Confirm the Depression Diagnosis and Suitability
of IPT-A | Provide Psychoeducation About Depression | Explain the Theory and Goals of IPT-A | Conduct the Interpersonal Inventory | Identify the Interpersonal Problem Area(s) | Make the Treatment Contract
Prior to entering IPT-A, the adolescent should have already
completed a full psychiatric evaluation to assess current symptoms
and diagnoses, as well as psychiatric, family, developmental, medical,
social, and academic history (Mufson et al. 2004a).
However, it is important to confirm the depression diagnosis in
the first session, using a clinical interview.