Interpersonal Relationship Therapy
What is Interpersonal Relationship Therapy?
Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on you and your personal relationships and can be used to treat a variety of issues, including affective disorders and anxiety disorders. It aims to improve the quality of a client’s relationships and social functioning in situations which cause anxiety or distress.
IPT provides strategies to resolve problems within four key areas, which are based in the four types of communication. Interpersonal Relationship Therapy focuses on identifying issues and helping the client feel more confident in verbal, listening, written and non-verbal communication. It focuses on strengthening skills such as recognition and rationalization of stress and attitude to help reduce distress by improving the way you feel in and about your personal relationships