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Interpersonal Psychotherapy Workshop 2011

Drs. Paula Ravitz, Heather Flett, Sian Rawkins, Priya Watson, and Paul Westlind

Friday March 25 and Saturday March 26, 2011
Friday June 17 and Saturday June 18, 2011


Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is a brief manual-based therapy originally developed for treatment of major depression, and empirically supported by research that has demonstrated efficacy through a progression of trials over the past 30 years.  Grounded in attachment and interpersonal theories that highlight the critical importance of relationships, IPT focuses on assisting patients to cope with life events related to interpersonal changes, losses, conflicts and isolation that are associated with the onset or perpetuation of psychiatric illness.  The goals of IPT are to remit symptoms, improve functioning, alleviate interpersonal distress and help patients to build or better utilize social supports.

Learn practical, technical aspects of IPT in an interactive format with standardized patients.  At the conclusions of the couse, participants will be able to:
  • Use IPT therapeutic guidelines to help patients with communication and interpersonal problems related to losses, changes or disagreements.
  • Apply attachment and interpersonal theories along with cultural formulation to inform your clinical understanding of patients.
  • Use Motivational Interviewing techniques to improve your engagement with patients. 


Suitable for supervisory faculty, family physicians, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, GP-psychotherapists, psychologists, occupational therapists and other mental health professioanls.

Participants who complete the workshop can apply this to the MSPI Certificate in Psychotherapy Program

For staff bios and more information about the workshop, please click here for our flyer.


Workshop Fee

The cost for the workshop is $745.  This includes refreshments and lunch on the Fridays.

All 4 dates are to be attended.


Registration closed. 


For more information, please contact:

Connie Kim
Administrative Coordinator, MSPI
Mount Sinai Hospital, Department of Psychiatry
925-600 University Ave.
Toronto ON M5G 1X5
416 586-4800, ext. 2473
416 586-8654