Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy

Prof Mary Target on Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy – 9 March

Saturday 9 March 2013
10.30 to 12.00 – coffee from 10.00 am

St Botolph’s Church Hall, Bishopsgate, London EC2

£10 at the door, for members and non-members

Accredited for CPD for BPC and UKCP members – certificates available

The seminar: Professor Target will describe the development of Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) as a model for the psychological treatment of depression. DIT is a 16 session model of treatment developed by Professor Alessandra Lemma, together with Professor Peter Fonagy and Professor Target. The model follows a clear protocol with distinct stages within the model of treatment. The seminar will be of interest to experienced clinicians – and those in training – and demonstrate how psychodynamic skills and analytic concepts can be used in a time-limited and focused way in working with patients with depression.

Mary Target PhD is a Fellow of the Institute of Psycho-Analysis, Professional Director of the Anna Freud Centre, London, and Professor of Psychoanalysis at University College London. She is Course Director of UCL’s Masters in Theoretical Psychoanalytic Studies, the Professional Doctorate in Psychoanalytic Child Psychotherapy, and the Psychoanalysis Unit’s PhD programme. She carries out research on child and adult attachment, personality functioning, social cognition, and psychoanalytic training. She has a half-time psychoanalytic practice. She has served on several committees of the Institute, the EPF, and the IPA, and on the editorial boards of a number of psychoanalytic and psychiatric journals, and she is currently Hon. Secretary to Board and Council of the Institute.