About us

The University of Surrey Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Centre is a flagship centre of excellence for IPT training, research and clinical innovation.

The University of Surrey has a well established reputation for clinical training and academic excellence with well established research platforms and is already a leading provider of IPT training in the UK. 

Our Focus

At the University of Surrey Interpersonal Psychotherapy Centre we are committed to working closely with national and international IPT stakeholders to promote the continued development of IPT in the UK. Our aim is to maximise the effectiveness of IPT interventions and services by focussing on three interrelated areas:

  • Delivering the best possible IPT training to mental health professionals
  • Developing a research platform to explore and demarcate the evidence base for different types of IPT interventions
  • Ensuring that IPT practitioners are at the forefront of clinical and service innovation. 

We are a leading UK provider of IPT Training for practitioners, supervisors and trainers and we offer a rolling annual training programme.

While most of our taught courses are delivered in Guildford, they can also be provided off-site to individual organisations.  We offer a flexible model of supervision which can be provided face-to-face or remotely according to individual needs.

About Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

IPT is a time-limited therapy which has an extensive evidence base as a therapy for depression with working age adults, older people and adolescents. Both The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) currently recommend IPT for the treatment of depression. It is has a good evidence base for the treatment of eating disorders and there is also an emerging evidence base with other conditions and client groups including borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder. Various clinical adaptations of IPT have been developed e.g. IPT for Group (IPT-G) and Brief IPT (IPT-B).The main focus of IPT is to help clients learn to link symptoms with interpersonal events, and to recognise that by appropriately addressing interpersonal situations they improve both their relationships and their symptoms

Contact us

Find us

The IPT Centre
Duke of Kent Building
University of Surrey