1st Edition

Cognitive Therapy for Depressed Adolescents

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ISBN 9780898621198
Published October 20, 1994 by Guilford Press
396 Pages

USD $56.00

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Book Description

Applying Marlatt's elegant research on relapse prevention to problem drinking, smoking, substance abuse, eating disorders, and compulsive gambling, this volume analyzes factors that may lead to relapse and offers practical techniques for maintaining treatment gains.

Featuring strategies derived from years of clinical work and repeated testing, this hands-on manual provides patient-therapist narratives that convey a clinical feel for how this therapy works, as well as actual case vignettes illustrating effective techniques for diagnosis and treatment.

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction and Overview. Rush, Nowels, Adaptation of Cognitive Therapy for Depressed Adolescents. Belsher, Wilkes, Ten Key Principles of Adolescent Cognitive Therapy. Emslie, Weinberg, Diagnosis and Assessment of Depression in Adolescents. Part II. Special Issues with Adolescent Patients. Wilkes, Developmental Considerations. Frank, Rush, The Therapeutic Relationship with Adolescents. Wilkes, Belsher, Family Involvement in the Adolescent's Cognitive Therapy. Part III. Macrostages and Microtechniques in Therapy.

Wilkes, The Initial Phase of Cognitive Therapy: From Assessment to Setting Goals. Belsher, Wilkes, The Middle Phase of Cognitive Therapy: Intervention Techniques for Five Steps in the Therapeutic Process. Belsher, Wilkes, The Final Phases of Cognitive Therapy: Obstacles and Aids to Termination. Part IV. Comorbidity in Depressed Adolescents. Nowels, Cognitive Therapy with Depressed, Substance-Abusing Teenagers. Frank, Special Issues Related to Sexual Victimization. Brent, Lerner, Cognitive Therapy with Affectively Ill, Suicidal Adolescents. Part V. Other Treatments for Depressed Adolescents. Nowels, Cognitive Therapy with Hospitalized Adolescents. Emslie, Rush, Weinberg, General Management and Psychopharmacological Treatment of Depression in Adolescents. Part VI. Further Considerations. Rush, Wilkes, Belsher, Treatment Failures, Obstacles, and Options. Index.

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A valuable asset to improve treatment effectiveness ... Provides a wealth of conceptual and pragmatic tools to help drug abuse treatment clients reorient their lives. - Journal of Psychoactive Drugs

...provides a wealth of practical and theorectical information as it clearly elucidates treatment interventions, technical problems, the context of therapy, and key principles of cognitive therapy with adolescent clients. - Contemporary Psychology

This invaluable resource fuses theory and clinical practice in a state-of-the-art comprehensive discussion of cognitive strategies in the treatment of adolescent depression. The authors are to be commended for their clear exposition of treatment interventions, the context for their application, and discussion of technical problems often encountered in work with this challenging population. - Michael Strober, PhD