please note all workshop sessions are live in-person

Course Description

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is an empirically validated treatment for mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and PTSD, and can be used transdiagnostically to provide effective treatment to a wide variety of clients. IPT is recognized as an evidence-based treatment by Australia’s Medicare Better Access Initiative, as well as by the American Psychological Association.

IPT is a time-limited treatment which includes provision for maintenance treatment for clients that need longer-term care. It is based on attachment and interpersonal theory, and emphasizes that a client’s relationships impact the client’s experience of distress, and that the client’s distress also impacts those around them. IPT utilizes a Biopsychosocial/Cultural/Spiritual model which recognizes the specific influences of culture and spirituality on distress and community.

Workshop participants will learn the basics of IPT for general use and will be fully equipped to conduct IPT at the end of the course.  This IPT Level A is open to all interested clinicians at any level of training.  We suggest Interpersonal Psychotherapy: A Clinician’s Guide (2nd Edition) as reading prior to the training.  The course includes an overview of IPT theory but is primarily focused on learning and mastering the direct clinical application of IPT using interactive exercises as well as video reviews and discussions of IPT sessions, techniques and strategies.  

All participants will receive a Level A certificate upon completion of the course

All participants will also be eligible to continue with IPT supervision and certification if desired.

14 Hours of CPD Points Available

Both class sessions will be in eight hour blocks from 09:00 to 17:00

IPT LEVEL A COURSE             melbourne, vic

  monday      February 12, 2024
  tuesday      february 13, 2024

QT Hotel Melbourne
133 Russell Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Instructor:  Scott Stuart MD (see below for biography)

 Tuition is $900 AUD per person and includes Morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea, and A certificate of completion from the IPT Institute

 Bring a friend and get a discount– only $800 AUD per person for groups of two or more.  Just select the “Come with a friend” option below if you are with a group.

Register and pay tuition here:

IPT Level A Melbourne Australia 2024

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 the areas of Interpersonal Psychotherapy and perinatal psychiatry for over three decades.

Dr. Stuart completed his medical training at the University of Kansas, followed by internship at the University of Pittsburgh. He also completed a sabbatical year at the University of New South Wales in 2001.  He has received several teaching awards, including the John Clancy Teacher of the Year Award (University of Iowa).

Dr. Stuart is the Founder and Director of the Interpersonal Psychotherapy Institute. He has also 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.