Dates: 2nd, 5th, 9th, 12th, 16th May 2023 Venue: Online Course Instructors:Dr Roslyn Law (Consultant Clinical Psychologist) & Dr Yvonne Hemmings (Consultant Clinical Psychologist) Course fees: £1250 Book: Click here for more information and to register
Course outline This six-day course, including one follow up refresher day, will provide a comprehensive introduction to the knowledge competencies of IPT-A for depression in adolescents and an introduction to the skills competencies, which will be developed more fully in supervised clinical casework. The course aims to enable students to deliver IPT-A competently and creatively and to act as expert resources to professional colleagues, contributing to the development of appropriate care pathways for IPT-A and informed patient choice. This course is based on the overarching competency framework for CYP IAPT.
The course has a broad theoretical base, reflecting the integration of medical and interpersonal models of depression. In addition to providing practical, intensive and detailed skills training, the course will aim to increase students’ knowledge base of theory and research in IPT-A. This course will further introduce students to theories of evidence based practice, feedback informed practice, young people's participation, adolescents’ psychological development (social, emotional, moral) and mentalization.
Aims of the course: It aims to equip students to become skilled and creative independent IPT-A practitioners in the context of service transformation and:
To develop practical skills in delivering IPT-A for depression.
To develop practical competency in working collaboratively with parents and educational services as part of routine treatment of depression in young people
To develop practice skills in conceptualizing and formulating from an interpersonal perspective and to develop a critical understanding of the parameters of such an approach
To develop critical knowledge of the theoretical origins and research literature relating to IPT-A for depression.
Who is the course suitable for? Applicants should have a mental health qualification and at least two years post qualification experience of providing psychological therapy for young people with mental health problems. Applicants, who have completed two years full time training in delivering psychological therapies e.g. final year clinical psychology trainees, are also welcome to apply. Applicants with a range of training backgrounds are welcome e.g. clinical and counselling psychologists, counsellors, child psychotherapists, psychiatrists, nurse therapists, social workers, and GP’s. The course is not suitable for applicants who wish to acquire basic therapeutic skills.
"The knowledge being communicated was exceptional and delivered without any arrogance, yet expertly instilling huge confidence in the subject and therapy. The patience of the trainer was equally noticed. The course exceeded my expectations. I was already very interested in IPT / narrative therapy and I am even more determined to try and take this further."
"Dr Law's presentation was fantastic and allowed me (a newbie to IPT) to develop enough of an understanding to use IPT skills in my daily practice. I would have no problem recommending this course to any mental health practitioner."
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