Wednesday June 14th: 500 University Avenue
Thursday June 15th: 89 Chestnut Street

Wednesday, June 14 – Thursday June 15

Friday, 16 June 2017

Location: 89 Chestnut St., Toronto, ON
7:00 – 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
09:00 – 11:00

Colony Ballroom

Co-Chairs: Paula Ravitz, Marta Novak

Welcoming Remarks
Benoit Mulsant, Professor & Chair
Molyn Leszcz, Professor & Vice-Chair
University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

Keynote 1

Interpersonal Psychotherapy and the Next Two Years
Myrna Weissman

Keynote 2

The Relevance of Attachment Theory for Psychotherapy
Jon Hunter

11:00 – 11:15 Refreshment Break

Concurrent Sessions

11:15 – 12:30

Symposium 1
Room: Giovanni

Reflective Function and Symptom-Specific RF: Key Factors in Affect-Focused Psychotherapies?
John Markowitz

Chair: John Markowitz
Discussant: Rolf Holmqvist

  • O1 Symptom-Specific Reflective Function for PTSD
    John Markowitz, Barbara Milrod, Yuval Neria

  • O2 Symptom-Specific Reflective Function in Panic-Focused Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
    Barbara Milrod, Maria Rudden, Jacques Barber, Dianne Chambless

  • O3 Change in Reflective Functioning in IPT and CBT for Major Depressive Disorder
    Annika Ekeblad, Fredrik Falkenström, Gerhard Andersson, Rolf Holmqvist

11:15 – 12:30

Symposium 2
Room: St. Patrick North

History of Childhood Emotional Abuse among Depressed Mothers: Impacts and IPT Treatment Implications
Jill Cyranowski, Holly Swartz, Marlissa Amole, Lindsey Stone, Luis Flores, Leah Herman, Jeffrey Girard, Aidan Wright

Co-Chairs: Jill Cyranowski, Holly Swartz
Discussant: Jill Cyranowski

  • O4 Interpersonal behaviors in depressed mothers and their children: Impacts of maternal childhood emotional abuse
    Marlissa Amole, Leah Herman, Jill Cyranowski, Jeffrey Girard, Aidan Wright, Holly Swartz

  • O5 History of childhood emotional abuse predicts lower heart rate variability in depressed women: Clinical implications for IPT
    Lindsey Stone, Marlissa Amole, Jill Cyranowski, Holly Swartz

  • O6 Social Network Quality Assessment among Depressed Mothers and the Moderating Role of Childhood Trauma in Social Network Quality Treatment Outcomes
    Luis Flores, Jill Cyranowski, Marlissa Amole, Holly Swartz

11:15 – 12:30

Symposium 3
Room: Terrace West

IPT for Perinatal Depression: Charting New Territory
Chair: Nancy Grote

  • O7 Telephone-Based Interpersonal Psychotherapy by Trained Nurses for the Treatment of Postpartum Depression: A Canada-Wide Randomized Controlled Trial
    Cindy-Lee Dennis, Paula Ravitz, Sophie Grigoriadis

  • O8 A Randomized Controlled Trial of Dyadic-IPT in a Low-income Population with Perinatal Depression
    Shannon Lenze, Mary Anne Potts, Jennifer Rodgers, Joan Luby

  • O9 An Adaptation of Group Interpersonal Psychotherapy in the Perinatal Period
    Sue Luty

  • O10 Public Health Based Interpersonal Therapy for Perinatal Depression Among Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Women: Adverse Neonatal Birth Events and Treatment Response
    Amritha Bhat, Nancy Grote, Joan Russo, Mary Lohr

  • O11 Incremental benefit-cost of MOMCare: Collaborative care for perinatal depression in economically disadvantaged women
    Nancy Grote

12:30 – 13:45

Lunch Break (on your own)

ISIPT Membership Subcommittee
Room:  Terrace West
ISIPT Web-Presence/Facebook Subcommittee
Room:  Terrace East

Concurrent Sessions

13:45 – 15:15

Paper Session 1
Room:  St. Patrick North

Treatment and Training Across Diverse Settings
Chair: Roslyn Law, John Markowitz

  • O12 A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of Interpersonal Counselling
    Linda Morison, Sonal Malkan, Louise Deacon, Nicola Carey, Freda Mold, Paul Wilkinson

  • O13 Task shifting Interpersonal Counseling for depression in primary care
    Camila Matsuzaka, Marcelo Mello, Rosaly Braga, Bruno Coimbra, Annika Sweetland, Milton Wainberg

  • O14 Psychological treatments for the world: Lessons learned from a common elements approach and low and middle income countries
    Daisy Singla, Brandon Kohrt, Laura Murray, Arpita Anand, Bruce Chornita, Vikram Patel

