Course Description

Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Paternal Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Ten percent of new fathers experience mental health challenges. Fathers with untreated mental illness struggle to strive, promote their child’s development, increase the risk of child and maternal psychopathology, and jeopardize housing, employment, and relationship.  Therefore, fathers require support and there are currently no evidence based programs which have been implemented to support new fathers.

This training will develop participants’ capacity to treat fathers struggling with Paternal Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) using Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT).  Participants will learn to identify typical gender-specific hallmarks of paternal PMADs symptoms and differentiate between different diagnoses.  Additionally, participants will learn to apply and practice specific IPT strategies to treat fathers struggling with these types of challenges.

The course will consist of didactic presentations and participant interactions.  Interspersed in the presentation will be videotapes of the course director and other experts conducting IPT.  Group discussion, role-playing and review of participant videotapes will help to synthesize the information and examples presented.

IPT for paternal perinatal mood and anxiety disorders

One day in a 6-hour block 9 aM to 3 PM PST (Los Angeles)
  monday    november 14, 2022

Continuing Education Information

The IPT Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The IPT Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

IPT for Paternal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Educational Objectives:

This CE Course is targeted towards all clinicians. The instructional level is introductory.

At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to:

1) Treat patients using IPT principles
2) Identify different attachment styles
3) Create an Interpersonal Formulation and Summary
4) Conduct a communication analysis
5) Conduct a Role Play
6) Conduct the conclusion of IPT and maintenance treatment
7) Work with patients with grief and loss issues
8) Understand components of care in Paternal Perinatal Mental Health (PPMH)
10) Identify and diagnosis Paternal Perinatal Mental Health (PPMH)
11) Effectively use IPT in PPMH population


9 AM to 3 PM 

$0 per person

Refund/Cancellation Policy:
No charge will be applied for all cancellations. Refunds will not be made.

Instructor Credentials:
Please see “About the Instructor” link for detailed information

CE Credits Offered:
6 CE credits are offered for this training. No partial credit will be given.
All educational activities at this training will offer CE credit.

Commercial Support for CE Programs or Instructors:
There is no commercial support for this CE Program.  There are no conflicts of interest for the instructor for this CE Program.

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IPT Institute CE Grievance Procedure