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Interpersonal Psychotherapy for adolescents & adults

Format Training Course
Presenters Rob McAlpine & Anthony Hillin
Description An attachment-based intervention for depression and related disorders

About this workshop
IPT is an evidence-based intervention developed in the mid-1980's for the management of depression. IPT was adapted for adolescents in 1993 and revised in 2004.
This introductory course will present an overview of IPT/IPT-A, then focus on the development of skills required to implement an effective IPT/IPT-A intervention.

Learning Objectives
* Summarise the theory & evidence base for IPT/IPT-A
(detail of this is provided in pre-course reading)
* Outline the general techniques of IPT/IPT-A including:
encouragement of affect; interpersonal incidents;
communication analysis; problem solving; role plays.
* Explain how attachment theory can inform IPT/IPT-A.
* Build on existing skills in assessment to develop specific
competencies in assessing client suitability for IPT/IPT-A,
attachment style & major problem areas.
* Practise skills in conducting an Interpersonal Inventory and an
Interpersonal formulation.
* Practice skills in the problem areas of Conflict and Role
transition in some detail.
* Provide brief description of the problem areas of Complex
grief and Interpersonal gaps
* Consider the conclusion of the acute phase of therapy and
options for maintenance treatment.
* Address the role of, and consider options for, supervision.

A range of learning methods is used, including didactic
presentations, experiential exercises, small group
activities, skill demonstrations, role play & self-reflection.
About the presenter(s) Rob McAlpine is a clinical psychologist who has extensive experience working with adults and adolescents. He has over 17 years experience working with IPT and IPT-A.
Rob also provides training and supervision in managing trauma using IRRT.

Anthony Hillin has more than 25 years experience working with adolescent and adult issues as a clinician, trainer and manager of an adolescent mental health service. His training and consulting has been commissioned by over 100 agencies in UK, USA, India and Australia. Anthony's work spans a wide range of issues including grief and loss, sexuality and team building.

Rob and Anth are both certified IPT trainers with the Interpersonal Psychotherapy Institute. As well as providing training in IPT, they provide supervision for therapists using IPT in Australia & the USA. They have jointly delivered a suite of 5 courses in adolescent anxiety, depression & related disorders to over 2,000 mental health clinicians & school & TAFE counsellors.
Location QLD Metro, Australia
Venue To be advised
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Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 23 Nov 2012 to 24 Nov 2012
Time 9am-4.30pm
Cost Early Bird (1 month prior) $580 Standard $640
Organiser LifeWise Psychology
Contact Name Cath Brownell
Telephone 02 49481226
Fax 02 4948 1669