The model uses one theory, Attachment Theory and one intervention, Interpersonal Psychotherapy; acknowledging that relationships don’t just matter, they really matter.
The overarching aim of The Prospect Model is to increase access to psychological services by providing the evidence-based IPT across Lothian.
IPT is a time-limited, practical intervention that aims to improve wellbeing and reduce individuals’ symptoms by improving interactions with people, including the ability to seek-help. IPT brings together psychological, biological and social factors to better understand the client’s distress and focuses on the relationships that a person currently has within their lives. Thinking, behaviour and experience are all heavily influenced by interpersonal relationships and attachment; both early and current. One key element of the intervention is to emphasise the importance of life events whether predicted or unexpected in triggering and sustaining distress in mental health.
Overview of the model strands that are currently being used in a variety of settings aiming to make IPT, an 'A' rated evidence based intervention, more accessible.Read
The Prospect Model are currently in the process of adapting the IPT model to suit a variety of differing profiles (symptoms, characteristics and level of need) and for various settings.Discover
Click here for manuals, training resources and further information on the Prospect Model . You can also read research that has been carried out and presented/published.Learn
“You are a person in,
distress, symptoms we recognise etc.”
“Take care of yourself; who can help?”
“Who is in your life?”
are specifically linked to the onset of the problem: “Grief, dispute, transition, loneliness.”
symptom reduction and improved social functioning not personality.
and now focus