Interpersonal Therapy

The interpersonal therapy was developed in the 1970s and 80s. The interpersonal psychotherapy of depression was built-up in the New Haven-Boston Collaborative Depression Research Project by Gerald Klerman, MD, Myrna Weissman. The interpersonal therapy is same as like the cognitive behavioural therapy. The interpersonal therapy is a treatment process which enables persons to correct false self-beliefs. The interpersonal therapy is the short term therapy which is used for the treatment for depression. This is formed by using without medication or in combination with anti-depressants. The interpersonal therapy contains two types and they are intense interpersonal therapy, clinical management.

The interpersonal therapy main point on improving present social function. The interpersonal therapy is used for the relationship problems and it can give perfect advice for the interpersonal things. The therapist gives tips on relationship skills and on how to express emotions in society and in relationships. The most of the techniques used in interpersonal therapy are proverbial to practitioners of active and supportive forms of psychotherapy. The patient can suppose the bad position with small anxiety for transfer blame to self or others. The interpersonal therapy is use for the grief reaction, role transitions and change, interpersonal deficits and interpersonal role disputes and conflicts with significant others. The negative thoughts might be due to several reasons.

Causes of Interpersonal Therapy

Role transitions

Negative thoughts

Relationship conflicts


What are the various techniques of interpersonal therapy?

Identification of Emotion

Expression of Emotion

Dealing With Emotional Baggage

Interpersonal Therapy and Cognitive-behavioral therapy

The interpersonal therapy contains the 20 sessions and keep a focus on 1-2 key matters. The interpersonal therapy is used to reduce the troubling symptoms of depression. The interpersonal therapy for depression is the psychotherapy. The interpersonal therapy do better effects in combination with medications. The interpersonal therapy helps to develop positive life goals and good self-assessment.

The cognitive behavioral therapy helps people with depression to identify and change inaccurate perceptions. The practitioners helps the patient develope innovative patterns of thinking by directing concentration on both the “wrong” and “right” supposition.