Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is a time-limited and effective treatment for depression. Its four problem areas encompass many of the issues seen in clinical practice with depressed older adults: Life Transitions, Grief, Disputes, and Social Isolation/Loneliness (also known as Interpersonal Deficits). This three session, six hour workshop will review foundational issues related to depression in older adults and how IPT can be implemented with older people. Following each of the sessions, participants will have the opportunity to have a brief case consultation with the presenter on how IPT might be implemented with existing or future older clients.
Workshop participants will be provided a previously published overview of IPT with older adults by the presenter.
In advance of the workshop, participants might consider reading either of these two books, both of which are available on Amazon or other book outlets:
Hinrichsen, G. A. and Clougherty, K. F. (2006). Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Older Adults. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. [Note: This is the clinical treatment manual for IPT with older adults.]
Weissman, M.M., Markowitz, J.C., & Klerman, G.L. (2018). The guide to interpersonal psychotherapy: Updated and expanded edition. New York: Oxford University Press.
Interpersonal Psychotherapy Training Series
Monday, June 14, 2:00pm – 4:30pm CT
Monday, June 21, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm CT
Monday, June 28, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm CT
Please register HERE.