Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Weissman, M. M. 2010. Interpersonal Psychotherapy. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is a time-limited, evidence-based psychotherapy, specified and described in a manual. It was initially developed for patients with major depressive disorder and later adapted for other disorders. Designed for administration by trained mental health professionals, it has been taught to mental-health workers with less professional training. The original manual detailed the empirical and theoretical basis of IPT (Klerman & Weissman, 1984) and was updated in 2000 (Weissman, Markowitz, & Klerman). The most recent manual is oriented to clinicians and contains numerous clinical examples (Weissman, Markowitz, & Klerman, 2007).
- interpersonal psychotherapy;
- evidence based therapy