Cognitive Therapy for Depressed Adolescents

Cognitive Therapy for Depressed Adolescents

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

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"....Useful for learning the nuts and bolts of cognitive therapy...." —Jerry M. Wiener, M.D. in American Journal of Psychiatry

"This book is a long-awaited, timely, and wonderfully executed addition to the treatment armamentarium for young patients with depression.... I would enthusiastically recommend this book to trainees and therapists working with both adolescents and young adults. It is an excellent text for those who want to broaden their therapeutic acumen in general or for those who wish to learn the technique of cognitive therapy in particular. Other treatment manuals on the market offer brevity. This text offers comprehensiveness, tying together rhetorical background, clear and detailed examples of the application of technique, and important clinical caveats for those new to cognitive therapy and its application in adolescents. Its authors are among the most experienced and regarded clinician/researchers in the field... This book is an important contribution to the field of adolescent depression, and it will reward those who study." —Craig L. Donnely, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Mediacl Center, Lebanon, NH

"...This informative book is useful for professionals who are already familiar with both cognitive therapy and adolescent development as well as for those who wish to apply these concepts in their treatment of depressed adolescents." —Jane Bonk, Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

"This timely book fills a critical void in the treatment literature for depressed adolescents. It will be a welcome addition to the library and therapeutic approaches of clinicians and researchers alike. A great step forward." —Peter S. Jensen, M.D., NIMH

"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, Ph.D., Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital, UCLA

"Cognitive Therapy for Depressed Adolescents is an important contribution to the literature on the assessment and treatment of depressed adolescents. The authors deserve to be complimented for the even flow and the continuity across the chapters. In a concise and very readable fashion, the reader is provided with a detailed description of the guidelines and principles of cognitive therapy for depressed adolescents and of the specific techniques available to the cognitive therapist." —Peter M. Lewinsohn, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Oregon Research Institute and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, Oregon Health Sciences University

Contemporary Psychology
"...provides a wealth of practical and theoretical information as it clearly elucidates treatment interventions, technical problems, the context of therapy, and key principles of cognitive therapy with adolescent clients."
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Margery R. Johnson, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This book describes the theory and technique of cognitive psychotherapy as adapted for use with depressed adolescents.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide instruction in a specific technique of short-term therapy, by modifying a well-established treatment method previously applied primarily to adult patients.
Audience: The intended audience for this book is psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers who are engaged in treating adolescents and who already have experience with different forms of therapy.
Features: This book takes a technique of short-term therapy that has proven effective in the treatment of depression in adults and adapts it for use with a younger patient population. The book describes the technique in considerable detail, including clinical vignettes and examples of patient-therapist dialogue. Also included are examples of the charts and "homework" assignments used in this method of treatment. The authors also include sections on using this mode of treatment in different settings and with patients with other conditions in addition to depression.
Assessment: This book provides a very useful adaptation of a specific therapy technique for a rather large segment of the patient population, namely the depressed adolescent. It would be of considerable interest for anyone treating this patient population, especially in this era of emphasis on short-term treatment.
3 Stars from Doody
Margery R. Johnson
This book describes the theory and technique of cognitive psychotherapy as adapted for use with depressed adolescents. The purpose is to provide instruction in a specific technique of short-term therapy, by modifying a well-established treatment method previously applied primarily to adult patients. The intended audience for this book is psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers who are engaged in treating adolescents and who already have experience with different forms of therapy. This book takes a technique of short-term therapy that has proven effective in the treatment of depression in adults and adapts it for use with a younger patient population. The book describes the technique in considerable detail, including clinical vignettes and examples of patient-therapist dialogue. Also included are examples of the charts and "homework" assignments used in this method of treatment. The authors also include sections on using this mode of treatment in different settings and with patients with other conditions in addition to depression. This book provides a very useful adaptation of a specific therapy technique for a rather large segment of the patient population, namely the depressed adolescent. It would be of considerable interest for anyone treating this patient population, especially in this era of emphasis on short-term treatment.
Booknews
Based upon and adapted from Aaron T. Beck's cognitive therapy for depressed adults, this volume provides general strategies and specific tactics for the use of cognitive therapy with depressed adolescents. It provides patient-therapist narratives that convey a clinical feel for how the therapy works, as well as actual case vignettes illustrating effective techniques for diagnosis and treatment. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898621198
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
07/08/1994
Series:
Mental Health And Psychopathology Series
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.06(d)

Meet the Author

T.C.R. Wilkes, MD, 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, MD, 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, PhD, 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.

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