DYNAMIC INTERPERSONAL THERAPY
DIT is a short-term talking therapy (16 sessions) which focuses on the ‘here and now’ and uses a psychodynamic approach to treat depression and anxiety. It is one of the therapies for depression recommended by the Department of Health.
DIT can help you recognise patterns in relationships and behavioural problems and work with your therapist towards alleviating the difficulties you are experiencing. It has a more active focus on a pattern of relating that is the focus for change. This is the pattern of relating that affects depression and/or anxiety. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines for depression state that brief psychodynamic therapy is a optimal option that can be considered for depressed patients as an alternative to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) where the latter has not been effective.