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The Association for Psychological Therapies prides itself on the written feedback we receive for our courses. Below is just some of the great reviews the IPT Essentials (Interpersonal Psychotherapy) course has received.
"A fantastic course, full of relevant, inspiring information which will hopefully be applicable to many of the women we care for. I have found the learning enjoyable and look forward to taking this approach forward."
"Really enjoyable course. Well presented, well-paced, and full of relevant information."
"Very interesting and engaging course which is very relevant to my current practice. It is good that the course takes into consideration your own learning style and there is no pressure to ask questions etc."
"A ‘both feet on the ground’ psychotherapy training! 10/10."
"I never thought a 3-day course would flyby so fast and I would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone working in mental health or training as a psychiatrist."
Liam Kennedy, Psychiatry
"I feel confident to be able to implement into practice. I feel like it has really enhanced my knowledge and would like the opportunity of attending further courses."
Leanne Simpson, CAMHS Practitioner
"A very interesting course – very relevant to my new role. The course was delivered brilliantly in a user friendly way. I found drawing on personal experiences very helpful as well as role play (even though I didn’t speak out loud I was able to see which direction I would take as the role play continued)."
Kirsty Hayton-Kylie, CAMHS Practitioner
"Excellent delivery of the course. Clear explanations given, examples used to demonstrate the practice application and good use of materials."
Amanda Wood, CAMHS Practitioner
"Really interesting. Great to be doing some therapy training. I got a lot from it."
Cathy Pettitt, MHP
"I really enjoyed these two days. I feel more empowered and stronger in my personal competencies."
Gill Burgess, Mental Health Practitioner
"I feel that the course was expertly adapted to meet the needs of the audience of MHPS. The tutor's style was warm and approachable ... Thank you for an invigorating course."
Claire McMyler, Mental Health Practitioner
A 3-day course.
An exposition on Interpersonal Psychotherapy, in a way that enables and encourages delegates to use it in their practice.
Interpersonal Psychotherapy is a brief psychological therapy for depression, which has now been applied to other areas of mental health. Its goals are simple and practical, namely to reduce symptomatology and to improve social functioning. Interpersonal psychotherapy is recommended in NICE guidelines, notably for the treatment of depression. This is only as it should be because IPT hit the headlines as long ago as 1989 in Elkin et al's massive NIMH study which demonstrated the IPT was the only psychological therapy to effect severe depression (in spite of the inclusion of CBT in the study). On spite of this, and in spite of its strong evidence base, IPT is not as widely practiced as perhaps it should be.
This course therefore focuses primarily on teaching delegates how to deliver IPT or, more precisely, how to incorporate the ideas and methods of IPT into their practice, to the degree they wish to. It also covers a little on the background and the evidence base, but its prime focus is to familiarise mental health practitioners with the ideas and methods of IPT.
We continuously monitor the quality of our training by obtaining feedback on the two key scales of relevance and presentation from every course delegate. Below are the average ratings for the last three runnings of this course.
Average Presentation rating: 94%
Average Relevance rating: 90%
*These statistics were last updated in February 2020.