Brief Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy: A Clinician's Guide

Lemma, Alessandra, Target, Mary and Fonagy, Peter (2011) Brief Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy: A Clinician's Guide. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780199602452

Full text not yet available from this repository.


Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) is a brief psychodynamic psychotherapy developed for the treatment of mood disorders. It is being rolled out as part of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) initiative as the psychodynamic model for the treatment of depression. This book is a user-friendly, practical guide for the implementation of a brief psychodynamic intervention in routine clinical practice as well as in research protocols. It sets out clearly the theoretical framework, as well as the rationale and strategies for applying DIT with patients presenting with mood disorders (depression and anxiety). Throughout, it is illustrated with detailed examples that help the reader to implement the approach in their practice. The book will be required reading to support the national IAPT training initiative, as well as providing a resource for mental health professionals specialising in psychodynamic psychotherapy and wishing to work within a limited time frame.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Contents: 1. Dynamic-Interpersonal Therapy (DIT): New Wine in an old bottle? 2. Why DIT for Mood Disorders? 3. Core Features and Strategies 4. The Initial Phase 5. The Interpersonal-Affective Focus (IPAF) 6. The Middle Phase 7. Techniques 8. Working in the transference 9. The Ending Phase 10. When Things Go Wrong
Subjects: Psychological Therapies, Psychiatry, Counselling > Brief Therapies
Department/People: Children, Young Adult and Family Services

Actions (Library Staff login required)

View Item View Item