IPT is a type of individual talking therapies that helps people with depression identify and address problems in their relationships with family, partners, and friends.
The concept behind this therapy is that poor relationships with people in your life or any recent changes like a recent grief, occupational change or relational change can leave you feeling depressed. Depression can in turn make your relationships with other people worse and make it difficult for you to adapt the new change.
This therapy is offered if you have mild to moderate depression when other talking therapies, such as CBT did not work.
IPT is usually offered for 16 to 20 sessions.