Interpersonal Therapy - IPTIPT is a pragmatic, interactive therapy designed specifically to help with the effects of depression. It is focussed and time-limited in its approach.
A typical series of IPT will take place over 16-20 sessions. An aim of Interpersonal Therapy is to help the client explore their present situation and to focus in on difficult aspects of their current relationships and experiences that may have an impact on their feelings of depression. IPT addresses the dilemmas and problems that are affecting the client's immediate circumstances and supports the client in developing interpersonal contacts and utilising resources that may be available to them. It is a medium term, active process.