Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) is a simple short term (16 sessions) individual therapy protocol for mood disorder. The protocol was designed on the basis of the work of the Expert Reference Group on clinical competencies which worked on identifying key components drawn from manualized psychoanalytic/dynamic therapies. It is an easy to acquire, semi-structured, treatment protocol.
DIT was explicitly developed out of the Psychoanalytic/dynamic Competences Framework (Lemma et al., 2008) that provided the basis for the National Occupational Standards (NOS). It is consequently drawn from those psychoanalytic/dynamic approaches with the strongest empirical evidence for efficacy, based on the outcome of controlled trials. It is specifically designed to address presenting symptoms of depression and anxiety.