Interpersonal Psychology

The deeply engrained patterns of one's interpersonal relationships are perhaps the most important theme in human psychology. Indeed, the individual personality is actually shaped and molded by lifelong interactions. Interpersonal Psychology understands that the details of a patient's interpersonal interactions with others can provide insight into the causes and cures of psychological difficulties.

One of the central techniques utilized by an interpersonal psychologist involves increasing a patient’s awareness by asking questions and encouraging self-reflection, so that crucial, rapid sequences can be observed, understood, and, through understanding, gradually altered.