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Interpersonal Psychotherapy

  • By: Stephanie A. Gamble & Nancy L. Talbot
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is a time-limited, structured psychotherapy originally developed by Gerald Klerman and colleagues in the 1970s for the treatment of depression. IPT aims to reduce patients' psychological distress and symptoms by improving their interpersonal ...

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