About the IPT Institute

The IPT Institute is an international organization devoted to research in IPT and the training and certification of IPT clinicians, supervisors, and trainers. The Mission of the IPT Institute is to help clinicians around the world to deliver high quality evidence-based therapy to their clients through teaching and research in IPT.

The IPT Institute has been conducting courses in IPT for over 20 years throughout the US and worldwide. The Institute includes certified therapists, supervisors, and trainers in IPT; membership in the IPT Institute is free and open to anyone who has been trained in IPT. Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is an empirically validated treatment for a variety of psychiatric disorders.  The evidence for IPT supports its use for a variety of affective disorders, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders, and for a wide range of patients from children and adolescents to the elderly. IPT is recognized as an evidence-based psychotherapy by the American Psychiatric Association, The American Psychological Association, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in the UK, and the International Cochrane Collaboration.  There are now over 250 empirical studies supporting the efficacy and effectiveness of IPT.

The IPT Institute specifically focuses on:
-Training IPT clinicians, supervisors, and trainers to established standards
-Promoting the delivery of IPT at a high level of adherence and quality
-Conducting research regarding IPT training and adherence

The IPT Institute was founded in 2009. The Institute was developed specifically to develop and promote international standards for IPT training and certification. That continues to be our primary mission.

The IPT Institute conducts training around the world– to date in 32 different countries and in a host of languages including English, Portuguese, Greek, Russian, Chinese, French, and Turkish. The IPT Institute also hosts annual training conferences; the Fifth Annual Conference will be held in Los Angeles in 2018.