Happy book birthday to Cindy Stulberg and Ron Frey‘s FEELING BETTER: Beat Depression and Improve Your Relationships with Interpersonal Psychotherapy, which published yesterday with New World Library!

This is the first-ever book to put the research-proven technique of Interpersonal Psychotherapy, IPT, into the hands of the general public, teaching readers skills and tools that will allow you to set and achieve goals, articulate feelings, and make constructive decisions.

Cindy Stulberg, DCS, CPsych, is a psychologist, teacher, wife, mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother. With Dr. Ronald Frey, Cindy cofounded the Institute for Interpersonal Psychotherapy, which trains, supervises, and certifies mental health clinicians in interpersonal psychotherapy. She lives in Ontario.

Ron Frey, PhD, CPsych, is a former acting chief psychologist for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and a registered forensic and clinical psychologist. He lives in Quebec.

Pre-publication praise:

“The authors share a 12-week program based on Interpersonal Psychotherapy to help readers in virtually every life situation, from ‘consciously uncoupling,’ to coping with loss and dealing with addiction”
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“The encouraging, clear voice of the book empowers its readers, and the practical elements make real change seem possible. . . . Feeling Better unlocks the power of community and relationships for health and wholeness.”
— Foreword

“Building on the fundamental truth that our closest relationships are central to our happiness, Feeling Better is an indispensable guide to overcoming depression by changing ineffective patterns of relating. This accessible, evidence-based treatment program, rooted in interpersonal psychotherapy, provides highly effective tools with which to change your relationships, your mood, and your life.”
— Matthew McKay, PhD, coauthor of Thoughts & Feelings and Self-Esteem

“Finally, a book that makes interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) accessible to everyone. The effectiveness of IPT has been rigorously demonstrated by clinical research and should be more widely available to individuals struggling with depression and other mental health issues. It also makes sense that the quality of our relationships is central to our mental health. Feeling Better could be used for self-help or in combination with treatment by a qualified therapist. If you want to feel better, read this book!”
— Dr. Allan B. Steingart, founder and CEO of Psychotherapy Matters and assistant professor of psychiatry, University of Toronto

“The title says it all. I love this proactive approach to mental health. I can see it giving people a sense of empowerment over their depression, which goes a long way, in my experience! I’m a fan of this book because (a) it gives validating encouragement and simple, proactive steps toward positive change; and (b) it’s cheaper than pills.”
— Jessica Holmes, comedian, member of Air Farce, and author of Depression: The Comedy