Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) – Level C
This course is designed for IPT-UK accredited practitioners who wish to progress to IPT-UK accredited supervisor status. Completion of Level C and associated coursework will create a portfolio that could be submitted for IPT-UK supervisor accreditation. This course is particularly suited to practitioners who do not have access to an IPT-UK accredited supervisor within their localities, or who do but feel they would benefit from the advanced teaching, and increased focus to develop supervision competencies within a clear time frame.
Monday 30th September 2019
Tuesday 1st October 2019
Friday 11th October 2019
Thursday 9th January 2020
|Academic co-ordinator||Fiona Duffy|
IPT is an evidence-based, safe and effective therapy for depression and related disorders.
IPT Level C is part of the MSc Psychological Therapies. It provides an advanced supervised practice placement for IPT cases 5 and 6. Supervision is conducted in dyads with an IPT-UK accredited supervisor, to allow for the parallel development of IPT supervision skills. It includes a two-day IPT supervision course, which is a bolt on to the NES Training in Generic Supervision Competencies for Psychological Therapies, and is shared teaching with Level D students. Level C aims to assist participants in the development of all competencies and skills required for IPT-UK supervisor status. Coursework will contribute to a portfolio at the end of the course that could be submitted for IPT-UK supervisor accreditation.
Fees for IPT-UK accredited supervision are in addition to course fee’s and are approximately £1750. The University will guide and support students in obtaining a supervisor, although this cannot be guaranteed. Please note, those who are undertaking this course as part of a NES scholarship, supervision fees are included in this contract.
Intended learning outcomes
- Demonstrate skills in evaluating adherence to the IPT model.
- Demonstrate skills in communicating effectively and constructively on others application of IPT knowledge and skills within clinical practice, including managing and supporting change in non-adherent practice.
- Develop knowledge required to proficiently supervise IPT practice.
- Demonstrate capacity to reflect on their own supervision and associated IPT supervisor competencies.
Course delivery and assessment
Due to the practice-based elements and supervision requirements of this course, it is delivered over Semesters 1 and 2.
The formal assessment consists of five elements:
1. Case Report 1 (3000 words) – 50%
2. Reflective essay on supervision of others: (3000 words) - 50%
3. Training Log (pass/fail)
4. Advanced level IPT competency has been achieved as assessed by a supervisor (pass/fail)
5. Supervision competency (including co-marking of audio-tapes) has been achieved as assessed by supervisor (pass/fail)
Specific Entry Requirements
In addition to the MSc Psychological Therapies programme entry requirements, students must be an IPT-UK accredited practitioner and have completed the NES Generic Supervision Course for Psychological Therapies.