Online Interpersonal Psychotherapy
What Is Interpersonal Therapy?
Our online Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is an evidence-based method of psychotherapy often used to treat mood disorders and to increase the quality of a person’s interpersonal relationships.
IPT aims to improve a patient’s social functioning to help minimise their social anxiety.
IPT directly offers strategies that help to resolve issues within four principal areas.
Who does it help?
Interpersonal therapy helps a patient to:
- Address “interpersonal deficits” – social isolation or the involvement with unfulfilling relationships.
- Solve unresolved grief
- Adapt to challenging life transitions, such as divorce, retirement, or relocation for those who struggle to adjust
- Deal with interpersonal disputes (addressing conflicting expectations between other people)
What conditions can it treat?
Interpersonal psychotherapy is used to treat effectively:
- Major depressive disorder
- Eating disorders
- Perinatal depression
- Substance addiction
- Mood disorders such as Bipolar Disorder
How is it different from CBT?
IPT differs from CBT in that it addresses thoughts and actions only relevant to interpersonal relationships, whereas CBT treats broader beliefs and behavioural patterns.
IPT focuses on a patient’s specific target areas without aiming to explore their entire personality traits.
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