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PSME427 Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Outlines the processes involved in establishing interpersonal psychotherapy into a mental health service, allowing individuals to gain an advanced knowledge of the theory and skills of interpersonal psychotherapy.

Graduates who have completed this paper will have a qualification as a competent interpersonal psychotherapy practitioner. This is a very useful and advantageous competency when seeking employment for/or advancing work in a health care setting. This can also be used as the foundation for training as a supervisor of this therapy, another useful clinical skill of interest to health employees. It may also be used within a research environment.

Paper title Interpersonal Psychotherapy
Paper code PSME427
Subject Psychological Medicine
EFTS 0.5000
Points 60 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,603.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $19,739.00

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Limited to
MHealSc, PGDipHealSc, PGCertHealSc
Eligibility

Suitable for registered health practitioners with at least two years' experience. Applicants must be working in a setting with a mental health component (this can include a DHB, NGO, or Primary health practice). Applicants should have an awareness of psychological therapies and be able to access and include suitable Interpersonal Psychotherapy clients into their workload. As there is a clinical component to this course, there is an interview process as well. If successful, you will then be invited to continue with formal enrolment.

Enrolments for this paper are limited, and it requires departmental permission. View more information about limitations of enrolment.

Contact
Judith Stone, judith.stone@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Convenors: Associate Professor Sue Luty and Dawn Nolan

Teaching Arrangements
Four 3-day block compulsory workshops in Christchurch over a full academic year. Attendance at block courses is compulsory.

There will also be 17 group supervision sessions of three hours' duration. A logbook will be used to document skills.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking, Ethics.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing the paper a student should
  • Have an understanding of the basic principles, practice and research of IPT
  • Have a basic understanding of the ethical and legal issues related to IPT
  • Demonstrate effective communication and liaison with others using an IPT model
  • Develop and become proficient at critically analysing, interpreting data and problem solving
  • Be able to locate, organise, synthesise and apply information in order to understand the psychotherapy process in IPT

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Assessment

Completion of a log book
Preparation of a research proposal using IPT as therapy 30%
Self-critique of a candidate’s own transcribed session of IPT 30%
An individual case presentation 40%

Further information

Judith Stone
Department of Psychological Medicine
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
Tel +64 3 372 6704
Email judith.stone@otago.ac.nz

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Timetable

Full Year

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle

Outlines the processes involved in establishing interpersonal psychotherapy into a mental health service, allowing individuals to gain an advanced knowledge of the theory and skills of interpersonal psychotherapy.

Graduates who have completed this paper will have a qualification as a competent interpersonal psychotherapy practitioner. This is a very useful and advantageous competency when seeking employment for/or advancing work in a health care setting. This can also be used as the foundation for training as a supervisor of this therapy, another useful clinical skill of interest to health employees. It may also be used within a research environment.

Paper title Interpersonal Psychotherapy
Paper code PSME427
Subject Psychological Medicine
EFTS 0.5000
Points 60 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2020 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

^ Top of page

Limited to
MHealSc, PGDipHealSc, PGCertHealSc
Eligibility

Suitable for registered health practitioners with at least two years' experience. Applicants must be working in a setting with a mental health component (this can include a DHB, NGO, or Primary health practice). Applicants should have an awareness of psychological therapies and be able to access and include suitable Interpersonal Psychotherapy clients into their workload. As there is a clinical component to this course, there is an interview process as well. If successful, you will then be invited to continue with formal enrolment.

Contact
Judith Stone, judith.stone@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Convenors: Associate Professor Sue Luty and Dawn Nolan

Teaching Arrangements
Four 3-day block compulsory workshops in Christchurch over a full academic year. Attendance at block courses is compulsory.

There will also be 17 group supervision sessions of three hours' duration. A logbook will be used to document skills.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking, Ethics.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing the paper a student should
  • Have an understanding of the basic principles, practice and research of IPT
  • Have a basic understanding of the ethical and legal issues related to IPT
  • Demonstrate effective communication and liaison with others using an IPT model
  • Develop and become proficient at critically analysing, interpreting data and problem solving
  • Be able to locate, organise, synthesise and apply information in order to understand the psychotherapy process in IPT

^ Top of page

Assessment

Completion of a log book
Preparation of a research proposal using IPT as therapy 30%
Self-critique of a candidate’s own transcribed session of IPT 30%
An individual case presentation 40%

Further information

Judith Stone
Department of Psychological Medicine
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
Tel +64 3 372 6704
Email judith.stone@otago.ac.nz

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Timetable

Full Year

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle