Although supportive psychotherapy and interpersonal psychotherapy share some similarities, these therapeutic approaches have many differences. When assessing clients and selecting therapies, it is important to recognize these differences and how they may impact your clients. For this Assignment, as you compare supportive and interpersonal psychotherapy, consider which therapeutic approach you might use with your clients.
Interpersonal Psychotherapy: A Case of Postpartum Depression with Scott Stuart MD.
· Briefly describe how supportive and interpersonal psychotherapies are similar.
· Explain at least three differences between these therapies. Include how these differences might impact your practice as a mental health counselor.
· Explain which therapeutic approach you might use with clients and why. Support your approach with evidence-based literature.
Wheeler, K. (Ed.). (2014). Psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse: A how-to guide for evidence-based practice (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.
· Chapter 5, “Supportive and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy” (pp. 238–242)
· Chapter 9, “Interpersonal Psychotherapy” (pp. 347–368)