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Supervisor Certification

Criteria

  • ISIPT membership required; must be renewed annually to maintain certification.
  • Utilization of IPT in clinical or research practices.
  • 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.
  • Written documentation of completed didactic training and clinically supervised IPT cases; direct supervision of trainees in at least four IPT cases, including a minimum of eight hours of supervision with each trainee per case.
  • Written documentation of number of supervision hours provided, along with a description of setting and patient population.
  • 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.

Application Requirements

  • Cover letter no longer than two pages providing any supporting information for ISIPT Supervisor Certification.
  • Image of a government issued identification.
  • A letter of recommendation from another IPT trainer or expert colleague who has observed the applicant’s work and can provide feedback on supervising competencies.
  • Proof of completed didactic training and clinically supervised IPT cases (see above).
  • Documented number of supervision hours which includes setting and patient population.
  • Letter from supervisee documenting successful supervision.

Maintenance of Certification

  • Supervisors will need to recertify every five years.
  • Applications can be submitted through the ISIPT.org website.
  • 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 your supervising skills, knowledge and experience since you were certified. A list of supervisees or those consulted must be submitted, or documentation of training.
  • Supervisors must have maintained their membership in ISIPT over the previous five years.
  • Supervisors must have maintained their professional license or credentials.

Process

  • Application will be made online. There will be two application periods annually, dates TBD.
  • Payment for 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.

Fees

  • 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.