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Interpersonal Processes: An Introduction to Working with Distress
Code: PDP-130618
Price: AU$125.00
Member Price: AU$100.00
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Professional Development Workshop 
This training session has been cancelled

"Interpersonal Processes:
An Introduction to Working with Distress
Dr Simon Knowles, Clinical Psychologist
Wednesday 13th June 2018

The University of Melbourne
Hawthorn Campus, Conference Room
422 Auburn Road, Hawthorn, VIC 3122

10.00am to 2.00pm (9.30pm registration) 
  $125.00 Standard fee
arrow_red.gif $100 ADAVIC members

Bookings limited to 32 professionals
Bookings close Friday 1st June 2018, or when fully booked

Please note that a 25% administration fee applies for refunds requested before 22nd May 2018
No refunds or credits will be issued after this date.


Key points covered in the workshop:-
  • Introduction to IPT, including its foundation and case assessment and formulation
  • Working with process dimensions to promote ongoing, meaningful and relevant client change
  • Integrating IPT with other therapeutic approaches, such as CBT and ACT

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is recognized as a key therapeutic modality associated with the Medicare “Better Outcomes and Better Access” program. IPT refers to a time-limited, interpersonally focused experiential therapy that allows clients to explore and address maladaptive relational patterns, and psychological distress.

The presentation will provide an introduction to IPT as outlined by Teyber & McClure (2010). The presentation will include an introduction to IPT, foundations in attachment theory and schemas, an introduction to IPT assessment and formulation, and working with process dimensions to promote meaningful and relevant client change. The presentation will include real case examples, video demonstrations and active participant role-plays.

Target Audience

For practitioners working with individuals living with psychological distress.

Please note:

APS Members can accrue Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours by participating in CPD activities that they determine to be relevant to their individual professional skills, learning plans and goals. These may be self-initiated. CPD activities do not need to be endorsed by the APS.

About the Presenter

Dr Simon Knowles is a registered Clinical Psychologist. Dr Knowles’ qualifications include a BA(Hons), MPsyc(Clinical), PhD, MAPS, Member of the Australian Psychology Society College of Clinical Psychologists, and Member of the Australian Association for Clinical Hypnosis. Dr Knowles has an active private practice specialising in helping individuals diagnosed with chronic illnesses of the gastrointestinal system such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

Dr Knowles currently holds the position of Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Swinburne University. As part of his senior clinical teaching responsibilities,
Dr Knowles teaches introduction to counselling (Counselling, Theory and Skills) and supervises students undertaking clinical placements.

Dr Knowles holds Honorary positions at the University of Melbourne, Monash University, St Vincent’s Hospital, Royal Melbourne Hospital, and the Alfred Hospital. Dr Knowles is the chief investigator for several websites providing free online psychological assessment and treatment services for chronic gastrointestinal illnesses.

Additional Details:

All attendees will receive:

  • Presentation Handouts and Reference Materials
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Tea/Coffee and Refreshments Provided

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