What is Interpersonal psychotherapy? Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on the relationships between people and how these relationships can affect a person’s mood and mental health. IPT is based on the idea that interpersonal problems can contribute to the development of psychological symptoms such as depression and anxiety. IPT is typically a short-term therapy that typically lasts between 12 and 16 sessions. During these sessions, the therapist and client work together to identify the interpersonal problems that are contributing to the client’s symptoms. The therapist then helps the client develop strategies for improving their relationships and communication skills. IPT has been shown to be effective in treating depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders. It is often used in conjunction with medication and other forms of therapy. IPT is based on the idea that improving relationships and communication skills can lead to a reduction in psychological symptoms and an improvement in overall well-being.
Shervan K Shahhian