Instructor: Reji Mathew, Ph.D., LCSW
Date: Thursday, July 13th 2017
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Course Code: SWINTPYS
Description: The Interpersonal matrix is at the heart of clinical work and human development.
- This mini-course will review Interpersonal theory and the (IPT) Interpersonal Psychotherapy model to provide a basic framework for understanding human relations.
- Interpersonal therapy (IPT) is informed by relational theory and research on stressors and social support.
- IPT sees psychiatric disorders as precipitated and maintained by crises or predicaments in the interpersonal context.
- Resolving a central interpersonal problem in IPT is thought to activate four interpersonal change mechanisms.
- Resolving the problem a) enhances social support and b) reduces interpersonal stress.
- Facilitating this change entails c) processing of emotions and d) improving interpersonal skills.
CE Hours: 6
About the Instructor:
Dr. Reji Mathew is a senior clinical social worker at the Counseling and Wellness division of the New York University Student Health Center. Her interests include health and wellness, health care advocacy, integrative psychotherapy, and coping skills education. She is trained in CBT, DBT, TB-CBT, EMDR, Narrative Therapy and the Voice Dialogue method.
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