Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy or DIT is a time limited and structured psychotherapy, typically delivered over 16 weekly sessions. It aims to help you understand the connection between presenting symptoms and what is happening in your relationships through identifying a core repetitive pattern of relating that can be traced back to childhood. Once this pattern is identified, it will be used to make sense of difficulties in relationships in the here-and-now that contribute to psychological stress.
DIT is a good treatment of choice for those who recognise relational difficulties as the core cause of their psychological distress. DIT is also ideal for those who want to work with focus and depth, however cannot commit to longer term
psychotherapy due to other constraints. During 16 weekly individual sessions the therapist will lead you to reflect on the way you perceive yourself and others, on the feelings which accompany your perceptions, and how these link with your relational history and unconscious beliefs. Your therapist will encourage you to reflect on what you think and feel, thereby enhancing your ability to manage current interpersonal difficulties. It aims at relieving your symptoms of distress, enhancing your interpersonal functioning and your capacity for understanding yourself and others. By the end of the treatment you will have become a lot more familiar with at least one problematic relational pattern, and have started making active changes to the way in which you relate to others.