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Casebook of Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2013 - Winter


edited by John C. Markowitz, M.D., and Myrna M. Weissman, Ph.D. ’74 (Oxford University Press) This book addresses the use of interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), a modality that has been developed to build social skills as well as relieve psychiatric symptoms on the understanding that interpersonal problems contribute to many mental disorders. The authors provide detailed case studies that illustrate how psychotherapists use IPT to treat patients with a range of conditions and complications that include mood, anxiety, eating, and personality disorders. The book examines different contexts for practicing IPT, including group therapy, inpatient settings, and telephone therapy.