9:00am – 4:00pm

Interpersonal Process Therapy

February 21st 2020

  • Overview
  • Location


  • Date

    February 21st, 2020

  • Time

    9:00am - 4:00pm

  • CEUs


  • Price


  • Registration- Early Bird (02/07/2020)


Interpersonal Process Therapy
presented by Dave Provorse, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

Interpersonal Process Therapy (IPT) has been identified as an empirically validated treatment for depression, personality disorders and dysfunctional relationships. Drawing from the classic psychological theories of psychoanalysis, family systems, humanistic/person-centered, and more recently cognitive therapy, IPT is an integrative approach that focuses on using the therapeutic relationship as the primary mechanism of change. It is particularly effective in addressing and resolving interpersonal dynamics that occur between the therapist and client “in-the-room” that detract from the effectiveness of therapy interventions drawn from other theoretical approaches.    


Training Objectives

  1. Describe and explain how early childhood parental influences produce an Interpersonal Style that can become problematic in adult relationships.
  2. Become familiar with theoretical concepts central to IPT, such as recapitulation, projective identification, core conflict, parallel process and meta-communication.
  3. Recognize patterns in how clients relate to therapist and others to conceptualize various interpersonal styles (e.g.; Projective Identifications of Power, Dependency, and Ingratiation; Horney’s Moving Toward, Away or Against; and the “Treatings”) as a means for conceptualizing the most therapeutic “Therapist Stance” to adopt with each client type.
  4. Formulate and practice various forms of Process Comments that can be used to first illuminate, and eventually modify, maladaptive interpersonal patterns. 


Presenter Bio

Dave Provorse received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1996. He has been a full-time member of the faculty of the Psychology Department at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas for the past 29 years, where he currently serves as an Associate Professor. His teaching duties are focused within Washburn’s Psychology Master’s Program offering graduate courses in Adult Psychotherapy Techniques, Adult Assessment, Ethics and Diversity in Professional Practice, and Group Therapy. Dr. Provorse’s research interests include providing mental health services in rural areas, depression and suicide diagnosis and intervention, diversity, and sport psychology. Recently, he has been integrally involved in providing workshops on Consent to Sexual Activity, Active Bystander Intervention and Healthy Relationships as part of Washburn University’s Sexual Assault Prevention programming. When not spending quality time with his adult daughter and two grandsons, Dr. Provorse is an avid proponent of health and fitness, and spends much of his leisure time running, hiking and cycling. He can often be found sharing two-wheels with his wife, either riding their tandem bicycle or their 2010 Harley-Davidson Road King.  



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