Online Training

Discover Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

April 15 - May 30, 2024

This interactive, online training introduces the theoretical foundations and clinical guidelines for helping patients with depression in the contexts of universal, commonly occurring relational life events that are often associated with the onset or worsening of symptoms. With an emphasis on case-based learning and formative feedback, learners will develop skills to confidently implement IPT in their own practices through 3 live webinars and self-directed e-modules.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe IPT phase- and focus-specific therapeutic guidelines for case formulation and for credentialed practitioners, to work through and help patients to cope with relational life events of loss, change, conflict and isolation that are associated with the onset or worsening of depression
  • Use the IPT tasks of conducting interpersonal inventories and communication analyses to reflect with patients on their relationships, and discover ways to improve reciprocity and interpersonal effectiveness in relationships
  • Appreciate and therapeutically respond to individual patient differences, e.g., in attachment patterns of relating and culture


Paula Ravitz

Paula Ravitz MD, FRCPC
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

Luis Flores Jr. PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Queen’s University

Edward McAnanmara

Edward McAnanmara PhD, OT
Psychotherapist, Cognitive Interpersonal Therapy Clinic

Danielle Novak

Danielle Novak PhD
Clinical Psychologist

Celebrating Teaching Excellence

Program Director Dr. Paula Ravitz is the inaugural recipient of the ISIPT's Klerman & Weissman Award for Excellence in Outreach, Teaching, and Dissemination for her cumulative record of teaching excellence and IPT dissemination impacts.

The award was presented at the 10th ISIPT Conference on March 13, 2024. Learn more.