The Missouri Eating Disorders Council training, “Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Eating Disorders” will be conducted by Rob Welch, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis. The training will be held at ReDiscover Mental Health, located at 1555 Northeast Rice Road Lee's Summit, Missouri 64086. The training will take place Thursday, March 26th 1-5 pm and Friday, March 27th, 9 am - 5 pm.
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is a brief, evidence-based treatment for eating disorders and can also be used for a variety of other problems, including depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The main goal of IPT is to reduce distress by improving a client’s social functioning and interpersonal relationships. For more information, see: https://interpersonalpsychotherapy.org/ipt-basics/overview-of-ipt/
This free 1.5-day workshop will teach participants how to effectively use IPT with clients, and after the training, ongoing consultation groups with Dr. Welch will be offered at no cost. Lunch will be provided on Friday.
Rob Welch, PhD, CGP
Rob Welch, PhD, CGP, is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Welch received his doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia and has held academic appointments at Yale University, San Diego State University, and Washington University in St. Louis. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of Missouri, Certified Group Psychotherapist and member of the Academy for Eating Disorders.
For the last decade, Dr. Welch’s clinical and research work has focused on identifying and implementing effective treatments for eating disorders and obesity. In a large NIH-funded study, Welch treated adults with overweight and binge eating disorder with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT). Additionally, as an investigator on another large NIH-funded dissemination and implementation study, he provided numerous workshops and expert on-going consultation on IPT to therapists at college counseling centers. He serves as a training supervisor of students, counselors, and other mental health clinicians who are learning to use IPT with their clients. Dr. Welch is a gifted teacher and for many years has conducted a popular upper-level undergraduate course on eating disorders and obesity at Washington University in St. Louis.
Workshop Learning Objectives:
Session Descriptions and Times:
Both sessions will be held at ReDiscover Mental Health in Lee’s Summit, MO. Please arrive by 12:30 pm on Thursday the 26th and 8:30 am on Friday the 27th to allow enough time for registration and the completion of a few questionnaires, which will provide important information to the Council on program attendees. Training on the 26th will run from 1 pm – 5 pm and will include an introduction to IPT and the initial phase. Training on the 27th will run from 9 am – 5 pm and will include a summary and review of day one, intermediate sessions, establishing problem areas and goals, addressing barriers, and the termination phase, with an opportunity to discuss and ask questions. Lunch will be provided.
Training Day 1- Thursday, March 26th: Afternoon Session
12:30-1:00 Registration and Questionnaires
1:00-1:15 Introductions/Overview of Collaborative Initiative
1:15-1:30 Introduction to IPT
1:30-2:30 The Initial Phase
2:45-4:30 The Initial Phase Continued
4:30-5:00 Day 1 Conclusions/Questions/Addressing Barriers
Training Day 2 – Friday, March 27th: Morning Session
8:30-9:00 Check in
9:00-10:30 Summary and Review of Day 1/Overview of Day 2
10:45-11:15 Interpersonal Inventory Wrap-up
11:15-12:30 Intermediate Sessions
12:30-1:30 Break for Lunch (lunch provided; please indicate dietary restrictions on registration form)
Training Day 2- March 27th: Afternoon Session
1:30-2:15 Establishing Problem Areas and Goals
2:15-2:30 Intermediate Phase Video
2:45-4:00 The Termination Phase
Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH):
The University of Missouri-St. Louis, Missouri Institute of Mental Health will be responsible for this program and maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned.
Missouri Institute of Mental Health will award up to 10.25 clock hours or 12.3 contact hours (1.23 CEUs) for this program.
This screen shows you the details for the selected product.
Click the "Add to Cart" button to add this product to your shopping cart. You can enter a quantity larger then 1 to add multiples of this product to your shopping cart.
If the product is full you will see a "Wait List" button. Click this button if you would like to be notified if/when capacity is added. If capacity is increased we will email you. Upon receipt of the increased capacity notification, registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
If the product is not ready for purchase you will see a "Notify Me" button. You can click this button if you would like to be notified when this product is ready for purchase.
Some products can only be purchased through our partner. In this case you will see an "External Register" button. Click this button to purchase through our partner's website.