ISIPT has just opened a few Special Interest Groups (SIGs) for its members. A SIG is a Special Interest Group consisting of at least 10 ISIPT members who have a special need or interest in any ISIPT identified subspecialty or interest area. The ISIPT SIG’s aim to create a community of clinicians, teachers/trainers, policymakers, and researchers around the world to gain knowledge from others and advance IPT dissemination and practice in the various IPT adaptations. Our initial goals include:
- Networking to learn what is happening around the world with the specific IPT adaptation in research and teaching in academic centers as well as training and implementation in diverse clinical settings.
- Brainstorming various strategies for training the next generation of IPT therapists, supervisors, trainers, and researchers.
- Collaborating on training, supervision, and research projects.
- Expanding international opportunities for students and professionals to receive high quality training and supervision on IPT protocols that will position clinician trainees to meet requirements for ISIPT certification.
We welcome to our SIG’s all interested parties including students, private practitioners, clinicians, supervisors, trainers, policymakers, teaching faculty, and researchers who are members of ISIPT. There are currently five new SIGs:
- Prenatal SIG led by Dr. Sharon Ben Rafael.
- Bipolar SIG led by Holly Schwartz and Danielle Novick.
- Children and Adolescent SIG led by Gabrielle Anderson
- Eating disorders SIG led by Malin Bäck.
- Emerging Adulthood and College-aged Students led by Alexandra Klein Rafaeli.
These SIG’s will meet a few times a year. The SIGs will also meet during the international ISIPT conferences. The SIGs will include various activities including clinical discussions, research collaborations, advocacy efforts etc.
We would love to have you join one of our SIG’s or initiate a new one. Please email Anat Brunstein Klomek if you would like to open a new SIG and/or email the SIG leaders for any further details about the specific ones.
Anat Brunstein Klomek- firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharon Ben Rafael- Prenatal SIG email@example.com
Gabrielle Anderson- Children and Adolescents SIG- firstname.lastname@example.org
Malin Bäck Eating Disorders SIG- email@example.com
Alexandra Klein Rafaeli- Emerging Adulthood and College-aged Students SIG firstname.lastname@example.org