About Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
Dr. Ayres works with clients using several different well-studied and effective psychotherapy treatments. Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is a particular area of expertise and is useful in addressing many mental health concerns. This short-term therapy was originally developed by Klerman, Weissman, and colleagues (1984) for the treatment of major depression. It has since been adapted to treat bulimia, binge eating disorder, adolescent depression, depression with a medical condition (HIV), bipolar disorder, PTSD, and postpartum depression.
IPT is a useful approach for those undergoing role transitions including those who identify as transgender or gender nonconforming. In IPT distress/symptoms are related to an individual interpersonal problem area with the goal of reducing identified distress/symptoms and improving the quality of current interpersonal relationships.
Selected resources to learn more about IPT:
- International Society of Interpersonal Psychotherapy
- IPT Institute
- Weissman, M., Markowitz, J., Klerman, G. (2000) Comprehensive Guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy, New York: Basic Books.
- Wilfley, D., MacKenzie, R., Welch, R., Ayres, V.E., & Weismann, M. (2000) Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Group, New York: Basic Books.