Welcome to the Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy (PIT-UK) website. This site has been set up as a source of information about PIT for clients and professionals who would like to know more about this form of psychological treatment.
What is Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy (PIT)?
PIT is a type of psychological treatment that has been shown to help people with a range of different problems, such as depression, self-harm, relationship difficulties, personality disturbance and functional (or so-called “medically unexplained”) symptoms. Many people still refer to PIT by its original name – the “conversational model” – because the therapy takes the form of an in-depth conversation between two people (client and therapist), in which the client’s difficulties are explored and hopefully resolved. PIT places particular emphasis on being an accessible, almost entirely jargon-free form of psychological treatment. When used in the NHS, it is typically practised as a brief therapy. Research shows that it is both clinically efficacious and cost-effective.