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Dr. Swartz Elected ISIPT President

Holly Swartz, MD Begins Two-Year Term as President of the 
International Society of Interpersonal Psychotherapy


Dr. Holly Swartz, Professor of Psychiatry, has been elected president of the International Society of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (ISIPT).   She was formally welcomed as the organization’s new president at the Society’s biannual meeting that took place in London and will serve for a period of two years.  ISIPT has representation from over 25 countries, including an active presence in Europe, Africa and South America.  

Dr. Swartz is recognized internationally for her research focusing on optimizing psychosocial treatments for mood disorders.  She is currently testing the impact of maternal depression treatment on offspring also receiving treatment and the role of psychotherapy in the management of bipolar II disorder. Interested in moving psychosocial interventions to non-psychiatric settings, Dr. Swartz and her colleagues are developing an online version of Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy for use in primary care.  She has been an active member of the ISIPT for over 10 years, coordinating workshops in the United States and Canada, and managing the organization’s listserv to facilitate communication among ISIPT members.