telling stories in IPt

Saturday June 17, 2023 13:30- 15:00


Stories are the way in which we become know and come to know others.  The ability to tell stories well is a critical part of IPT and all other psychotherapies, particularly as a mechanism of change and influence.  Therapists often miss opportunities to tell stories, and to help their clients speak to their own stories as well.

This session will focus on how to tell stories well in IPT.  We will cover ways to use stories as therapeutic tools, and to generate stories that are relevant for clients.

The session will include interactive discussion and participant role playing as well as observations of experts demonstrating specific techniques.

INSTRUCTOR: Scott Stuart, MD

    Dr. Stuart is a psychiatrist and an Emeritus Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Iowa (USA) as well as an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He has been active in clinical work, education and research in IPT for nearly three decades.
    Dr. Stuart is the Founder and Director of the Interpersonal Psychotherapy Institute. He is also the co-founder of the ISIPT and its first president.  He has authored a number of articles on IPT, and is the co-author of Interpersonal Psychotherapy: A Clinician’s Guide (2nd ed), as well as IPT Handbooks for adults, adolescents, and groups. He has been conducting workshops and training in IPT internationally for over 25 years.