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.
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- Limited to
- MHealSc, PGDipHealSc, PGCertHealSc
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.
- More information link
- View further information about PSME 427
- Teaching staff
Department of Psychological Medicine
- 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 are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Critical thinking, Ethics.
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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