Dr. Laura Mufson explains, “Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents (IPT-A) is a 12-15 session individual treatment for adolscents 12-18 years old that focuses on reducing depressive symptoms and imporving interpersonal relationships and social functioning. This presentation will provide participants with and overview of IPT-A principles as well as key strategies and techniques.” The lecture includes a presentation followed by a 15 minute Q&A session.
Laura Mufson, Ph.D. is the Viola W. Bernard Professor of Medical Psychology in Psychiatry at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Associate Director of Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, and Director of Clinical Psychology at New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Mufson has had an active research career studying the efficacy and effectiveness of evidence-based psychotherapies for children and adolescents. She is the author of 3 books and many publications on IPT-A, and has conducted numerous training workshops on IPT-A throughout the Untied States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, Europe, and Scandinavia.