Freelance journalist Jo Carlowe and Dr. Fiona Duffy discuss Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT).
Fiona Duffy explains IPT and how it differs from CBT. They touch upon interpersonal risk and maintaining factors, and how the therapy has been adapted for children and young people. Fiona mentions exciting research and trials as well as her peer’s paper in CAMH The effectiveness of interpersonal psychotherapy for adolescents with depression.
Links to Studies and Resources
- Fiona recommends IPTUK, for information, resources and training for professionals and parents.
- Depression prevention initiative: Study of IPT – AST in school settings by Professor Laura Mufson
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy-Adolescent Skills Training: Effects on School and Social Functioning by Jami F. Young, Amy Kranzler, Robert Gallop, and Laura Mufson
- Pilot mixed-methods evaluation of interpersonal counselling for young people with depressive symptoms in non-specialist services by Paul Oliver Wilkinson, Viktoria Cestaro, Ian Pinchen
Fiona Duffy is a Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at The University of Edinburgh and Programme Director of the Msc in Applied Psychology for Children and Young People and the training programme for child Clinical Associates in Applied Psychology (CAAPs). She is also an IPT-UK acredited trainer and coordinates and teaches Interpersonal Psychotherapy courses within the department associated with the MSc in Psychological Therapies, and for third year trainees on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, along with the Eating Disorders APS. She’s the Chair of the Scottish Eating Disorder Interest Group (SEDIG) and a member of the Eating Behaviours and Disorders Research Group and the Centre for Applied Developmental Psychology at Edinburgh University. (Bio via The University of Edinburgh)