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Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy (CPD)

Our course looks at specific aspects of psychodynamic interpersonal therapy (PIT) for those who have previous experience of psychotherapy or counselling training.

Award: Certificate of Attendance
Duration: 5 days of lectures/workshops/role playing.
Entry requirement: The course is suitable for individuals who have previous experience of psychotherapy or counselling training.
Course fees: £410 (payable in advance by cheque or credit card). Course fee includes daily refreshments and 4 lunches. There is a maximum number of attendees per course so early booking is recommended.
How to apply: See below
Course dates: 10 to 14 October 2016
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This is an intensive five-day course that will be held at the Research and Education Centre, Rawnsley Building, Manchester Royal Infirmary.

The course is suitable for individuals who have previous experience of psychotherapy or counselling training.  The course will not cover the basic principles of psychotherapy, but will focus upon specific aspects of psychodynamic interpersonal therapy.

Participants will receive a copy of a psychotherapy manual and adherence scale plus a compilation of papers that have been published on the model.

  • Day 1: The first day will consist of an introduction to the basic components of the model.
  • Day 2: You will focus on video role-plays and small group work listening to tapes and developing skills in being able to identify specific aspects of the model and rating adherence..
  • Day 3: There will be a morning session in which the research and evidence base of the model is described. The afternoon session will focus on working with patients with somatisation.
  • Day 4: You will focus on using the model and working with patients with deliberate self-harm and patients who are 'difficult to help'.
  • Day 5: The final morning of the course will involve reviewing further videotapes of the therapists using this particular form of psychotherapy. This will be followed by an overall review and feedback session for the course.

Course tutors

  • Professor Elspeth Guthrie, Professor of Psychological Medicine and Medical Psychotherapy, Manchester
  • Dr James Moorey, Clinical Psychologist, Manchester
  • Mrs Eileen Brierley, Clinical Psychologist

Aims of the course

  • To provide a brief theoretical introduction to the model;
  • To acquaint participants with the main features of the model;
  • To enable participants to work using the model with patients with the following conditions:
    • somatisation
    • depression
    • deliberate self-harm
    • complex chronic conditions.

How to apply

You can book online through the University's Online Store. Please complete and return the relevant form below:

Course location: Rawnsley Building, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Off Hathersage Road, Manchester