IPT West Midlands Training Centre

Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust launched the IPT West Midlands Training Centre in 2013 and offer training courses and supervision in IPT to IAPT Services and other organisations across the Midlands and East areas.

What is IPT? 

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is one of the recognised NICE psychological therapies for depression. It is a time-limited and focused treatment that links depressive symptoms to the interpersonal difficulties around interpersonal loss, change, conflict or isolation. IPT supports the use and development of effective resources in the client’s interpersonal network.    

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IPT UK Executive Committee 

IPT West Midlands is pleased to announce that Dr Marie Wardle, Lorraine Manley, and Heather Morgan have joined the IPT UK Executive Committee from May 2023 - May 2025. 


EDI Mission Statement 

We’re committed to ensuring all our events are accessible in relation to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), whether you’re attending an event online or in person, as an IPT Trainee, Clinician, Supervisor or Trainer.

EDI Standards 

We provide all students with an electronic and a hard copy of all course materials, including slides and student handbook, irrespective of either an online event or an in-person event:

In-Person Events

We ensure that:

  • All venues are accessible - DDA (Disability discrimination act 2005) and EA (Equality act) 2010 compliant 
  • Car parking is available or venues are easily accessible by public transport (London venues)
  • Lifts are available if conferences and breakout spaces are located on the upper floors
  • All rooms and spaces are wheelchair accessible, with ramps where required
  • Rooms are spacious, airy , and well-ventilated with minimal noise 
  • Rooms are set up in round table format to facilitate networking and refreshment breaks 
  • The event programme is well structured with sufficient self-care breaks
  • All dietary requirements are catered for
  • Hearing loops and large print handouts are available on request
For Online Events

We offer live Teams training and on-demand content to remove geographical and financial barriers and provide a variety of accessible options for event content.

We ensure that:

  • Online training can be recorded and uploaded on to the Teams Library on request which is covered by the Microsoft Privacy Policy 2022. This can be transcribed if necessary.  
  • On-demand services are made available to students via our Teams Library, which is available for one year of their training
  • The event programme is varied, with networking opportunities

We will:

  • Send joining instructions to presenters and delegates in advance with all the logistical information needed for the day
  • Give full consideration to representation and diversity for Trainers, presenters, students, and delegates
  • Keep delegate fees low (compared to CPD courses and events from other providers), with some free CPD events
  • Provide on request an on-demand service to allow students and delegates to catch up on any content they missed on the day, via our Teams Library.

Interpersonal Psychotherapy Training Contact Details

Phone numbers, fax and email


IPT West Midlands,
Linden Suite, Redwoods Centre, Somerby Drive ,