Interpersonal Psychotherapy


IPT is used to treat depression and Bulimia Nervosa, where it has been shown to be an effective treatment. It focusses on depression in the context of relationship issues is especially useful when depression has occurred in response to bereavement, loss, life transitions, relationship problems/disputes and more fundamental problems in relating. When depression has occurs in response any of these situations the person in therapy is encouraged to see their depression in illness terms and also engage with support available from their network of friends and family