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Postgraduate Course: IPT Level D (CLPS11075)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Health in Social Science CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course is designed for IPT-UK accredited practitioners who wish to progress to IPT-UK accredited supervisor status. It follows on from IPT Level A and B courses that already exist. The completion of IPT Level D, and associated coursework, will contribute to a portfolio that, alongside independent advanced casework, could be submitted for IPT-UK accreditation at supervisor status.
Course description IPT Level D is designed for IPT-UK accredited practitioners who wish to progress to IPT-UK accredited supervisor status. It is designed to support practitioners in receiving an IPT-UK accredited taught supervision course to support them in their supervision of others. Students will attend two days of supervisor training teaching which will include the opportunity to co-rate audio-tapes of clinical practice. IPT level D is designed for individuals who wish to undertake advanced casework (cases 5 and 6) and supervision of supervision independently from the University. It would contribute to part of a portfolio that could be submitted for IPT-UK accreditation at supervisor status. IPT is an evidence-based, safe and effective therapy for depression and related disorders. This course will focus on the development of supervision skills specific to Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) through contact days with the university. The course forms part of the MSc in Psychological Therapies and students have a range of options for continuing their studies on completion of this course. Due to the practice based elements of this course, the course is delivered over one year.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Costs of supervision of supervision will need to be met by students. Furthermore students need to have access to a trainee IPT therapist to supervise on at least one case to support coursework. Independent supervision of cases 5 and 6 will be required to meet IPT-UK supervision competencies.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2019/20, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Course Start Date 16/09/2019
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 16, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 106, Formative Assessment Hours 24, Summative Assessment Hours 24, Revision Session Hours 26, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 0 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 1. Reflective essay on supervision of others: 3000 words (100%)
2. Supervision competency (including co-marking of audio-tapes) has been achieved as assessed by supervisor (pass/fail)
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Students will demonstrate skills in evaluating adherence to the IPT model.
  2. Students will demonstrate skills in communicating effectively and constructively on others application of IPT knowledge and skills within clinical practice, including managing and supporting change in non-adherent practice.
  3. Students will develop knowledge and skills required to proficiently supervise IPT practice.
  4. Students will demonstrate capacity to reflect on their own supervision and associated IPT supervisor competencies.
Reading List
Weissman, M., Markowitz, J. & Klerman, G. (2000) Comprehensive Guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy. New York. Basic Books
Mufson, L., Pollack Dorta, K., Moreau, D. & Weissman, M.M. (2004). Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents (2nd edn). New York: Guilford Press.
Stuart, S. & Robertson, M. (2012) Interpersonal Psychotherapy: A Clinicians Giude. Second Edition. CRC Press
Law, R. (2013). Defeating Depression: How to use the people in your life to open the door to recovery. Robinson.
Markowitz, J & Weissman, M. (2012). Casebook of Interpersonal Psychotherapy. OUP USA
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills 1. Research and enquiry skills, including evaluation and critical analysis
2. Personal and intellectual autonomy skills, including accountability and working with others
3. Technical and practical skills
4. Communication, numeracy and IT skills
Course organiserDr Fiona Duffy
Tel: (0131 6)51 3935
Course secretaryMrs Clara Shaw
Tel: (0131 6)50 3037
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