Event Details

ADAA Institute: Interpersonal Psychotherapy Training for Anxiety and Depression (ONLY)

Apr 04, 2013 09:00am - Apr 04, 2013 05:00pm
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada), Tijuana

Event Type: Educational
Category: Preconference


Interpersonal Psychotherapy Training for Anxiety and Depression

CE/CME: 6 credits

$95 (members)  $200 (nonmembers)


This training workshop is designed for mental health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers) who aim to learn the fundamentals of this psychotherapy. The workshop is divided into two parts.

Introduction to IPT I: Basic Concepts and Strategies
(Part I: morning session)

Participants will acquire knowledge of its research base, structure, and techniques in individual and group modalities. Case vignettes will illustrate the phases of the treatment.

Learning Objectives

  1. Give participants the historical and theoretical background, and research evidence for IPT.
  2. Educate participants in basic principles, strategies, and techniques of individual IPT for depression.
  3. Educate participants in group adaptations of IPT

Introduction to IPT II: Practice Core IPT Strategies and Techniques
Prerequisite: Introduction to IPT I
(Part II: afternoon session)

Participants will learn about the adaptation of IPT for adolescents and older adults and will practice core techniques of IPT through role-play.

Learning Objectives

  1. Through practice the participants will learn core IPT techniques.
  2. Participants will learn content and delivery adaptations of IPT for adolescents and older adults.
  3. Discuss with participants application of IPT to their patient population.

9:00 am – 4:00 pm: Presentations
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm: Lunch break (on your own)
4:00 – 5:00 pm: Q&A session


Kathleen Clougherty, MSW, LCSW
IPT Supervisor
Columbia University of Social Work

Lena Verdeli, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychology and Education
Columbia University

If you plan to attend  the ADAA Institute on IPT and the ADAA Anxiety and Depression Conference register here.

About Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Interpersonal therapy, or IPT, is most often used on a one-on-one basis to treat depression or dysthymia, a more persistent but less severe form of depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

IPT is based on the idea that improving communication patterns and the ways people relate to others will effectively treat depression. IPT helps identify how a person interacts with other people. When a behavior is causing problems, IPT guides the person to change the behavior. IPT explores major issues that may add to a person's depression, such as grief, or times of upheaval or transition. Sometimes IPT is used along with antidepressant medications.

Cancellation: Notice of cancellation must be received in writing by March 4, 2013. A $50 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds. Cancellations will not be accepted after March 4, 2013 for any reason, including medical and travel complications, due to the many costs associated with planning and organizing this conference. All refunds will be issued after the conference ends.

Early registration ends on Aug 31, 2012.
Regular registration starts on Sep 01, 2012 and ends on Apr 30, 2013.
Late registration starts on May 01, 2013.
All times are 12:00am (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).

Registration Fees
Fee TypeMember FeeNon-Member Fee
 ADAA Institute: IPT (ONLY)
Early: $95.00$200.00
Regular: $95.00$200.00
Late: $95.00$200.00