The Guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy is the definitive, practical guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for clinicians and researchers. IPT is a well-researched, time-limited, and diagnosis-focused therapy. An update and expansion of the original 1984, 2000, and 2007 IPT manuals, this guide illustrates not only individual IPT treatment for patients with major depression but also adaptations of IPT for different diagnoses, patient populations, and treatment formats. This book is the basis for the extensive research that has validated IPT and led to its listing in treatment guidelines.
Written by the originators of the treatment and one of its leading researchers, this updated and expanded guide describes how to approach clinical encounters with patients, how to focus IPT treatment, and how to handle therapeutic difficulties. IPT can be combined with medication, and it is a safe alternative to medication for individuals who may not be able to take antidepressants. IPT has been shown not only to relieve symptoms but to build social skills as well. Learn how to use IPT to effectively treat depression and other disorders including bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, posttraumatic stress, and borderline personality disorder. With clinical examples and sample therapist scripts throughout, The Guide summarizes the theoretical and empirical background of IPT and focuses on teaching you the best way to deliver this effective, immensely practical treatment.
• The definitive guide on IPT from the originators of the treatment.
• Learn to effectively treat depression and bipolar, anxiety, eating, and borderline personality disorders using IPT.
• Contains clinical examples and sample therapist scripts throughout.
New to this Edition
• Updated with new research and clinical controversies in IPT.
• Defines the elements that are unique to IPT and are needed to make adaptations authentically IPT.
• Significantly expanded, including more discussion on international use and collaboration with the World Health Organization.
• Reorganized to follow DSM-5 diagnoses.
Table of Contents:
Section I: Introduction
1. The Interpersonal Psychotherapy Platform
2. An Outline of IPT
Section II: How to Conduct IPT
3. What is IPT?
4. Beginning IPT
6. Role Disputes
7. Role Transitions
8. Interpersonal Deficits (Social Isolation; No Life Events)
9. Termination and Maintenance Treatment
10. IPT Techniques and the Therapist's Role
11. Common Therapeutic Issues and Patient Questions
Section III: Adaptations of IPT for Mood Disorders
12. Overview of Adaptations of IPT
13. Peripartum Depression: Pregnancy, Miscarriage, Postpartum; Infertility
14. Depression in Adolescents and Children
15. Depression in Older Adults
16. Depression in Medical Patients; Interpersonal Counseling (IPC) and Briefer IPT
17. Persistent Depressive Disorder/Dysthymic Disorder
18. Bipolar Disorder
Section IV: Adaptations of IPT for Non-Mood Disorders
19. Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
20. Eating Disorders
21. Anxiety Disorders: Social Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder
22. Trauma and Stress-Related Disorders
23. Borderline Personality Disorder
Section V: Special Topics, Training, and Resources
24. IPT Across Cultures and in Resource-Poor Countries
25. Group, Conjoint, Telephone, and Internet Formats for IPT
26. Training and Resources
Appendix A: Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression
Appendix B: Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)
Appendix C: Interpersonal Psychotherapy Outcome Scale, Therapist's Version
About the Authors
About the Authors:
Myrna M. Weissman, PhD, is Diane Goldman Kemper Family Professor of Epidemiology and Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and Chief of the Division of Epidemiology at New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI). She received her PhD in Epidemiology from Yale University School of Medicine where she also became a professor. Early on in her career she began working with Gerald Klerman at Yale University on the development of IPT. Together they carried out this work, testing IPT in several clinical trials of maintenance and acute treatment of depression and modification for primary care they called Interpersonal Counseling. They published the first IPT manual in 1984.
John C. Markowitz, MD, received his medical degree from Columbia University and did his residency training in psychiatry at the Payne Whitney Clinic of Cornell Medical Center, where he was trained in interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) by the late Gerald L. Klerman. First at Cornell and then at Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute, Dr. Markowitz has conducted comparative studies of IPT, other psychotherapies, and medications, studying mood, anxiety, and personality disorders. He has received numerous grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and other organizations, has published several hundred articles and book chapters, and has taught and supervised IPT around the world.
Gerald L. Klerman, MD, was mentor of Dr. Weissman (his wife) and Dr. Markowitz. He was convinced that interpersonal relationships importantly influenced the course and recurrence of illness, and that psychotherapy could potentially stabilize interpersonal relations. Gerry was the force behind the original ideas in the first Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) manual (Klerman et al., 1984) and many of its adaptations. Gerry died young in April 1992. Even years after his death, his writing on IPT is pervasive. Gerry held numerous prestigious positions in psychiatry and government. He graduated from New York University Medical School and did his residency at Harvard. He was professor at Yale University, Harvard Medical School, and lastly, Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He was appointed by President Carter to lead the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration, a position he held between 1977 and 1980.