Show Summary Details
Page of

(p. 218) Group, Conjoint, Telephone, and Internet Formats 

(p. 218) Group, Conjoint, Telephone, and Internet Formats
Chapter:
(p. 218) Group, Conjoint, Telephone, and Internet Formats
Author(s):

Myrna M. Weissman

, John C. Markowitz

, and Gerald L. Klerman

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190662592.003.0025
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY ONLINE (www.oxfordclinicalpsych.com). © Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Clinical Psychology Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 09 July 2020

IPT was developed as an individual, face-to-face psychotherapy, but its principles are flexible enough to work in other formats. This chapter describes adaptations of IPT to four other formats: group IPT, conjoint (couples) IPT, telephone IPT, and Internet (self-guided) IPT. The research that has been done to evaluate each of these formats with various populations and in various settings is described. For instance, group IPT reduces interpersonal isolation; allows patients to see that others share their illness, validating the IPT sick role; and allows therapists to treat larger numbers of patients. However, patients receive less individual attention, difficulties in assembling adequate numbers of patients to form a group may delay treatment, and patients may present with different focal interpersonal problem areas. Recommendations for therapists who choose to use these adaptations are offered.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Clinical Psychology requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.