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Supervisor Certification

Criteria

  • ISIPT membership required; must be renewed annually to maintain certification.
  • Utilization of IPT in clinical, academic or research practices.
  • Five years of experience supervising IPT.
  • Completion of specific supervisor’s training, academic course, or training through a research project that covered the core competencies and adherence elements of IPT where available.

Application Requirements

  • Cover letter no longer than two pages providing rationale for applying for ISIPT Supervisor Certification.
  • Image of a government issued identification.
  • Letter of recommendation from another IPT trainer or supervisor who has observed the applicant’s work and can provide feedback on supervision competencies.
  • Proof of completed didactic IPT supervision training if available.
  • Written documentation, including setting and patient population, of providing IPT supervision to a minimum of four different clinicians; direct supervision of trainees in at least four IPT cases per clinician, including a minimum of eight hours of supervision with each trainee per case.
  • Letter from (at least one) supervisee, i.e., psychologist, nurse, psychiatry resident, social work student and specifics of any IPT adaptations utilized (IPT-A, IPC, IPT-PTSD are some examples.) documenting successful IPT supervision.

Maintenance of Certification

  • Supervisors will need to recertify every five years.
  • Applications can be submitted online through the ISIPT member portal.
  • Supervisors due to recertify will be sent a reminder of their recertification one year prior to the end date of their certification.
  • Supervisors are required to submit documentation of 40 hours of supervision of at least three supervisees over the last five years or a minimum of eight hours of supervisor trainings, or a minimum of eight hours of training workshops, consultations, webinars, etc. that have helped maintain supervising skills, knowledge and experience since initial certification.
  • Supervisors must have maintained membership in ISIPT over the previous five years.
  • Supervisors must have maintained professional license or credentials.

Process

  • Application will be made online. There will be annual application period(s), date(s) TBD posted on www.interpersonalpsychotherapy.org.
  • Payment for re-certification will be required at the time of submission. Regardless of the outcome of the application, no refunds will be offered.
  • Full application will be reviewed by the ISIPT Certification Committee.
  • Notification to candidate will occur 8-12 weeks after the submission deadline.
  • For information about the final round of legacied Supervisor and Trainer certifications, click here.(deadline for submission May 6, 2022)

Fees (following final round of legacied certification)

  • Supervisor Certification: $450 USD
  • Fee waivers may be offered to therapists from World Bank Lower-Middle and Lower Income countries by written request to info@interpersonalpsychotherapy.org.