Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT)
Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) is a time-limited, structured form of psychodynamic psychotherapy. The focus of DIT is on relationships and on understanding the link between our low mood and how we interact with others.
By exploring and understanding the interaction between patterns of relating developed in childhood and relationships in the present, it becomes possible to learn to deal with relationships in more positive and useful ways.
At the center of Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy is the concept of the Interpersonal Affective Focus: how the client sees themselves, how they see the other and what affect links the two experiences. As DIT is informed by the same concepts of psychodynamic psychotherapy, there is a strong emphasis on identifying the resistances and defence mechanisms that might oppose a change.