Interpersonal Therapy: Techniques & Definition


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Interpersonal therapy is designed to treat acute episodes of depression and anxiety, and typically lasts about how long?

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1. Interpersonal therapy is its own modality focusing primarily on a person's interpersonal and communication skills, but it uses which of the following as a framework?

2. Interpersonal therapy is based on which of the following theories?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Interpersonal therapy is one-on-one, short term therapy designed to develop improved self-awareness and learn coping techniques. The quiz includes questions about the framework and theory behind interpersonal therapy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be assessed on the:

  • Theory on which interpersonal therapy is based
  • Improvement of an individual's ability to articulate feelings
  • Average length of interpersonal therapy
  • First step in the interpersonal therapy process

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and assessment will help the student use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about interpersonal therapy from the related lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding interpersonal therapy techniques and interpret them correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic interpersonal theory
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why people would need interpersonal therapy

Additional Learning

To find out more about interpersonal therapy, review the associated lesson called Interpersonal Therapy: Techniques & Definition. This lesson meets the following objectives:

  • Define interpersonal therapy and find examples of which conditions it is designed to treat
  • Identify the length of time patients are typically treated
  • Understand the origins of interpersonal therapy
  • Differentiate between cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic interpersonal theory
  • Know the techniques used to treat patients engaged in interpersonal therapy