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Brief Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy: A Clinician's Guide

Alessandra Lemma, Mary Target, and Peter Fonagy


Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) is a brief psychodynamic psychotherapy developed for the treatment of mood disorders. It is being rolled out as part of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) initiative as the psychodynamic model for the treatment of depression. This book is a practical guide for the implementation of a brief psychodynamic intervention in routine clinical practice as well as in research protocols. It sets out clearly the theoretical framework, as well as the rationale and strategies for applying DIT with patients presenting with mood disorders (depression an ... More

Keywords: Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy, DIT, mood disorders, Improving Access to Psychological Therapies, IAPT, depression, psychodynamic intervention, anxiety

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199602452
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602452.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alessandra Lemma, author
Unit Director, Psychological Therapies Development Unit, Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust
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Mary Target, author
Professor of Psychoanalysis, UCL, Professional Director, Anna Freud Centre
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Peter Fonagy, author
Freud Memorial Professor, UCL, Chief Director, Anna Freud Centre
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