Interpersonal psychotherapy - Robert Hobson

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- Attempt to improve interpersonal functioning, expections of relationships and social support networks

- Emphasises childhood experiences and the cognitive behavioural approach which focuses on current psychosocial stressors

- Depression often affects relationships and roles in those relationships

- Precise focus of IPT is on interpersonal events (e.g disputes and conflicts) that seem to be the most important in the onset and/or maintenance of depression

- First one to three sessions of IPT are usually devoted to assessment and identification of specific interpersonal issues that will be the focus of the remainder of the therapy 

- Therapeutic relationship is formed between the patient and psychologist in order to explore disturbances in relationships causing depression 

- Initial sessions, contract is completed and interpersonal inventory is created to gain background and identify problems of…


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