Comprehensive Guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy / Edition 1

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Since its introduction as a brief, empirically validated treatment for depression, Interpersonal Psychotherapy has broadened its scope and repertoire to include disorders of behavior and personality as well as disorders of mood. Practitioners in today’s managed care climate will welcome this encyclopedic reference consolidating the 1984 manual (revised) with new applications and research results plus studies in process and in promise and an international resource exchange.
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Updating (1984), this reference consolidates the art and research behind a treatment developed in the 1970s for depression. Applied now to disorders of behavior and personality as well as mood and adapted to new formats, IPT is presented as an empirically-validated, replicable, and time-limited treatment (the type managed care likes) with rationales, techniques, and case examples. Weissman teaches psychiatry and epidemiology at Columbia U.; directs a division of the NY State Psychiatric Institute; and co-authored with the late G. Klerman, this and the 1984 manuals. J. Markowitz, a colleague at Columbia and Cornell U. Medical College, is the other author. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780465095667
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 12/8/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 488
  • Sales rank: 486,755
  • Lexile: 1280L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.43 (h) x 1.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Denise Wilfley, Ph.D., has joint faculty appointments at the University of California–San Diego and San Diego State University. K. Roy MacKenzie, Ph.D., and Myrna Weissman, Ph.D., have published widely on group therapy and Interpersonal Psychotherapy respectively. Myrna Weissman, Ph.D. (Professor, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons), co-authored Interpersonal Psychotherapy of Depression (1984) with the late Gerald Klerman, M.D. Klerman was a professor of medicine and director of research laboratories at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He received the 1984 Solomon A. Berson Medical Alumni Achievement Award in Clinical Science. John C. Markowitz, M.D., (Associate Professor, New York Hospital - Cornell Medical College), trained with Dr. Klerman and presents IPT workshops worldwide. Gerald L. Klerman, M.D., is professor of medicine and is also director of research laboratories at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Klerman received the 1984 Solomon A. Berson Medical Alumni Achievement Award in Clinical Science. Myrna M. Weissman, Ph.D., is professor of psychiatry and epidemiology at the Yale University School of Medicine. She is also director of the Depression Research Unit at the Connecticut Mental Health Center, Yale University. Bruce J. Rounsaville, M.D., is assistant professor of psychiatry and is also connected with the Depression Research Unit at the Yale University School of Medicine. Eve S. Chevron, M.S., is the project coordinator at the Depression Research Unit at the Yale University School of Medicine.
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Table of Contents

Overview of IPT 1
Pt. I Conducting Interpersonal Psychotherapy of Depression
1 An Outline of IPT 19
2 The Initial Phase 27
3 Grief (Complicated Bereavement) 61
4 Interpersonal Role Disputes 75
5 Role Transitions 89
6 Interpersonal Deficits 103
7 Termination of Treatment 117
8 Specific Techniques 123
9 Common Problems 139
10 Efficacy Data for Acute Treatment of Major Depression 163
Pt. II Adaptation of IPT for Mood Disorders
Introduction 173
11 Maintenance IPT for Recurrent Major Depression (IPT-M) 175
12 IPT for Dysthymic Disorder (IPT-D) 185
13 IPT for Depressed Adolescents (IPT-A) 195
14 IPT for Late-Life Depression 213
15 Conjoint Treatment for Depression Patients with Marital Disputes (IPT-CM) 223
16 Bipolar Disorder 267
17 Primary-Care and Mentally Ill Patients 279
18 IPT for Depressed HIV-Positive Patients (IPT-HIV) 289
19 Depressed Ante- and Postpartum Patients 299
Pt. III Adaptation of IPT for Non-Mood Disorders
20 Substance Use Disorders 311
21 Eating Disorders: Bulimia and Anorexia Nervosa 317
22 Anxiety Disorders 329
23 Applications in Progress 341
Pt. IV IPT Resources
24 IPT in New Formats: Group, Telephone, Patient Guide; Translation and Use in Other Languages and Cultures 361
25 Training and Treatment Manuals 375
Pt. V The Future of IPT
The Future of IPT 395
Appendix An Integrative Case Example 403
Literature References 435
Index 453
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