Learn Interpersonal Psychotherapy


Program Director

Paula Ravitz

Paula Ravitz MD, FRCPC

Paula Ravitz is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, where her research and publications have focused on the processes and outcomes of interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), attachment patterns of relating, and knowledge translation of evidence-supported psychotherapies. She received the 2022 Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada John Ruedy Award for Innovation in Medical Education and the Canadian Psychiatric Association’s Paul Patterson Innovation in Education Leadership Award, and was a past president of the International Society of IPT. She has led workshops and taught IPT in Canada, and internationally including in the United States, at numerous international conferences, and in Ethiopia with the Toronto Addis Ababa Psychiatric Project.

Scientific Planning Committee

Daisy Singla PhD, CPsych
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Senior Scientist, Institute of Mental Health Policy Research & Centre for Complex Interventions, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Dawit Wondimagegn MD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Addis Ababa University

Clare Pain MD, MSc, FRCPC
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

Edward McAnanmara PhD, OT
Psychotherapist, Cognitive Interpersonal Therapy Clinic

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

Giorgio Tasca PhD
Associate Psychology, School of Psychology, University of Ottawa

Laura Jane Nelles MFA, RP

Cynthia Whitehead MD, PhD, CCFP, FCFP
Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto
Director and Scientist, The Wilson Centre

Allison Hughes MSW
Social Worker and Psychotherapist, Sinai Health System

Sue Biglieri BScN, MEd
Public Health Nurse and Manager, Toronto Public Health

Faculty Disclosure

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