ACTION: Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Depressed Youth and Their Parents, 1st Edition (DVD) book cover


Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Depressed Youth and Their Parents, 1st Edition

By Kevin Stark


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DVD: 9780415841771
pub: 2013-12-10
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This workshop is focused on a group-based program that helps both parents and children with youth depression. Dr. Stark discusses how to use affective education, coping skills training, problem solving training, cognitive restructuring, and building of more positive core beliefs to treat depression in children and adolescents. He also suggests ways to flexibly use the primary and secondary treatment ingredients of ACTION to successfully treat depressed youth. Dr. Stark also demonstrates how to conceptualize a depressive disorder in a child and subsequently develop an effective treatment plan. Lastly, Dr. Stark reviews the components of the ACTION Parent Training Program.

About the Author

Kevin Stark, PhD, is a Professor at the University of Texas and a licensed psychologist in the state of Texas.

About the Series

DVD Workshop Series on Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

The DVD Workshop series on Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology provides professionals and students instruction on the current state of the scientific evidence—and timely updates on treatments from experts in the field.  Workshop videos vary in length and are designed to train professionals on the implementation of specific evidence-based interventions with youth. Printouts of the presentation, slides, reference lists and other resources are available on line.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Clinical Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health

Additional Resources

The files below include PDF downloads of additional resources that may be used in conjunction with the DVDs. These include slides and references.