  • O15 A Matched Care Approach for the Provision of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) in NHS Scotland: The ‘Prospect’ Model
    Patricia Graham, Linda Irvine, Debra Bowyer

  • O16 CREATIP Experience: A 12 years old organization for promoting and disseminating IPT in France
    Laurent Jacquesy, Thierry Bottai, Frederic Kochman

  • O17 Web Based Therapist Training in Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression
    Joshua Lipsitz, Kenneth Kobak, John Markowitz, Kathryn Bleiberg

13:45 – 15:15

Paper Session 2
Room:  St. Patrick South

Transdiagnostic Applications of IPT
Co-Chairs: Matthias Schwannauer, Marcelo Feijó de Mello

    • O18 Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Parkinson’s Disease Patients: An Open-Label Feasibility Trial
      Diana Koszycki, Jacques Bradwejn, Monica Taljaard, Cary Kogan, David Grimes

    • O19 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Raped Victims: Applicability of Interpersonal Psychotherapy
      Cecília Proença, Andrea Feijó de Mello, Euthymia Prado, Rosaly Braga, Thays Mello, Luciana Porto, Janaína Cruz, John Markowitz, Marcelo Feijó de Mello

    • O20 Work-focused Interpersonal Psychotherapy Versus Treatment-as-usual for Major Depression Related to Work Stress
      Elisabeth Schramm

    • O21 IPT for Severe and Enduring Conditions – Psychosis and bipolar disorder
      Helen Griffiths , Emily Taylor, Matthias Schwannauer

    • O22 Interpersonal Counseling (IPC) in General Medicine in France
      Thierry Bottai, J. M. Sengelen, B. Lavigne, A. Huck, I. Cotton, E. Audebert-Merilhou, B. Lavigne
13:45 – 15:15

Paper Session 3
Room:  Terrace East

IPT for Children, Adolescents, Youth and University Students
Co-Chairs: Faye Mishna, Laura Dietz

    • O26 Interpersonal Counseling (IPC) for University Students: Using the Brief IPT Form as a Primary Intervention – A Clinical Report
      Alexandra Rafaeli, Leslie Miller, Laura Dietz, Myrna Weissman, Lena Verdeli/li>

    • O27 A Clinical Pilot Study in Germany: Effects of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for depressed adolescents (IPT-A) in an outpatient therapy setting
      Anne Von Lucadou, Judith Grün, Christian Fleischhaker
13:45 – 15:15



      1. An overview of social media in IPT and psychiatry, including impact on depression and managing risky behaviour.
      2. How to incorporate an analysis of ‘social media use’ in the Interpersonal Inventory to understand the relationship with IPT problem areas
      3. The place of social media in goal setting in IPT
      4. Social media and communication analysis in IPT
      5. Social networking in Interpersonal Deficits and working with adolescents to teach skills for conducting relationships using social media

Keywords: social media, facebook, twitter, texting, IPT, internet


15:15 – 15:30 Refreshment Break
15:30 – 16:45

Colony Ballroom

Chair: Marc Blom

Keynote 3

Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Chronic PTSD: New Findings
John Markowitz

Keynote 4

The Role of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT-A) in Effective Mental Health Services for Youth
Laura Mufson

17:00 – 18:30

Interactive Poster Session with Wine & Cheese Reception

Poster Session
Colony Ballroom

There will be two ‘tours’ of posters guided by the session chairs as listed below.
Conference attendees can choose to accompany the chairs of each poster tour, or circulate independently. The best poster will award will be announced at the closing ceremony of the conference.

Poster Tour I

Chairs: Hiroko Mizushima, Sue Luty

Poster Tour II

Chairs: Elisabeth Schramm, Jill Cyranowski

  • P11 Interpersonal Functioning of Bariatric Candidates Compared to a Control Group with Normal Weight
    Inbal Globus, Anat Brunstein Klomek, Yael Latzer

  • P12 Resilience in Severe Mental Disorders: Correlation with clinical measures in major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia inpatients
    Katiúscia Nunes, Neusa Rocha

  • P13 New Applications of IPT: A case report of an adult with gender dysphoria
    Neusa Rocha, Daniel Moura, Maria Lobato

  • P14 Using IPT Group Psychotherapy to Shift Clinician Perceptions and Improve Therapeutic Milieu on an Acute Inpatient Unit: A qualitative study
    Sabina Nagpal, Jacqueline Kinley, Sandra Reyno

  • P15 Six Phases of the Circle: A close look at the closeness circle
    Oguz Omay, Anat Brunstein Klomek, Melike Duran Donmez

