Registrations close at 5pm on Sunday 4 September 2016.
This certified two-day course, presented by Dr Scott Stuart, offers basic training in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). General principles will be covered, as well as how to apply this approach to patients with depression and other disorders.

On successfully completing this course, you'll have qualified for Level A (Basic) training and you'll be equipped to conduct IPT.

Who should participate

This course is open to health care practitioners with an interest in psychotherapy or counselling, and to mental health clinicians. It is also recommended for those in primary care providing brief counselling.

It has been designed for psychotherapists with some experience in dynamic psychotherapy, and presumes that you are well acquainted with basic psychotherapy principles, such as the ability to effectively engage patients, to formulate cases, and to use specific psychotherapy techniques.

Students and practitioners in training as well as experienced clinicians are welcome.



QUT Kelvin Grove
Victoria Park Road
Kelvin Grove
Qld 4059


Friday 16 - Saturday 17 September 2016 (2 days)


  • Early-bird discounted fee (available until 30 June 2016): $550 (GST included)
  • Standard fee: $660 (GST included).

Fees include:

  • course materials
  • light refreshments.


For more information about course content, contact Maria Lyne in the Faculty of Health.

For questions about registration or payments, contact the Office of Continuing Professional Education.

Registrations close at 5pm on Sunday 4 September 2016.


This certified training course is designed to instruct you in the theory and practice of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). It will include:

  • didactic presentations
  • a review of the research evidence supporting IPT
  • a multimedia presentation describing the use of IPT with patients
  • videos of the course director and other experts conducting IPT with depressed individuals
  • group discussion
  • role-playing
  • review of participants' practice sessions.


On successfully completing this course, you'll have qualified for Level A (Basic) training and you'll be equipped to conduct IPT.

You'll be able to:

  • identify the basic principles of IPT
  • apply culturally competent principles to the conduct of IPT
  • use IPT within a recovery-from-depression model of care
  • summarise the research literature regarding IPT
  • treat patients using IPT principles
  • identify patients for whom IPT would be an appropriate treatment
  • conduct an interpersonal inventory
  • create an interpersonal formulation
  • describe the Biopsychosocial/Cultural/Spiritual model
  • collect an interpersonal incident
  • conduct a role-play
  • create an interpersonal dispute graph
  • create a transition timeline
  • describe the conclusion of IPT and maintenance treatment
  • describe the IPT Attachment Styles
  • describe the IPT Problem Areas, and strategies for addressing them.

Recommended textbook

A copy of chapter 3 of the textbook Interpersonal Psychotherapy: A Clinician’s Guide (2nd Edition) by Scott Stuart and Michael Robertson (2012, CRC Press) will be included in the course materials.


Dr. Scott Stuart

Dr. Scott Stuart, MD, is a psychiatrist and a professor of psychiatry and psychology at the University of Iowa. He has been active in clinical work, education and research in the areas of Interpersonal Psychotherapy and perinatal psychiatry during the last two decades. He completed his medical training at the University of Kansas, followed by internship at the University of Pittsburgh. He has received several teaching awards, including the John Clancy Teacher of the Year Award (Department of Psychiatry of the University of Iowa). Dr. Stuart has been conducting training in IPT as well as research and clinical work in IPT for over 20 years.  

Registration info

Registrations close at 5pm on Sunday 4 September 2016.


When you register for the course, you will create an account with us. You'll need to pay your fees online by credit or debit card.

You'll be able to access your account, including your invoice, using your email address and password.

FEE-HELP and HECS are not available for Continuing Professional Education courses.


To cancel your registration, you must apply in writing to the Course Manager at the Office of Continuing Professional Education.

If you cancel at least 10 business days before the course commences, you will receive a partial refund, ie: the total fee minus a non-refundable $100 administration fee. No registration refunds will be made after this time.

We reserve the right to cancel the course under certain circumstances, such as unavailability of staff. If this happens, we will advise you as soon as possible, and give you a full refund. We are not responsible for any expenses you may have incurred if the course is cancelled.