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Helping Your Depressed Teenager

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This book is a practical guide offering understanding of normal and abnormal adolescent development, of the psychopathology of depression and suicide, and of treatments and interventions. It covers the teenager years, a time of rapid change that sees bodily changes, emerging sexuality, identity formation, social and academic stressors, conflicts with values families, as well as separation from family. It discusses the symptoms of depression and attempts to understand the causes. The tragedy of suicide is viewed within a family systems context. Treatment considerations are discussed through sections on evaluation, individual and family therapy, medication usage, and hospitalization. The focus of the guide for parents and caregivers is to offer family solutions to a complex problem that faces individuals and the impact it has on their families.

This course is based on the book, Helping Your Depressed Teenager created by Gerald D. Oster, Ph.D., Sarah S. Montgomery, M.S.W.

Course Material Author

Gerald D. Oster, Ph.D., Sarah S. Montgomery, M.S.W.

Gerald D. Oster, Ph.D. is former Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Maryland Medical School who now maintains a private practice in child and adolescent psychology and provides consultations and assessments to schools, hospitals, and group practices.

Sarah S. Montgomery, MSW is a licensed social worker working within the Baltimore school system. Formerly she was a child and family therapist at the University of Maryland Medical System Department of Psychiatry.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Course Objectives:

  1. to learn what families can do to prevent teen depression

  2. to tell the difference between moodiness and depression

  3. to read the warning signs of a troubled teenager

  4. to know when professional help is needed and where to find it

  5. to choose the right treatment options for teenagers and their families

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

6 CE credit hours

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American Psychological Association (APA)

6 CE credit hours

CE Learning Systems is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

6 CE credit hours

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

6 CPD hours

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Course Number 100205
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