IPT: A Case Study

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IPT was based on a revised version of the manual developed by Lipsitz and Markowitz (1999). There were three phases of treatment, which firstly entailed conducting the interpersonal inventory with the aim of relating social anxiety symptoms to individual’s insecurities, where the role of transition was emphasised either in terms of life changes or the therapeutic role where the client begins to recognise that SAD is a temporary state. The second phase is where the problem is addressed and roles were clarified with their associated emotions, along with encouraging the client to communicate and express their feelings; with the final phase being therapy completion, which involved progress discussion and prevention. Much like the CT condition,

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