Interpersonal counselling in general practice.
Fiona Judd, Myrna Weissman, Julian Davis, Gene Hodgins, Leon Piterman
Australian Family Physician | Published : 2004
BACKGROUND: Interpersonal counselling (IPC) derives from interpersonal psycho-therapy (IPT) but is briefer in the number and duration of sessions and is particularly suited to the primary care setting. While depression and other psychological symptoms are not necessarily 'caused' by interpersonal problems, they do occur in a social and interpersonal context. Problem areas commonly associated with the onset of depression are unresolved grief, interpersonal disputes, role transition and interpersonal deficits such as social isolation. OBJECTIVE: This article discusses IPC and how it can be used in the general practice setting. DISCUSSION: The structure of IPC is of a brief treatment of six ses..View full abstract