It’s all about relationships: The Fundamentals of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents

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Presenter: Laura Mufson, Ph.D. is a Professor of Medical Psychology and Associate Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Co-Director of the Office of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and Director of Clinical Psychology at New York State Psychiatric Institute. In addition, she is Director of Training for the Child Track of the APA Accredited Predoctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Mufson is the developer of the adolescent adaptation of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression (IPT-A) and has been a principal investigator, co-investigator and/or consultant with colleagues on numerous grants establishing the efficacy of IPT-A, studying adaptations of IPT-A to be delivered in schools, primary care and community clinics, as well as collaborating on studies on prevention of depression and the treatment of preadolescent depression. She has published numerous articles, book chapters, and books on IPT-A and its adaptations, and has conducted training workshops on IPT-A throughout the United States and internationally.

Webinar Summary: Interpersonal Therapy for Depressed Adolescents (IPT-A) has been demonstrated to be an efficacious treatment for adolescent depression (Mufson, Weissman, Moreau, & Garfinkel, 1999; Mufson, Dorta, Wickramaratne, Nomura, Olfson, & Weissman, 2004; Rosselló & Bernal, 1999) and is delineated in a published treatment manual (Mufson, Dorta, Moreau, & Weissman, 2004). IPT-A was adapted from the adult model of IPT and similarly is based on the premise that depression, regardless of its etiology, occurs in an interpersonal context. IPT-A is a 12-15 session treatment that focuses on improving depressive symptoms and interpersonal functioning. IPT-A meets the criteria of a “well-established treatment” for adolescent depression according to the American Psychological Association Task Force on the Promotion and Dissemination of Psychological Procedures as well as other systematic reviews (David- Ferdon & Kaslow, 2009; Weersing et al., 2017). Most importantly, IPT-A is one of a few evidence-based psychotherapies that has been transported and implemented in community settings with demonstrated effectiveness when delivered by community therapists. IPT-A is considered to be an effective, evidence-based treatment for adolescent depression by the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (http://effectivechildtherapy.com/content/depression). This presentation will provide participants with an overview of IPT-A and discussion of key IPT-A techniques and their implementation with diverse populations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the basic principles of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for depression
  • Understand the modifications for working with an adolescent population.
  • Understand the key IPT-A techniques including the teen tips, communication analysis, and developing interpersonal experiments to master new skills.

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Presenter: Laura Mufson, Ph.D. is a Professor of Medical Psychology and Associate Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Co-Director of the Office of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and Director of Clinical Psychology at New York State Psychiatric Institute. In addition, she is Director of Training for the Child Track of the APA Accredited Predoctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Mufson is the developer of the adolescent adaptation of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression (IPT-A) and has been a principal investigator, co-investigator and/or consultant with colleagues on numerous grants establishing the efficacy of IPT-A, studying adaptations of IPT-A to be delivered in schools, primary care and community clinics, as well as collaborating on studies on prevention of depression and the treatment of preadolescent depression. She has published numerous articles, book chapters, and books on IPT-A and its adaptations, and has conducted training workshops on IPT-A throughout the United States and internationally.

 

Webinar Summary: Interpersonal Therapy for Depressed Adolescents (IPT-A) has been demonstrated to be an efficacious treatment for adolescent depression (Mufson, Weissman, Moreau, & Garfinkel, 1999; Mufson, Dorta, Wickramaratne, Nomura, Olfson, & Weissman, 2004; Rosselló & Bernal, 1999) and is delineated in a published treatment manual (Mufson, Dorta, Moreau, & Weissman, 2004). IPT-A was adapted from the adult model of IPT and similarly is based on the premise that depression, regardless of its etiology, occurs in an interpersonal context. IPT-A is a 12-15 session treatment that focuses on improving depressive symptoms and interpersonal functioning. IPT-A meets the criteria of a “well-established treatment” for adolescent depression according to the American Psychological Association Task Force on the Promotion and Dissemination of Psychological Procedures as well as other systematic reviews (David- Ferdon & Kaslow, 2009; Weersing et al., 2017). Most importantly, IPT-A is one of a few evidence-based psychotherapies that has been transported and implemented in community settings with demonstrated effectiveness when delivered by community therapists. IPT-A is considered to be an effective, evidence-based treatment for adolescent depression by the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (http://effectivechildtherapy.com/content/depression). This presentation will provide participants with an overview of IPT-A and discussion of key IPT-A techniques and their implementation with diverse populations.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the basic principles of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for depression
  • Understand the modifications for working with an adolescent population.
  • Understand the key IPT-A techniques including the teen tips, communication analysis, and developing interpersonal experiments to master new skills.