Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is a short-term psychological (talking) therapy. Its foundations lie in attachment theory (Bowlby, 1969), communication theory (e.g., Kiesler, 1996), and social theory (e.g., Henderson, Byrne, Duncan-Jones, 1982). IPT therapists pay particular attention to their clients’ relationships with other people. The IPT model says that we can change how we feel by improving our network of relationships with other people. Read more
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy – the model
- Curriculum for practitioner training in Interpersonal Psychotherapy download archived copy
- Relationships are important for our health download archived copy
- Personal community map download archived copy
- Personal community map instructions download archived copy
- Personal community map questions download archived copy
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy for depression | Paul Wilkinson | 2012
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy: Techniques, supervision | Christopher Gale | 2007
- Implementing Interpersonal Psuchotherapy (IPT) for eating disorders | Rob Welch, Dr Denise Wilfley | 2013 download archived copy
- What is interpersonal psychotherapy? video
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy – panel discussion youtube.com: part 1, part 2, part 3
- Demonstration lecture video
- Cuijpers, P., Donker, T., Weissman, M. M., Ravitz, P., & Cristea, I. A. (2016). Interpersonal psychotherapy for mental health problems: a comprehensive meta-analysis. American Journal of Psychiatry, 173(7), 680-687. download
- de Mello, M. F., de Jesus Mari, J., Bacaltchuk, J., Verdeli, H., & Neugebauer, R. (2005). A systematic review of research findings on the efficacy of interpersonal therapy for depressive disorders. European archives of psychiatry and clinical neuroscience, 255(2), 75-82. download
- Klerman, G. L., & Weissman, M. M. (1994). Interpersonal psychotherapy of depression: A brief, focused, specific strategy. Jason Aronson, Incorporated.
- Markowitz, J. C., Lipsitz, J., & Milrod, B. L. (2014). Critical review of outcome research on interpersonal psychotherapy for anxiety disorders. Depression and anxiety, 31(4), 316-325. download
- Bowlby, J. (1969). Attachment and loss: Volume I. Attachment. London: The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations.
- Henderson, S., Byrne, D. G., & Duncan-Jones, P. (1982). Neurosis and the social environment. Sydney, Australia: Academic Press.
- Kiesler, D. J. (1996). Contemporary interpersonal theory and research: Personality, psychopathology, and psychotherapy. New York: Wiley.