Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT): Helping Clients Cultivate an Attached Life

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Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT): Helping Clients Cultivate an Attached Life

Saturday, June 3rd, 2023

9:00am to 12:00pm ET


Presenter: Dr. Reji Mathew, PhD, LCSW, REAT 

NASW-NYS Members: $30

NASW Other Chapter Member: $60

Non-Members: $75

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

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Workshop Description
The Interpersonal matrix is at the heart of clinical work and human development. This mini-course will review Interpersonal theory and the (IPT) Interpersonal Psychotherapy model to provide a basic framework for understanding human relationships and the capacity to attach across the life-cycle. Interpersonal therapy (IPT) is informed by relational theory and research on the impact of stressors on social support. IPT sees psychiatric disorders as precipitated and maintained by crises or predicaments in the interpersonal context. Resolving a central interpersonal problem in IPT is thought to activate four interpersonal change mechanisms.1) Interpersonal Disputes, 2) Identifying Interpersonal Deficits, 3) Naming and Processing Grief, 4) and Coping Resiliently with Transitions. In addition to the understanding and conceptualizing the IPT theoretical perspective, a practical integrative skill will be reviewed in adapting skills to the 4 interpersonal Domains. This model focuses on the here-and-now quality of life interventions to guide clients on how to live an attached life throughout the life-cycle.


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

1. Describe ways to present IPT to clients as a here-and-now quality of life enhancement model
2. Identify the 4 IPT domains of distress to guide clients in identifying interpersonal needs
3. Develop an IPT treatment – a practical, here and now approach to improve daily quality of life and guide clients towards an attached life. 
4. Describe the skills of IPT for interpersonal conflict resolution, improved communication, and problem solving.

This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).

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Reji Mathew, PhD, LCSW, REAT is an award-winning intermodal artist, thinker, educator, and neuroscience-informed psychotherapist. Thinking and working integratively are innate to Dr. Mathew's intellectual inquiry and creative art-making method. Dr. Mathew's therapeutic expressive arts philosophy is grounded in several core principles which comprises her approach to healing, teaching, and training. Dr. Mathew's therapeutic worldview is a narratology-narrative therapy lens. This intersects with a commitment to understanding the complex identities we hold including class, culture, location, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and accessibility. Dr. Mathew begins her understanding of a person in the context of time, place, and culture. 

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June 3rd, 2023 from  9:00 AM to 12:10 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $30.00
NASW Other Chapter Member $60.00
Non-Member $75.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00