This is a focused, time-limited, short-term therapy for depression and anxiety that emphasizes current interpersonal relations. Since interpersonal problems greatly contribute to depression and anxiety in many people, the goal is to develop alternate and more effective interpersonal strategies. Disputes involved with key people, feelings that are difficult to express, and communication and role distortions are all identified and helped. Supportive relationships help with stress tolerance, treatment and recovery.
Dr. Weinstein has practiced this and had training from the founders of Interpersonal Psychotherapy of Depression, Drs. Gerald Klerman and Myrna Weissman.
For more information about treatments review: www.med.umich.edu/depression/ipt.htm