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Interpersonal Psychotherapy 2E A Clinician's Guide

2nd Edition

By Scott Stuart, Michael Robertson, Michael Robertson

CRC Press

320 pages

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'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

About the Authors

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health