Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is used for moderate to severe depression. A structured therapy, it is based upon the premise that psychological issues can occur as a response to difficulties in the interactions clients have with others. This cycle continues as the depressed mood influences how we are able to interact with others. By focusing on, and improving the quality of interactions and relations with others, clients can improve their mood and wellbeing. Clients often access IPT for issues like bereavement, relationship issues, life changes that involve their relationships with others, and when they are suffering due to conflict with others.