University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Psychological Intervention: IPT (Interpersonal Psychotherapy)

Our School of Psychology has a reputation for providing high quality IPT training to therapists who are already in practice and want to add this model to their repertoire. This Psychological Therapy MSc programme has been designed to be responsive to the needs of people who do not already have a therapy qualification who aspire to become qualified practitioner in a NICE-recommended psychological therapy. The programme meets an identified training need for therapists in this specific approach. The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines recommend IPT as a treatment for depression and eating disorders and IPT has also been part of the Government's provision to increase the availability of talking therapies through the Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT provision). At present, our programme is the only programme in the UK that offers the opportunity for appropriately experienced individuals with no previous therapy qualification to undertake IPT training.

Course modules

Example module listing Year one Psychological theory and the fundamentals of adult mental health The therapeutic relationship Introduction to therapy skills: assessment, intervention and ending Supervision of client work Qualitative research methods (optional) Quantitative research methods (optional) Year two IPT theoretical and research base: client groups; modes of delivery; adaptations Advanced clinical practice Supervision of client work Year three Research Methods Research Project


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2018 - 36 Months
PgDip (Initial Qualification) Part-time September 2018 - 24 Months

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