The book starts with an overview of the sections that structure the first half of it: the explanation of the four foci of interpersonal psychotherapy (grief, role disputes, role transitions, and role deficits), the termination of treatment, specific techniques, treatment problems, and evaluation studies of interpersonal psychotherapy. The second half of the book deals with numerous adaptations of interpersonal psychotherapy to diagnostic categories other than its original target, major depression. The adaptations also concern special comorbid disorders such as depression and HIV, specific age groups such as adolescents and geriatric patients, and formats other than individual therapy, such as group therapy, marital therapy, couple focus, and telephone consultation. A discussion of interpersonal psychotherapy in other languages and cultures is included, as well as interpersonal psychotherapy in specific settings like primary health care. Even the future of interpersonal psychotherapy is dealt with in the last chapter, on the decline of psychotherapy in the United States and the problem of diminishing proficiency of psychotherapists under the pressure of the economics of health care. The authors hope that interpersonal psychotherapy will maintain its status by its short and effective low-effort style of interventions.