RHCP CPD Training

Brief Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT): an old wine in a new bottle? Understanding how this 16 session psychodynamic therapy can help depressed clients who present with problematic interpersonal patterns to recover.

With Dr Julie Folkes-Skinner PhD, MBACP (Accred)


This new short term treatment was developed by the Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust and its delivery is contingent upon psychoanalytic competencies. It draws on a rich evidence base of over 30 years of psychodynamic research which has successfully identified those therapeutic factors most likely to help clients to benefit from therapy. This workshop will provide an opportunity for practitioners to gain an understanding of this model and how it can help clients who present with moderate to severe depression and associated anxiety.

Day content

The day will start with an overview of the model, assessment, interpersonal definitions of depression etc. The workshop sections of the day will give participants the chance to try key therapeutic skills used in DIT such as formulating an Interpersonal Affective Focus (IPAF), Mentalisation techniques, working with transference. There will also be an opportunity to consider the value of the Goodbye Letter for clients and practitioners.

About the trainer:

Over the past twenty years Dr Julie Folkes-Skinner (MBACP Accredited, PhD) has worked as a therapist and supervisor in a range of settings that include private practice, education and NHS adult psychotherapy. Julie currently employed as a Senior Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist & Supervisor (Accredited by The British Psychoanalytic Council) in a primary care NHS setting and is a visiting lecturer at the University of Leicester. Alongside her clinical practice Julie has been involved in the teaching of counselling skills and the training of psychodynamic therapists since 1998 first, at the University of Birmingham and more recently at the University of Leicester where she worked for nine years. Julie was the Course Director of the MA in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Leicester until 2013. During this time she was also the Clinical Director of the University of Leicester Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Clinic (ULCPRC) where she was involved in supervising the delivery and study of longer term psychotherapy.

More Information:


Leicester (TBC)

Date & Time:

Saturday 21st April 2018 / 10am - 5pm (9.30am Registration)


Lunch/refreshments included

CPD Hours:

6 Hours and certificate provided

Booking & Payment:

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