This ground-breaking text has firmly established itself as a touchstone for all therapists using interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT). Thoroughly updated and revised with a wealth of new material and evidence, this book continues to be comprehensive manual for experienced therapists and those undergoing specific IPT training.
With its clear concise text and numerous clinical cases, examples and vignettes, 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 students of nursing, primary care practitioners and other mental health providers.
Section 1: Introduction
2. IPT Theory and Clinical Applications
Section 2: Initial Sessions
3. The Structure of IPT
4. Assessment and Patient Selection
5. The Interpersonal Inventory
6. The Interpersonal Formulation
7. The Treatment Contract
Section 3: IPT Techniques
9. Communication Analysis
10. Interpersonal Incidents
11. Use of Affect
12. Role Playing
13. Problem Solving
15. Use of Therapeutic Relationship
Section 4: Problem Areas
16. Interpersonal Disputes
17. Role Transitions
18. Grief and Loss
Section 5: Concluding IPT
19. Concluding Acute Treatment and Maintenance
Section 6: Additional Aspects of IPT
20. Research in IPT
21. IPT: An Integrated Case
A) Patient Information Guide
B) Interpersonal Inventory Recording Form
C) IPT Formulation Form
D) International Society for Interpersonal Psychotherapists
E) Training in IPT
A wealth of clinically based descriptions and vignettes help bring the theory to life.
Numerous case studies highlight the key issues in IPT.
There are extensive reproducible diagrams and flowcharts for use by therapists and patients alike.
Comprehensive coverage of key theoretical issues and an up to date critical appraisal of IPT research.
New to this Edition
More information on the theory of IPT integrating current empirical literatures related to attachment, social theory, communication theory and social cognition.
A new chapter on common problems encountered.
New material on training and dissemination of IPT.
How to integrate techniques from other approaches and models.
More information on depression and how to manage joint sessions.
Scott Stuart, MD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA. Michael Robertson, FRANZCP, is Director of the Mayo Wesley Centre for Mental Health in Taree, New South Wales, Australia.