Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Depressed Youth and Their Parents
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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.
Kevin Stark, PhD, is a Professor at the University of Texas and a licensed psychologist in the state of Texas.