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Research-Based, Clinically Savvy Therapy for Depression in Children and Adolescents

About the Course:

This course provides a careful overview of empirically supported treatments for depression in children and adolescents. The course reviews etiological factors in depression and provides examples of questions therapists can use to assess these factors. The relevant outcome research is summarized in a user-friendly fashion, and the course explains how this research can be integrated with assessment findings to individualize therapy for each client. There is step-by-step instruction in the main cognitive-behavioral techniques for treating depression, including behavioral activation, pleasant event scheduling, cognitive restructuring, and attributional retraining, as well as guidelines for preventing suicide attempts, reducing guilt, strengthening self-esteem, and using psychodynamic and family systems strategies for treating depression . There are case illustrations and numerous examples of good words to say in various clinical situations.

This course is based on chapter 14 of the book, Child and Adolescent Therapy: Science and Art, 2nd Edition created by Jeremy Shapiro in 2015.

Publication Date:

Child and Adolescent Therapy Science and Art 2nd Edition 2015

Course Material Author

Jeremy P. Shapiro

Jeremy P. Shapiro, Ph.D., a clinical child psychologist and adjunct faculty member of the Psychological Sciences Department of Case Western Reserve University, has 30+ years of experience as a psychotherapist, researcher, and trainer. Dr. Shapiro has published 7 books and numerous articles on topics including child abuse, depression, youth violence prevention, psychotherapy methods, and naturalistic outcome research, and he has presented over 200 workshops to therapists in over 40 states. From the beginning, the central focus of Dr. Shapiro’s career has been integrating scientific findings with clinical reasoning to develop effective, practical strategies for helping clients.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Integrate outcome research and assessment findings to individualize treatment planning for clients

  2. Provide effective cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression using the techniques of behavioral activation, pleasant event scheduling, cognitive restructuring, and attributional retraining,

  3. Use CBT, psychodynamic, and family systems strategies to prevent suicide attempts, reduce guilt, and strengthen self-esteem

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

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Course Material

This exam cover Chapter 14 of the book. Please see our site for additional courses that cover the other chapters in this book.

References begin on page 537.

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Course Number 102638
3 credit hours
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