We are writing to invite you the attend the 7th biennial International Society of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (ISIPT) Conference hosted by the University of Toronto. IPT is an effective treatment with a strong evidentiary-base of research and this conference provides a wonderful opportunity for professional development, networking, and learning about IPT – open to all health professionals. Registration is open, and the early bird rate is available until April 28th.
The 2 day scientific conference program (June 16-17) features presentations from IPT’s founders and clinical-research leaders including Myrna Weissman, Ellen Frank, John Markowitz, Laura Mufson, Lena Verdeli and Denise Wilfley with guest presenters Jon Hunter- UTPsychiatry CL-psychiatrist and attachment researcher, Dawit Wondimagegn- Addis Ababa University Department of Psychiatry Chair, and Laurence Kirmayer- social and trans-cultural psychiatrist. Along with symposia, paper and poster presentations, there will be mini-workshops on clinical challenges and adaptations to improve outcomes for specific clinical populations: Integration of Motivational Interviewing and IPT (with MINT leader Heather Flynn); The Fourth Problem Area of Social Deficits in IPT; Being Alive through Grief; IPT for Depression w/ Panic Spectrum Symptoms (Jill Cyranowski); Family-Based IPT for Depressed Preadolescents (Laura Dietz); and last not but not least, The Perils, Pitfalls and Possibilities of New Social Media in IPT!
Pre-conference IPT workshops (June 14-15th) will include an IPT Trainers’ Training, an IPT introductory workshop, Group IPT (Denise Wilfley & Rob Welch), IPT for perinatal depression (Scott Stuart & others), IPT for PTSD (John Markowitz), IPT-skills training for prevention of adolescent depression (Jami Young), IPT for treatment of adolescent depression (Laura Mufson), IPT & Mentalizing (Roslyn Law), and IPSRT for Bipolar Disorder (Ellen Frank & Holly Swartz).
Both formal and informal social gatherings are planned during this conference with a dinner featuring the cuisine of celebrity-chefs Peter Oliver and Michael Bonacini at Arcadia Court; and meet-ups with itineraries for foodies, fashionistas, culture vultures and fitness enthusiastcs!
Please visit the conference web-site at http://www.cpd.utoronto.ca/isipt/ to register for the conference and pre-conference workshop registration, with the schedule, faculty, poster abstract submission portal, and on-line hotel reservations. The full scientific program will soon be posted.
We promise fun, education, and inspiration!
Paula Ravitz & Marta Novak; ISIPT Conference co-chairs