IPt & the installation of hope

friday June 16, 2023 15:00- 16:30


  Hope is a key part of the change process, and the instillation of hope has long been recognized as a common factor across established psychotherapies, including IPT.  Hope may be an even more critical part of our clinical work in this time of great unease as our world faces climate change, political division, wars, continued COVID strain, and more. 

  In this workshop, we will discuss the importance of hope and share strategies for instilling hope within an interpersonal framework.  We will also explore how we might cultivate and protect our own sense of hope as IPT clinicians seeking to provide great clinical care within often challenging contexts and systems. 

INSTRUCTOR: Jessica Schultz, PhD

  Jessica M. Schultz, Ph.D., is a counseling psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychology at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. She completed her doctoral degree at the University of Iowa and clinical internship at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Iowa and has a small private practice. A fellow in the Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Institute, she deeply enjoys providing training, consultation, and support to clinicians learning IPT.  Her research focuses on posttraumatic growth, forgiveness, and training and dissemination of empirically supported psychological treatments.