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2nd Edition

Interpersonal Psychotherapy 2E A Clinician's Guide

ISBN 9781444137545
Published August 31, 2012 by CRC Press
336 Pages

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Book Description

'This book provides a very useful and thought-provoking account of a developing form of interpersonal psychotherapy and gives a clear guide for practising clinicians."
Psychological Medicine

First published in 2003, this groundbreaking text firmly established itself as a touchstone for all therapists using interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT).

Key features and benefits:

• A wealth of clinically-based descriptions and vignettes help bring the theory to life
• Numerous case studies highlight the key issues in IPT
• Reproducible diagrams and flowcharts for use by therapists and their patients
• Comprehensive coverage of key theoretical issues and an up-to-date critical appraisal of IPT research

New for the second edition:
• Extended coverage of the clinical adaptation of IPT to post-traumatic mental health and other new applications of IPT
• More on depression and common problems encountered in IPT
• Coverage of training and dissemination
• How to manage joint sessions and integrate techniques from other approaches and models

Interpersonal Psychotherapy: a clinician's guide is the international standard for the clinical trainee seeking an introduction to IPT as well as for instructors of psychiatry residents, psychology interns and graduate students, as well as social work students. It is an accessible reference for other mental health providers and primary care practitioners.

Table of Contents

IPT Theory and Clinical Applications

Initial Sessions

The Structure of IPT
Assessment and Patient Selection
The Interpersonal Inventory
The Interpersonal Formulation
The Treatment Contract

IPT Techniques

Communication Analysis
Interpersonal Incidents
Use of Affect
Role Playing

Problem Areas

Interpersonal Disputes
Role Transitions
Grief and Loss

Concluding IPT

Concluding Acute Treatment and Maintenance

Additional Aspects of IPT

Psychodynamic Processes
Applications of IPT
Research in IPT
IPT: An Integrated Case Example


IPT Institute and Certified Training in Interpersonal Psychotherapy
Interpersonal Inventory Form
Interpersonal Formulation Form
International Society of Interpersonal Psychotherapy

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Scott Stuart MD Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA

Michael Robertson FRANZCP Director of the Mayo Wesley Centre for Mental Health, Taree, New South Wales, Australia