7th Conference of the International Society of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (ISIPT)

7th Conference of the  
International Society of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (ISIPT)


June 14-17, 2017 – University of Toronto Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut Street


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We wish to invite you to the 7th biennial conference of the International Society of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (ISIPT) in Toronto, June 14-17th, 2017 — open to all interested in psychotherapy, and mental health treatment and training.
IPT is all about relationships! Relationships and their central importance in health and mental health are the focus of IPT — a time-limited evidence-supported treatment in consensus guidelines for many mental health conditions.

Please plan on attending what promises to be an inspiring conference in Toronto, the world’s most culturally diverse city and vibrant hub of arts, entertainment, and cuisine. The conference will feature plenary keynotes with IPT luminary clinical researchers Myrna Weissman, Ellen Frank, John Markowitz, Laura Mufson, Helena Verdeli, Denise Wilfley and Dawit Wondimagegn . There will also be featured keynote presentations on social and transcultural psychiatry by Laurence Kirmayer and on attachment and health by Jon Hunter. Pre-conference workshops will include Introductory IPT, IPT Trainers’ Training, IPT for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; IPT and Mentalizing; Interpersonal Social Rhythm Therapy for Bipolar Disorder; IPT for treatment and prevention of Adolescent Depression; Group IPT and IPT for Perinatal Depression. The conference themes will focus on extending IPT’s applications with attention to outreach, treatment and prevention of mental health conditions in community- and school-based settings, cultural aspects of care, and improving access with consideration of a public health perspective and the role of new technology in treatment and training.

The ISIPT is an international, not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing research, treatment and dissemination of IPT globally with almost 450 members from over 25 countries. We invite you to join us for this conference and to prepare submissions for symposia, oral and poster presentations related to the conference themes including outcome, process and dissemination research, projects, and education.

The call for abstracts will open in September.

Stay tuned – more to follow,

Marta Novak MD PhD and Paula Ravitz MD – Conference Co-chairs Holly A. Swartz MD – President, ISIPT

Department of Psychiatry


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