Clinician's Quick Guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy by Myrna WeissmanClinician's Quick Guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy by Myrna Weissman

Clinician's Quick Guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy

byMyrna Weissman, John Markowitz, Gerald L. Klerman

Paperback | February 1, 2007

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 301 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


The Clinician's Quick Guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy is a practical guide for busy clinicians who want to learn Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). Initially developed as a treatment for major depression, IPT has proven highly effective as a therapy for a number of other disorders. IPTcan be combined with medication, and it is a safe alternative to medication for those individuals who may not be able to take antidepressants. IPT has been shown not only to relieve symptoms but to build social skills as well. Learn how to use IPT to effectively treat depression, as well as other disorders including bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and borderline personality disorder. Written by the originators of the treatment, this practical book describes how to approach clinical encounters withpatients, how to focus IPT treatment, and ways to handle therapeutic difficulties. The book updates research findings on IPT and addresses its adaptation to different cultures. Complete with clinical examples and sample therapist scripts throughout, this guide foregoes the theoretical and empiricalbackground of IPT, and focuses on teaching you the best way to deliver this effective, time-limited, diagnostically focused, and immensely practical treatment.
Myrna M. Weissman, Ph.D. is Professor of Epidemiology and Psychiatry and Chief of the Division of Clinical and Genetic Epidemiology at New York State Psychiatric Institute. She is a faculty member in Epidemiology at the School of Public Health as well as in the Department of Psychiatry at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Colum...
Title:Clinician's Quick Guide to Interpersonal PsychotherapyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 5.98 × 9.09 × 0.79 inPublished:February 1, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195309413

ISBN - 13:9780195309416

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents

1. What is IPT?2. Beginning IPT3. Grief4. Interpersonal Disputes5. Role Transitions6. Interpersonal Deficits7. Termination8. Techniques in IPT and the Therapists Role9. Common Therapeutic Issues and Patient QuestionsAdaptations of IPT for Mood Disorders. 10. Overview of Adaptations to IPT11. Maintenance Treatment of Depression12. Pregnancy, Miscarriage and Postpartum Depression13. Depression in Adolescents and Children14. Depression in Older Adults15. Depression in Medical Patients16. Dysthymic Disorder17. Bipolar DisorderAdaptations of IPT for Non-Mood Disorders. 18. Substance Use Disorders19. Eating Disorders20. Anxiety Disorders21. Borderline Personality DisorderAdaptations of IPT for Non-Mood Disorders. 22. IPT Across Cultures and in Developing Countries23. IPT in Group, Conjoint, and Telephone Formats24. IPT Training and ResourcesAppendix. References.

Editorial Reviews

"The Clinician's Quick Guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy provides practicing clinicians with what they need to know to actually do the treatment and provides a rich and easily accessible compendium of advances made in the treatment of special populations and other disorders. IPT is apowerfully successful clinical intervention; publication of the Quick Guide should help make it more accessible to the clinical practice community."-- Steven D. Hollon, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Vanderbilt University