Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Grand Rounds

Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents (IPT-A)

Gabrielle E. Anderson, PhD
Director of Psychology
Hallowell Center San Francisco

Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology
UC Berkeley


Learning objectives:
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the basic premise of IPT-A
  • Define the four problem areas in IPT-A (role transition, role dispute, grief, interpersonal deficits)
  • Describe the three treatment phases of IPTA-A (initial, intermediate, termination)
  • Identify the primary components of ITP-A (i.e., Interpersonal inventory, interpersonal formulation, communication analysis, decision anaylsis, communication skills, role play)


About the speaker:
Gabrielle Anderson, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and trained school psychologist. She has extensive experience working with clients of all ages. Dr. Anderson is fluent in Spanish and offers services in both English and Spanish.

Dr. Anderson received her undergraduate degree in psychology and Spanish at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to becoming a psychologist, she spent four years as an inner-city public school teacher through the Teach for America program. Dr. Anderson completed her doctorate in counseling/clinical/school psychology at UC Santa Barbara, where she was a U.S. Department of Education Bilingual Fellow and a University of California President’s Dissertation Year Fellow. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Bellevue Hospital Center-New York University School of Medicine in the Cross-Cultural Psychology Specialty Track/Bilingual Treatment Program.

Dr. Anderson was trained in interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) while working as a project director and expert therapist for psychotherapy studies with depressed adolescents at New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Anderson also co-directed the Clinical Psychology Externship for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Evaluation Service (CAPES) and served as an instructor of clinical psychology in psychiatry through the Division of Child Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. In addition, Dr. Anderson worked as a pediatric psychologist through the Integrated Mental Health-Primary Care Program at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian. After leaving Columbia University Medical Center, she worked at the Wall Street Counseling Center and the Hallowell Center in New York City.  She has served as the director of psychology at the Hallowell Center in San Francisco since 2013.

Dr. Anderson served an expert consultant for the IPT training program at the Veterans Administration for five years and has provided clinical supervision for various university-based research studies on IPT at Rutgers, UCLA, and NYU. Additionally, she recently accepted an adjunct faculty position at UC Berkeley to train doctoral students in IPT.


Remote live streaming locations:

  • UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland: OPC Boardroom
  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General: Bldg. 5, Room 7M30


UCSF Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Grand Rounds presentations are for educational purposes and are intended only for an audience of medical professionals.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits will be available for licensed physicians participating in this activity. To qualify for CME credit for this event, participants must (1) attend in-person or at one of the approved live streaming locations listed above; and (2) sign in at their location.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

LP-190 Auditorium
401 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco, CA 94143