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Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Depressed Adolescents
A Practical Guide to Management and Treatment

ISBN 9781138816145
Published January 21, 2016 by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Depressed Adolescents provides clinicians, clinical supervisors, and researchers with a comprehensive understanding of etiological pathways as well as current CBT approaches for treating affected adolescents. Chapters guide readers from preparations for the first session and clinical assessment to termination and relapse prevention, and each chapter includes session transcripts to provide a more concrete sense of what it looks like to implement particular CBT techniques with depressed teens. In-depth discussions of unique challenges posed by working with depressed teens, as well as ways to address these issues, also are provided.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Models of Depression  3. Assessment  4. Setting the Stage  5. Starting  6. Working  7. Maintaining Gains and Relapse Prevention  8. Therapeutic Challenges and Comprehensive Care  9. Addressing Suicidality  10. Innovations and Future Directions in CBT  11.References

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Randy P. Auerbach, PhD, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical psychologist and an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. At McLean Hospital, he is the director of clinical research for the division of child and adolescent psychiatry.

Christian A. Webb, PhD, is an instructor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and an assistant neuroscientist at McLean Hospital.

Jeremy G. Stewart, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow at McLean Hospital and a research fellow in psychology in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.


"This is a very useful and challenging book that I would wholeheartedly recommend to practitioners in this area of work rather than to clients/patients who, given their mood state, might find it heavy going."- Leslie Scarth, Child Psychiatrist, Edinburgh, The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health

"Adolescence is a particularly stormy time. Rates of depression explode and gender differences emerge that last across the lifespan. The authors provide a manual for cognitive therapy with depressed adolescents that is developmentally informed and clinically sophisticated. It is a marvelous blend of the best of developmental science and clinical innovation. Patient dialogues provide a real guide to clinical practice."

Steven D. Hollon, PhD, Gertrude Conaway Professor of Psychology at Vanderbilt University

"This timely and well-researched volume comprehensively reviews the data related to risk factors for depression in adolescence and provides evidence-based recommendations for treatment. The authors demonstrate an authoritative mixture of best-practice guidelines, clinical experience, and case applications to provide the reader with a set of compelling, realistic, and highly practical methods for conceptualizing and treating depressed adolescents."

Keith S. Dobson, PhD, professor of clinical psychology at the University of Calgary

"Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Depressed Adolescents is a comprehensive resource recommended for practicing clinicians, researchers, and trainees in psychology, psychiatry, social work, and other mental health professions. The book is a clear, empirically based guide to implementing cognitive behavior therapy with depressed youth, from assessment through relapse prevention and beyond. The authors should be congratulated for this important, scholarly contribution to the field."

Judy Garber, PhD, professor of psychology and human development at Vanderbilt University

"This is a readable, well organized, and comprehensive book that provides an up-to-date review of the evidence on the epidemiology, etiology, social cognitive models, assessments, and treatment of depression in adolescents, while also including concrete examples of session therapist-patient interactions. The authors have succeeded in creating a ‘one-stop shopping’ experience, consolidating information for clinicians, students, educators, and researchers who are seeking guidance on this important topic."

Joan Rosenbaum Asarnow, PhD, professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior