An Introduction to Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents (IPT-A) with Dr. Laura Mufson, PhD
Dr. Mufson is also the co-author of the prevention model (IPT-AST) and the model for preadolescent depression (FB-IPT). She has written numerous publications on adolescent depression, temperament, and psychopathology. Dr. Mufson conducts training workshops on IPT-A internationally.
1) To learn the basic principles of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for depression
2) To understand key IPT-A strategies and techniques
This event is geared towards beginner, intermediate and advanced professionals.
IPT-A is a time-limited (12–16 sessions) individual psychotherapy for adolescents ages 12–18 suffering from depression. IPT-A focuses on how relationship issues are related to the onset or ongoing occurrence of depressive symptoms.
IPT-A aims to help:
1) Adolescents recognize their feelings and think about how interpersonal events or conflicts might affect their mood
2) Improve communication and problem-solving skills
3) Enhance social functioning and lessen stress experienced in relationships; and decrease depressive symptoms.
The Wellness Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TWI maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
CE Credit: 1.5
Social Workers, LMFTs, and LPC/LMHCs in many states can satisfy their continuing education requirements at APA-approved sponsor’s events.
The Wellness Institute, the event planners, and the presenters receive no commercial support for this program.
About Dr. Laura Mufson
Dr. Mufson is the developer of the adolescent adaptation of interpersonal psychotherapy for depression (IPT-A) and is the leading expert on its use with depressed adolescents. She is co-author of the prevention model (IPT-AST) and the model for preadolescent depression (FB-IPT). She is the author of numerous publications on adolescent depression, temperament, psychopathology, and risk factors for psychopathology, as well as articles and book chapters on the treatment of adolescent depression and interpersonal psychotherapy. Dr. Mufson conducts training workshops on IPT-A internationally.
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