Snapshot

Interpersonal therapy (IPT) has offered a framework for practice that has a focus on current social and relationship arrangements underpinned by the theoretical influences of attachment theory. Developed in the1970’s, IPT is time framed, identifies the diagnosis as a treatable set of common symptoms and has proved very effective in the treatment of depression and support through life transitions. The therapeutic relationship is identified as a deliberate position developed by the therapist in supportive collaboration with the client in achieving a treatment outcome.