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Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)


IPT for Depression is well-suited for patients motivated to reduce depressive symptoms in a time-limited manner. Patients and their provider select a focus area within one of four domains: (1) grief, (2) role transitions, (3) interpersonal conflict, or (4) interpersonal deficits. The initial three-to-five sessions involve an interpersonal interview focused on the most important relationships in one’s life (past and present). This information informs the remaining sessions’ focus within the selected domain. This treatment is less structured when compared to most other manualized treatments (e.g., CPT), yet the patient and provider remain focused on the theme without significant deviation. The treatment duration tends to fall between 12 and 20 sessions.

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