2. The type of therapy I would suggest in offering to treat AJ is Interpersonal Psychotherapy. Interpersonal Psychotherapy was developed by Gerald Klerman and Myrna Weissman in the 1970’s and was used to treat unipolar, nonpsychotic depression in adults.
3. I feel that Interpersonal Psychotherapy is the best form of treatment for AJ because IPT had three components. The three components that IPT has are Symptom Formation, Social Functioning, and Personality Factors. I believe since AJ is just not feeling right and not sure why that it has to do with one or more of these components. Social functioning, symptom formation, and personality factors are tied into one another and improving on all three of these can help ease the problems he is facing that are making him feel the way he feels.
4. The focus of Interpersonal Psychotherapy is that it focuses on the recovery of current depression issues by helping to clarify AJ’s problems by starting with the relationship between the onset of AJ’s current depressive symptoms and his interpersonal problems that he is having. Interpersonal Psychotherapy can also help build AJ’s interpersonal skills to help him in the future to resolve or to help manage his issues or problems more successfully. Interpersonal Psychotherapy has specific problems areas. The interpersonal problem areas focus on Grief, Interpersonal Disputes, Role Transitions, and Interpersonal Deficits. In AJ’s case I feel that the focus area of interpersonal problems he faces is the role transitions and the interpersonal deficits. The reason I feel AJ fits into role transition is because he may have had a... [continues]
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