Postgraduate Course: Interpersonal Psychotherapy Adolescent (CLPS11031)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Interpersonal Psychotherapy provides a pragmatic, time-limited and focused approach to the treatment of major depression. It is modest in its use of psychotherapy jargon and promotes attention to the relationship-based issues, which are central to the experience of many depressed patients. The treatment does not become entangled in questions of causation, acknowledging the capacity for depression to both precipitate and reflect interpersonal change and difficulty. Instead, it attends to difficulties arising in the daily experience of maintaining relationships and resolving difficulties while suffering an episode of major depression. The fundamental clinical task of IPT is to help patients to learn to link mood with interpersonal contacts, and to recognise that, by appropriately addressing interpersonal situations, they may simultaneously improve both their relationships and depressive state.
IPT strategies reflect a bias of attention towards the social world of the patient, while the techniques employed are common to many forms of psychotherapy. IPT assumes a common experience among depressed patients, manifest in their social withdrawal, and declining expectations and performance across work, social and family domains as they are increasingly burdened by the emotional, cognitive and physical changes associated with a major depressive episode.
This course aims to equip child and adolescent mental health professionals working in the NHS with an understanding of the psychological models and scientific principles underlying interpersonal psychotherapy with young people, and the application of these in practice with a variety of presenting problems and groups.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Placement Study Abroad Hours 36,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One case conceptualisation of 4000-5000 words (100%)
|No Exam Information
| * Students will develop an advanced understanding of the theory related to the practice of interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT)
* Demonstrate a full, critical and integrated understanding of the developmental and psychological theories that underlie effective IPT interventions as these are applied to some of the most common problems of adolescents.
* Students will develop a critical understanding of the therapeutic parameters relevant to an interpersonal perspective
* Demonstrate proficiency in conceptualising and formulating an individual's clinical presentation in an interpersonal perspective.
* Students will demonstrate expanded and reflective knowledge and skills of interpersonal psychotherapy in reference to common disorders in adolescence and early adulthood.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Mr Matthias Schwannauer
Tel: (0131 6)51 3954
|Course secretary||Mrs Lorna Sheal
Tel: (0131 6)51 3970
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