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The principles and practice of interpersonal psychotherapy for depression. A critical understanding of the theory and development of this short-term psychotherapy.
Individuals who have a basic knowledge of this evidenced-based short-term psychotherapy will be able to apply this knowledge in a health care setting and improve outcomes for their patients. This can also be used as a foundation for learning practical skills and advancing to higher level study and research in this short-term therapy. This is attractive to health care employers who wish to support the advancement of clinical skills.
|Paper title||Introduction to Interpersonal Psychotherapy|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2020|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,857.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$10,363.00|
- Limited to
- MHealSc, PGDipHealSc
- Candidates must possess an appropriate health professional qualification and have at least two years postgraduate clinical experience.
- Candidates must possess an appropriate health professional qualification and have at least two years' postgraduate clinical experience. Suitable for individuals with a health background and experience of working with mental health disorders.
- Judith Stone, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Teaching staff
- Convenor: Associate Professor Sue Luty
- Paper Structure
- The paper's content will include:
- Basic knowledge of different interpersonal theories
- The theory and application of interpersonal theories to the development of IPT
- Understanding the approach to an interpersonal psychotherapy assessment process
- Developing the ability to relate patient information to interpersonal theory, thus developing formulation of the presentation of a depressed patient with regard to interpersonal psychotherapy
- Understanding of how patients present with the four problem areas described in IPT (interpersonal role disputes, interpersonal role transitions, grief, interpersonal skill deficits)
- Understanding the approach to initiating sessions with a patient in IPT
- Understanding the approach to ending sessions of IPT
- Teaching Arrangements
- Four 2-day compulsory workshops in Christchurch. Attendance at all block courses is compulsory.
- Frank E: Treating Bipolar Disorder: A Clinician's Guide to Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy. New York: Guilford, 2005
- Hovaguimian T, Markowitz JC: La Psychothérapie Interpersonnelle de la Dépression. Genève: Editions Médecine & Hygiène Société, 2002
- Klerman GL, Weissman MM, Rounsaville BJ, Chevron ES: Interpersonal Psychotherapy of Depression. New York: Basic Books, 1984
- Klerman GL, Weissman MM (Eds.): New Applications of Interpersonal Psychotherapy. Washington, D.C., American Psychiatric Press, 1993
- Markowitz JC: Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Dysthymic Disorder. Washington, D.C., American Psychiatric Press, 1998
- Markowitz JC (Editor): Interpersonal Psychotherapy. Review of Psychiatry series, Volume 17. Series Editors: Oldham JM, Riba MB. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Press, 1998
- Mufson L, Dorta KP, Moreau D, Weissman MM: Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents, second edition. New York: Guilford, 2004
- Pergami A, Grassi L, Markowitz JC: Il Trattamento Psicologico della Depressione nell’Infezionee da HIV La Psicoterapia Interpersonale. Milan: Franco Angeli, 1999
- Stuart S, Robertson M: Interpersonal Psychotherapy: A Clinician's Guide. London, Edward Arnold (Oxford University Press), 2003
- Weissman MM, Markowitz JC, Klerman GL: Comprehensive Guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy. New York: Basic Books, 2000
- Weissman MM: Mastering Depression: A Patient Guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy. Albany, N. Y, Graywind Publications, Inc. 1995, Currently available through The Psychological Corporation, Order Service Center, P. O. Box 839954, San Antonio, TX 78283-3954, Tel 1-800-228-0752, Fax 1-800-232-1223
- Wilfley, DE, Mackenzie KR, Welch RR, Ayres VE, Weissman MM: Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Group. New York, NY: Basic Books, 2000
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Critical thinking.
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- 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