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Defeating depression

Defeating depression

Law, Roslyn, author

This ground-breaking new self-help book is based on interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), a therapeutic approach being adopted by the government's nationwide Improved Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme, alongside cognitive behavioural therapy

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Robinson, 2013
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Statement of responsibility: Roslyn Law
ISBN: 1849017123, 9781849017121
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: x, 532 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
Subject: Interpersonal psychotherapy Popular works.; Depression, Mental Treatment Popular works.; Cognitive therapy Popular works.; Health and Fitness.; Health and Wellbeing.

Author note

Dr Roslyn Law is a consultant clinical psychologist and one of the leading practitioners of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) in the UK. She is Chair of IPTUK, the professional body for IPT therapists and National Lead for Interpersonal Psychotherapy in IAPT, a national government mental health campaign.She is director of the IPT training course at the Anna Freud Centre and holds an honorary senior lecturer post at UCL and has trained other clinicians in IPT in the UK and Ireland, Europe and in North America for many years.

Back cover copy

Use the relationships in your life to break free from depression

Struggling with low mood or depression? If so, you're far from alone and this book can help. Depression can be crippling and, at times, recovery may seem like an unattainable goal. However, with the right treatment, you can rediscover the pleasure in your life once more. This practical guide uses techniques based on Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) which uses story-telling (exploring and recounting our stories of depression) to help you to gain a fuller understanding of your depression, to identify the relationships that are most likely to impact on your recovery, and to improve your communication skills in order for you to be able to improve key relationships.

IPT is an effective and increasingly popular treatment for depression. It works from the assumption that the relationships in our lives can have both a positive and negative impact on our mood, particularly when we are suffering from depression. By improving relationships where there may be tension, either exacerbated by depression, or perhaps even causing it, we can alleviate the symptoms and address the underlying causes of depression.

? Practical exercises and techniques
? Case studies
? Worksheets to monitor your progress
? Planning for the future: relapse prevention

Dr Roslyn Law is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and depression expert. She is Director of the Interpersonal Psychotherapy Practitioner and Supervisor Course at the Anna Freud Centre and Reading University and has trained other therapists in IPT across the UK and Ireland, Europe and North America.