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Interpersonal Psychotherapy, 2e: A Clinician's Guide

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Scott Stuart, Michael Robertson Australian author

  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy, 2e
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy, 2e
    Providing comprehensive coverage of key theoretical issues, this volume is the international standard for an introduction to IPT

320 pages
ISBN: 9781444137545

First published in 2003, this groundbreaking text firmly established itself as a touchstone for all therapists using interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT).

Key features and benefits:

  • A wealth of clinically-based descriptions and vignettes help bring the theory to life
  • Numerous case studies highlight the key issues in IPT
  • Reproducible diagrams and flowcharts for use by therapists and their patients
  • Comprehensive coverage of key theoretical issues and an up-to-date critical appraisal of IPT research

New for the second edition:

  • Extended coverage of the clinical adaptation of IPT to post-traumatic mental health and other new applications of IPT
  • More on depression and common problems encountered in IPT
  • Coverage of training and dissemination
  • How to manage joint sessions and integrate techniques from other approaches and models

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 other mental health providers and primary care practitioners.

Table of Contents


  • IPT Theory and Clinical Applications

Initial Sessions

  • The Structure of IPT
  • Assessment and Patient Selection
  • The Interpersonal Inventory
  • The Interpersonal Formulation
  • The Treatment Contract

IPT Techniques

  • Clarification
  • Communication Analysis
  • Interpersonal Incidents
  • Use of Affect
  • Role Playing
  • Homework

Problem Areas

  • Interpersonal Disputes
  • Role Transitions
  • Grief and Loss

Concluding IPT

  • Concluding Acute Treatment and Maintenance

Additional Aspects of IPT

  • Psychodynamic Processes
  • Applications of IPT
  • Research in IPT
  • IPT: An Integrated Case Example


  • IPT Institute and Certified Training in Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal Inventory Form
  • Interpersonal Formulation Form
  • International Society of Interpersonal Psychotherapy

"This book provides a very useful and thought-provoking account of a developing form of interpersonal psychotherapy and gives a clear guide for practising clinicians."
- Psychological Medicine