Interpersonal Therapy

Interpersonal Therapy helps children with behavioural and emotional problems, especially when they do not realise that their actions are wrong, even after being punished. When others cannot control many of their actions, they do not exactly get the full benefit of the disciplinary action that they have been given. Such problems usually result in a very upset parent and a very confused child.

It is important to decide whether your child works better with a male or female therapist and ensure that your child is comfortable with the therapist they will see, as this is crucial to the success of the therapy.

In each session, the therapist will try different methods of helping your child, for example, how to deal with emotions like anger, fear, sadness, frustration, or their emotions in general. After every appointment, your child will be expected to show these new skills and focus on them. These skills will gradually build on each other until they have complete behavioural or emotional control. At this point, the therapist will focus on maintaining these skills with your child. It is vital to be consistent with the appointments. Missing an appointment may cause your child to slip or regress slightly in their behaviours.