Paula Ravitz won the 2022 John Ruedy Award!

Paula Ravitz, one go ISIPTS beloved member, has been named the recipient of the 2022 AFMC-John Ruedy Award for Innovation in Medical Education from the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada for her digital IPT course & Psychotherapy Essentials to Go curricular series on evidence-based psychotherapies used in numerous capacity-building projects!  This is a great honor since only one such award is given annually ACROSS ALL FIELDS OF MEDICINE! 

We in ISIPT, of course, are very familiar with Paula’s tremendous talents as an educator and her numerous contributions to IPT educational materials, but it is especially exciting to have these contributions recognized nationally in Canada by the broader medical profession. 

Professor Holly Schwartz wrote at the ISIPT listserv; -Please join me in congratulating Paula on this landmark achievement! The salutations kept on and on from old and new ISIPT members:

Wonderful well deserved…

Superb news and so well deserved..

Feeling so much joy for you today.What an impressive and flawless achievement!
Your ambition is so inspiring ! 
Congratulations on your well-deserved success!

An important distinction to an outstanding colleague and friend.

Your contributions in so many areas have helped patients and care providers.Well deserved!With gratitude for all your work,

Many many congratulations, Paula!! It’s outstanding that you made an online IPT course for the residents – I’m sure that will serve hundreds of Canadian psychiatry residents for years to come – and I love your “on the go” books and recommend them to others. Very well deserved.

We are so proud Paula and therefore we allso like to share some information about an online workshop that Paula Rawitz and Edward McAnanama and are co-teaching in late March.  

Though sponsored by the Hospital for Sick Children,  it is a workshop focused in IPT for adults with depression.  

Here is a link to pass onto potentially interested individuals within your respective communities-of-practice: