What is Interpersonal Therapy?
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) draws from attachment theory to inform a therapeutic intervention that focuses on enhancing interactional relationship quality as a way of improving mental health symptoms. This approach is premised by an understanding that many mental health issues stem from relational deficits or role conflicts.
It therefore takes a collaborative approach to exploring the interpersonal events of your current life for the purpose of building relational skills where required. It is for this reason that IPT is often referred to as having a “here-and-now” focus (Markowitz et al., 1998).