IPT Community-Based Training and Certification


IPT Institute Community-Based Training and Certification has been developed specifically for community agencies and practitioners, and has been empirically demonstrated to lead to high quality practice of IPT.  Completion of Community-Based Training in IPT results in "IPT Certified Therapist" designation, and is also accepted as meeting the requirements for Level B Training in IPT.  Community-Based Training requirements are:




  • Familiarity with the IPT manual (1)

  • Professional clinical training in mental health



1) Completion of an IPT Institute accredited two-day Level A IPT Course

2) Completion of at least 10 biweekly hour-long group consultation calls

3) Completion of two IPT portfolios (one portfolio for each of two different clients)

    Each portfolio is reviewed by an IPT Institute expert using the IPT Quality and Adherence Measure

    Each portfolio must include:

     a) Case Report of the IPT treatment

     b) Interpersonal Inventory (Circle)

     c) Interpersonal Formulation and Summary

     d) Self-Evaluation Form (based on the IPT Quality and Adherence Measure)

     e) Patient Outcome Measures (PHQ-9 and GAD-7 administered at baseline and every 4 sessions to the end of treatment)

     f) An audio or videotape of one session which meets standards for quality and adherence

4) Completion of a one-day IPT Booster Course

5) Participation in ongoing Advanced IPT Training at least every 3 years


IPT Institute Community-Based Training and Certification- Print Format


(1) Required IPT Textbook: Stuart S, Robertson M: Interpersonal Psychotherapy: A Clinician's Guide, 2nd Edition. Oxford University Press, London, 2012.