Interpersonal and Psychodynamic Therapy
Interpersonal Therapy focuses on the current relationships a patient has with family members, colleagues, and other persons in the patient’s circle. The therapist client relationship is of key importance in this modality as interpersonal problems may present in the therapy room and can be addressed and resolved. There are both short and long term forms of this therapy. This therapy can work wonders by uncovering the interpersonal sources of emotional discontent which often initiate or exacerbate depressive episodes. Once an area of stress has been discovered, the therapist and patient then move toward identifying and expressing the underlying emotions surrounding the stressor. Psychodynamic psychotherapy also explores how one's early relationships and experiences impact the psychological development of an individual. This approach to treatment can often continue for long periods of time, and weekly sessions may be required for two, three or more years.