Grounded in extensive research and clinical experience, this manual provides a complete guide to interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed adolescents (IPT-A). IPT-A is an evidence-based brief intervention designed to meet the specific developmental needs of teenagers. Clinicians learn how to educate adolescents and their families about depression, work with associated relationship difficulties, and help clients manage their symptoms while developing more effective communication and interpersonal problem-solving skills. The book includes illustrative clinical vignettes, an extended case example, and information on the model's conceptual and empirical underpinnings. Helpful session checklists and sample assessment tools are featured in the appendices.
Laura H. Mufson, PhD, is Director of the Department of Clinical Psychology at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Mufson was the first to adapt interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) for adolescents and has been conducting research on interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed adolescents for over a decade. She travels extensively, training clinicians in treatment techniques for IPT. Kristen Pollack Dorta, PhD, is a clinical psychologist currently in private practice. Dr. Dorta has been instrumental in the implementation of interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed adolescents in school-based mental health clinics and the training of school-based clinicians. Donna Moreau, MD, is in private practice in New York City. Previously she was Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Director of the Children's Anxiety and Depression Clinic at Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Myrna M. Weissman, PhD, one of the originators of interpersonal psychotherapy, is Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health. She is also Director of the Division of Clinical and Genetic Epidemiology at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and has published extensively on interpersonal psychotherapy, including coauthoring (with John C. Markowitz and Gerald L. Klerman) A Comprehensive Guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy.
I. Overview1. The Nature of Depression in Adolescents2. Current Psychosocial Treatments for Adolescent Depression3. The Origins and Development of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for DepressionII. Application of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents4. Diagnosis of Depression and Suitability of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for the Adolescent5. Conducting Session 1 in IPT-A6. Initiating the Interpersonal Interview7. Selecting the Problem Area and Making the Treatment Contract8. The Middle Phase of IPT-A9. Therapeutic Techniques10. Grief11. Interpersonal Role Disputes12. Interpersonal Role Transitions13. Interpersonal Deficits14. Termination PhaseIII. Special Issues in Treating Adolescents15. Clinical Issues in the Therapist-Patient Relationship16. Special Clinical Situations17. Crisis Management18. The Use of Medication in Conjunction with IPT-A19. Current and Future Research in IPT-A20. A Comprehensive Description of an IPT-A CaseAppendix A. Closeness CircleAppendix B. Interpersonal Inventory: How to Query about RelationshipsAppendix C. Session Checklist for Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents