Interpersonal Psychotherapy: Relationships and Well-Being, An Evidence Based Approach

Instructor: Reji Mathew, Ph.D., LCSW

Date:  Thursday, July 13th 2017

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Course Code:  SWINTPYS

Room: Silberman/TBD

Cost: $210.00

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.

Dr. Mathew earned a BSW from Dominican College and an MSW and Ph.D. from New York University School of Social Work. Dr. Mathew is the recipient of the 2004 Greenstein Fellowship Dissertation Award. She also received an Alumni Service Award for her health advocacy writing from the Dominican College Alumni Association in 2012.
Dr. Mathew is a freelance health advocacy writer. She publishes a web-site showcasing her articles on wellness. She has interviewed numerous health advocates and experts in various disability and health communities.
She is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the NYU Silver School of Social Work where she teaches DBT, CBT, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness and Interpersonal Psychotherapy.
She is also a member of ASJA – American Society of Journalists & Authors. See her Website for more information – Reji Mathew, PhD – Writer –


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