Brief Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy: A Clinicians Guide

Paperback | August 5, 2011

byAlessandra Lemma, Mary Target, Peter Fonagy

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Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) is a brief psychodynamic psychotherapy developed for the treatment of mood disorders. It is being rolled out as part of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) initiative as the psychodynamic model for the treatment of depression.This book is a user-friendly, practical guide for the implementation of a brief psychodynamic intervention in routine clinical practice as well as in research protocols. It sets out clearly the theoretical framework, as well as the rationale and strategies for applying DIT with patients presentingwith mood disorders (depression and anxiety). Throughout, it is illustrated with detailed examples that help the reader to implement the approach in their practice. The book will be required reading to support the national IAPT training initiative, as well as providing a resource for mental health professionals specialising in psychodynamic psychotherapy and wishing to work within a limited time frame.

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Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) is a brief psychodynamic psychotherapy developed for the treatment of mood disorders. It is being rolled out as part of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) initiative as the psychodynamic model for the treatment of depression.This book is a user-friendly, practical guide for the ...

Professor Alessandra Lemma is Director of the Psychological Therapies Development Unit at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. She is a clinical psychologist and a psychoanalyst. She is Visiting Professor, Research Dept of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College, and Visiting Professor of Psychologica...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.6 inPublished:August 5, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019960245X

ISBN - 13:9780199602452

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Table of Contents

1. Dynamic-Interpersonal Therapy (DIT): New Wine in an Old Bottle?2. Why DIT for Mood Disorders?3. Core Features and Strategies4. The Initial Phase5. The Interpersonal-Affective Focus (IPAF)6. The Middle Phase7. Techniques8. Working in the transference9. The Ending Phase10. When Things Wrong11. When Things Wrong