  • P16 IPT-ADHD: A new option
    Laurent Jacquesy, Frederic Kochman

  • P17 Effect of Interpersonal Counseling on Subthreshold Depression in Undergraduates-A Preliminary Study Considering Distress Type
    Ami Yamamoto, Reiko Taketani, Emi Tsujimoto, Noa Tsujii, Osamu Shirakawa, Hisae Ono

  • P18 Can Interpersonal Psychotherapy Improve Each Symptom of Multi- Psychiatric Comorbidities?: A case series
    Risa Imai, Masaki Kondo, Keiko Ino, Junya Kuwabara, Yuko Toshishige, Nishikiran Tokuyama, Masayoshi Kawabe, Tomoyuki Hirota, Hiroko Sekiguchi, Hiroko Mizushima

19:00 – 22:00 Social Dinner* with live music, jazz trio
Arcadian Loft, 401 Bay Street, 8th Floor
*Dinner tickets are $100 (CAD) and may be purchased at the time of registration

Saturday 17 June 2017

7:30 – 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:30 – 8:30 Open Forum, Update & Discussion of IPT Certification Processes
Colony Ballroom
9:00 – 11:00

Colony Ballroom

Chair: Dawit Wondimagegn

Keynote 5

The Place of Culture in Global Mental Health: Reflections on the Cultural Adaptation of Interpersonal Psychotherapy
Laurence Kirmayer

Keynote 6

From Bogota to Beirut through Kampala: New Perspectives in IPT Dissemination
Lena Verdeli

11:00 – 11:15 Refreshment Break
11:15 – 12:30

Concurrent Sessions

11:15 – 12:30


Symposium 4
Room: Giovanni

Disseminating IPT: Lessons learned from implementation research and training initiatives
Chair: Oguz Omay
Denise Wilfley, Heather Flynn, Dawit Wondimagegn, Roslyn Law

11:15 – 12:30


  • W3 The Fourth Problem Area of Social Deficits in IPT                               Room: St. Patrick
    Anat Brunstein Klomek, Malin Bäck, Elisabeth Schramm, Sue Luty


  • W4 Family-Based Interpersonal Psychotherapy (FB-IPT) for Depressed Preadolescents                                                             Room: Terrace East
    Laura J. Dietz, Rebecca B. Weinberg, Laura Mufson

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch Break (Non-members on your own)

ISIPT Members Lunch* – Mentoring Launch
Colony Ballroom
A special opportunity to meet with expert IPT researchers and clinicians…or simply to network with friends and colleagues. Topic-oriented mentoring tables will focus on themes such as adolescent depression, group IPT, peripartum mood disorders, organizing and conducting IPT training, IPSRT, brief interventions/IPC, etc.Sign-up sheets for the mentoring tables will be available at the Registration Desk.

13:30 – 14:30 General Assembly of ISIPT Members*
Colony Ballroom*Events open to ISIPT members only
14:30 – 14:45 Break

Concurrent Sessions

14:45 – 16:00

Symposium 5
Room:  Giovanni

Shorter IPT Interventions: When, where and why should we use them?
Chair: Nuno Carrilho
Discussant: Myrna Weissman

  • O30 Past, Present and Future of Briefer Models of IPT
  • O31 Brief Psychotherapy for Maternal Depression: Impact on School Age Children
    Holly Swartz

  • O32 15 Years of Scottish Experience in Brief IPT Models
    Patricia Graham

14:45 – 16:00

Symposium 6
Room:  St. Patrick

Cognitive Therapy Compared to Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression: How (well) do they work, how long, for whom, and in which frequency?
Chair: Frenk Peeters
Discussant: John Markowitz

  • O33 Acute and Long-term Outcomes of Cognitive Therapy vs. Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial
    Lotte Lemmens

  • O34 Predicting Optimal Acute and Long-Term Outcomes in Cognitive Therapy or Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Individuals Using the Personalized Advantage Index Approach
    Suzanne Van Bronswijk

  • O35 Improving Outcomes of CBT and IPT for Depression: The role of session frequency, therapy-specific skills and experimental mechanism research
    Sanne Bruijniks

14:45 – 16:00


  • W5 Integration of Motivational Interviewing and IPT to Enhance Treatment Engagement and Outcomes                         Room:  Terrace East
    Heather A. Flynn


  • W6 Being Alive Through Grief                                    Room: Terrace West
    Oguz Omay, Anat Brunstein Klomek


16:00 – 16:15 Break
16:15 – 17:30 Closing Plenary
Colony Ballroom

Chair: Holly Swartz

Keynote 7

A Winding Stair: How a Theory about Unipolar Depression Became an IPT-informed Treatment for Bipolar Disorders and A Range of Other Conditions
Ellen Frank

Closing Ceremony, ISIPT Presidential Address
Paula Ravitz