Since its introduction as an empirically validated, easily replicated, time-limited treatment for depression, interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) has experienced remarkable growth. Now this encyclopedic reference reviews, revises, and vastly expands the original (1984) manual with a broadened repertoire that addresses disorders of behavior and personality as well as disorders of mood.
Practitioners in today's managed-care climate will welcome the accessibility of new research-based applications as well as modifications in technique that will facilitate its adaptation among different patient-populations and in special settings. Informed by the authority of the originators, and complete with reports on work in progress and a worldwide resource exchange, this is the book that consolidates the state of the art and science of IPT.
-from the book jacket