Types of Therapy

Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT)

From the DIT website: http://www.d-i-t.org/

DIT is a brief (16 sessions) psychodynamic psychotherapy developed for the treatment of mood disorders. As with other brief psychodynamically-oriented approaches, in DIT the overarching principles are rooted in the broader psychoanalytic framework that emphasizes: (1) The impact of early childhood experiences on adult functioning, with particular attention to adult attachment processes and the significance of mental models of relationships; (2) The internal and external forces that shape the mind and therefore inform our perception of ourselves in relationships with others; (3) The existence of an unconscious realm of experience that is a motivating force; (4) The unconscious projective and introjective processes that underpin the subjective experience of relationships, and (5) The ubiquity of the transference, by which patients respond to others, and to the therapist, according to developmental models that have not been updated or challenged.