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Cognitive Therapy With Depressed Adolescents (1994 Edition)

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Based upon and adapted from Aaron T. Beck’s cognitive therapy for depressed adults, this book provides general strategies and specific tactics for the use of cognitive therapy with depressed adolescents. Featuring strategies derived from years of clinical work and repeated testing, Cognitive Therapy for Depressed Adolescents 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. Throughout, the book stresses that the approach be both interactive and educational.

This course is based on the book, Cognitive Therapy With Depressed Adolescents (1994 Edition) created by T.C.R. Wilkes, Gayle Belsher, A. John Rush, Ellen Frank

Course Material Author

T.C.R. Wilkes, Gayle Belsher, A. John Rush, Ellen Frank

T. C. R. Wilkes, M.D., is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Psychiatric Residency Program at the University of Calgary, Alberta, and Medical Director of the Adolescent Program at Foothills Hospital in Calgary. He graduated in medicine at the University of Birmingham, England, and pursued training in pediatrics in Canada and the U.K. before completing his training in Edinburgh, Scotland and Dallas, Texas. He specializes in the manifestation of affective disorders in children and adolescents and is a member of the Canadian Child Academy. A. John Rush, M.D., holds the Betty Jo Hay Distinguished Chair in Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. The author of over 100 articles, 40 chapters, and five books on the diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders, he is a Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, the American College of Psychiatrists, and the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Rush received the Strecker and the Charles C. Burlingame Awards for research and teaching in 1992. Ellen Frank, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Director of the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic's Depression and Manic-Depression Prevention Programs. Under grants from the national Institute of Mental Health, Dr. Frank is currently conducting a series of assessment and long-term maintenance treatment studies with individuals suffering from recurrent depression and another in the area of manic-depressive illness. Gayle Belsher, PhD, is a staff psychologist on the Cognitive Therapy Team, Outpatient Mental Health Service of the Calgary Regional Health Authority consortium of hospitals. She is also an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary. Her work on this book was completed during a postdoctoral fellowship sponsored by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

T.C.R. Wilkes, Gayle Belsher, A. John Rush, Ellen Frank authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Course Creator

Dan Rebek, Ph.D.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. to discuss common developmental considerations in the treatment of depressed teens
  2. to describe the macrostages and microtechniques in cognitive therapy with depressed teens
  3. to identify common comorbid diagnoses of adolescents who are depressed

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