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Interpersonal Therapies and Gender

This entry describes the experiences of people engaging in interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT). This entry first discusses the major tenets of IPT and the processes within this therapeutic modality. It then describes how IPT can be effective with cisgender men and women (i.e., individuals whose sex assigned at birth is congruent with their current gender identity) as well as with transgender individuals (i.e., individuals whose current gender identity is not congruent with their sex assigned at birth). Finally, this entry details a specific example of IPT with transgender individuals to highlight techniques that are gender related and explicitly focuses on role transitions within IPT.

Interpersonal Therapy: What Is It?

Psychotherapists Myrna Weisman, John Markowitz, and Gerald Klerman developed IPT in the 1970s to treat depression and subsequently ...

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