Foundational Training in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

December 1 & 2, 2023

This 2-day online live group workshop introduces IPT’s theoretical foundations and clinical guidelines for helping patients with depression in the contexts of relational life events. Learners will have the opportunity to practice their IPT skills in small groups and with standardized patients with direct feedback. There are additional learning activities in the case-based, interactive self-directed online component of the training to consolidate learner/participants’ understanding of IPT clinical principles and skills with captioned demonstrations by clinical experts with standardized patients.

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

Program Fee

The standard fee for this program is $1,950 per person.

All amounts are in Canadian Dollars (CAD $) and are subject to 13% HST.


Cancellations will be accepted until November 17, 2023 and are subject to a processing fee of $135 plus applicable taxes. Refunds will not be processed after this date.

Requests for cancellation must be made in writing to .

Registrations are not transferable.

The University of Toronto reserves the right to cancel events. Registrants will be notified at the earliest possible date in the event of a cancellation. Registration fees for events cancelled by the University will be refunded; however, the University will not be liable for any loss, damages or other expenses that such cancellations may cause.


Paula Ravitz

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

Edward McAnanmara

Edward McAnanmara PhD, OT
Psychotherapist, Cognitive Interpersonal Therapy Clinic

Danielle Novak

Danielle Novak PhD
Clinical Psychologist

Holly A. Swartz

Holly A. Swartz MD
Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine