government. In 2004/5 he conducted an IPT workshop tour across Australia for the APS and he has repeated this on three occasions for PsychOz. His last tour for PsychOZ attracted 500 registrants in four cities. Paul embraces a variety of different therapeutic approaches.
Location QLD Regional, Australia
Venue Caloundra RSL Events Centre
19 West Terrace, Caloundra, Caloundra

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 27 Oct 2012
Time Registration 8.30am, Workshop 9am-5pm (lunch included)
Cost APS member Early Bird Rate $180 till 30th September, APS member $230, All others $250
Notes Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is a semi-structured, time-limited therapy with demonstrated efficacy for a range of conditions including Depression and Bulimia. IPT is included as one of the medicare funded focussed psychological strategies due to its evidence-base. IPT was developed in the late 1970s as a brief structured psychological treatment for Depression. It later rose to prominence when it compared favourably to CBT and medication in the NIMH Treatment of Depression study conducted in the mid 1980s. The efficacy of IPT as a treatment alternative or adjunct to other approaches has since been confirmed in numerous studies for conditions as diverse as Post-Natal Depression, and Bulimia. Despite these developments, many practitioners within Australia have received little exposure to IPT education and training.
Organiser Sunshine Coast Branch (QLD)
Contact Name Katherine Mellor
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