This volume extends to adolescents the established success of interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) with adults. IPT, a proven effective method that deals with social relationships and social networks, gets to the heart of the problems that trouble depressed adolescents. This book details the empirical basis of IPT and the rationale for applying this method to the treatment of patients in their teens. The manual clearly outlines the strategies and goals for different phases of treatment, and focuses on individual sessions and specific methods for implementing strategies necessary to achieve therapeutic goals. The authors provide scripts to guide the therapist through treatment, and case vignettes, excerpted from actual therapy sessions, illustrate the treatment application. This text will be invaluable to psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers, students and teachers in these areas, and other mental health professionals working with depressed adolescents.