Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT-A-LD)


Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents (IPT-A) is a therapeutic method that has been proven successful in treating and preventing depression among adolescents.


IPT-A-LD is a psychological intervention method that adapts interpersonal psychotherapy to the unique characteristics of adolescents suffering from learning disabilities.


The program includes 20 sessions: The first phase includes 15 sessions with a psychologist and one session at the school, including the educational staff, the family and the psychologist. The second phase includes five sessions across one year, with the aim of maintaining and reinforcing the skills acquired during therapy.


The Program's Objectives

The program aims to help children and adolescents acquire the necessary skills to better deal with their learning disabilities, improve their mood and improve their interpersonal communication skills. As a result, we expect their performance in school to improve both behaviorally and academically.


The program aims to offer parents the knowledge and tools necessary to better deal with the difficulties presented at home and school, as well as enlist the educational staff's assistance in promoting the child's emotional welfare and academic performance.


The program is part of a study led by Dr. Anat Brunstein Klomek and Dr. Daphne Kopelman-Rubin, at IDC Herzliya School of Psychology and Schneider Children's Medical Center, in collaboration with Dr. Laura Mufson at Columbia University, New York.


For more details

Hila Argentro

Director of the Learning Disabilities Clinic at the Schneider Children's Medical Center