Details for Level A Practitioner Training For more information please visit the IPT West Midlands Website Location & course dates: Cohort 30 (Online) - Click here for full details Preparation Session = Wednesday 20th March 2024 – 9.30am – 11.30 am Monday 15th April, Tuesday 16th April, Wednesday 17th April 2024 – (9.15am – 4pm) Monday 22nd April, Tuesday 23rd April Wednesday 24th April 2024 (9.15am – 4pm) Tuesday 14th May 2024 – 9.15am – 1pm
2025 dates will be confirmed in May 2024.
Course Director:Dr Marie Wardle – Programme Director for IPT West Midlands, Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Fees: £1,200. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information regarding fees for Level B.
What is Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)? IPT is a time limited therapy which has an extensive evidence base as a therapy for depression with working age adults, older people and adolescents. The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) currently recommends IPT for the treatment of depression and eating disorders and there is also an emerging evidence base with other conditions and client groups including borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder (social rhythm therapy). Various clinical adaptations of IPT have also been developed e.g. IPT for groups (IPT-G) and brief IPT (IPT-B) .The main focus of IPT is to help clients to learn to link mood with interpersonal events, and to recognise that by appropriately addressing interpersonal situations they may improve both their relationships and their symptoms.
Who is eligible for this training? Applicants must have: •A core profession (please view IPT West Midlands for a list of recognised core professions) •Substantial post qualification experience in conducting psychological therapy •Registration with a core professional body. If your core profession is not in psychological therapies you must have professional membership aligned to your psychological therapies work e.g. BPS, BACP, UKCP, BABCP, ISPC •Current employment to deliver High Intensity therapies within a commissioned IAPT service (minimum WTE 0.5)
Funded places are available for NHS clinicians who work in the Midlands and East.
What is the aim of the training? This is Practitioner Level training. It will enable participants to become an IPT practitioner and to meet the requirement for practitioner level accreditation with IPT UK.
What will the training involve? You must complete both parts of the training: Level A: 7 Day Course The course provides an introduction to the IPT model and enables participants to gain the skills to begin the Supervised Practice element of the training (Level B). Level B: Supervised Practice To pass Level B involves the successful completion of four IPT cases under the supervision of an IPT UK approved supervisor. It includes submitting audio tapes for assessment and writing a reflective report for each case. Completing Level B takes approximately 10 months. Supervision venues and times can be negotiated and there is also an option to receive supervision via telephone or Skype
Please refer to the profiles of our Course Trainers for IPT West Midlands below:
Dr Marie Wardle – Programme Director for IPT West Midlands Marie has worked for Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) for over 20 years in various clinical settings, including secondary care services, community mental health teams, primary care services and IAPT. She is the founder of IPT West Midlands and an IPT-UK approved trainer. Originally trained as an integrative psychotherapist and clinical supervisor, studying at the University of Manchester (School of Education), Liverpool and Chester. She has undertaken a 3 year curriculum course in Psychiatry (MRCpsych) at the Teaching Hospital in North Staffs. and has led on various programmes in mental health, lecturing and supervising on MRCpsych programmes, and other organizations. Her recent research interests are in lifestyle medicine and developing courses in this growing field.
Lorraine Manley - IPT UK Practitioner and Supervisor Lorraine is an accredited IPT UK Trainer, Supervisor and Practitioner. She qualified with a degree in Person-Centred Therapy and a Masters in Counselling Studies from the University of Liverpool. Lorraine has worked for MPFT for nearly 20 years in various clinical settings across the Trust as a Supervisor, IPT therapist and Counsellor. Her previous working experience has included; working for Shropshire Council Youth Services offering counselling to children and young people, for the Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS FT providing counselling and CBT for adult services and Consultant Psychotherapist for Cheshire East CMHT Psychology Department, offering High-Intensity step 4 CBT and Psychotherapy. She has also spent 16 years volunteering and offering her services as a Supervisor for Shropshire Cruse Bereavement Services.
Heather Morgan - IPT UK Practitioner and Supervisor Heather is an accredited IPT UK Practitioner and Supervisor and is employed with Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust. She has worked with the Trust for 16 years as a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. She has many years’ experience working in different mental health sectors with previous roles in independent organisations including Alcohol Services and Employee Assistance Programmes. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Podiatric Medicine (University of Westminster), a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision and MA in Counselling Studies (University of Chester).
How do I apply? Application forms can be requested through Dr Marie Wardle, Programme Director and Lead Trainer, on email@example.com
‘There is a lot to learn, but the course is well structured and I found it interactive, challenging and very informative. I am looking forward to getting going now with my clients.’
‘Well organised. Comprehensive materials. Great handbooks. Excellent teaching staff. Handy to see case examples, portfolios and practice skills.’
‘Facilitators very enthusiastic and clear about model. Questions were welcomed. Combination of teaching method and able to work in small groups.’
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