Treating Depressed and Suicidal Adolescents: A Clinician's Guide

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Overview

Grounded in decades of research and the clinical care of thousands of depressed and suicidal teens, this highly accessible book will enhance the skills of any therapist who works with this challenging population. The authors describe the nuts and bolts of assessing clients and crafting individualized treatment plans that combine cognitive and behavioral techniques, emotion regulation interventions, family involvement, and antidepressant medication. Illustrated with many clinical examples, each chapter includes a concise overview and key points. Reproducible treatment planning forms and client handouts can also be downloaded and printed by purchasers in a convenient full-page size.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Gary B Kaniuk, Psy.D.(Cermak Health Services)
Description: This book takes a step-by-step approach to addressing treatment issues in depressed and suicidal adolescents, considering assessment, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and maintenance treatment.
Purpose: Noting that, "Adolescent depression is a prevalent, serious problem — and a major challenge for clinicians," this book is designed to "enhance the skills of any therapist who works with this difficult-to-treat population." Based on research and using "dozens of vivid case examples, it offers concrete guidance for effective assessment and treatment."
Audience: The book targets clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, counselors, and psychiatrists who work with adolescents and their families, although graduate students in these areas could benefit as well. Both David Brent and Tina Goldstein are from the department of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Brent is also the director of the STAR-Center (Services for Teens at Risk), where Kimberly D. Poling is clinical program manager.
Features: An introduction to adolescent depression and the development of the STAR program begins the book. It then discusses the assessment of suicidal ideation with five domains of inquiry: characteristics of current and past suicidal ideation and behavior; psychiatric disorder; psychological traits; family/environmental stressors and support; and availability of lethal methods. Treatment issues are addressed next, beginning with the very basics of structuring therapy sessions and enhancing the working relationship. The book shows how behavioral techniques (chain analysis, behavioral activation, relaxation methods) and cognitive therapy (cognitive distortions, core beliefs, cognitive restructuring, problem-solving) can help depressed individuals. Treatment-resistant depression is also covered. Finally, the book discusses maintenance treatment when an adolescent has achieved remission. The chapters are organized fairly uniformly, starting with "What you will learn in this chapter" and ending with key points. Numerous tables and figures help clarify the text. This step-by-step approach is extremely helpful in learning the therapeutic process and useful for novice therapists and seasoned veterans alike.
Assessment: This is a well-written resource, especially for inexperienced therapists who want a step-by-step approach. The case examples are extremely helpful in learning the therapeutic process.
Choice Reviews
"This clearly written, well-referenced book is designed for those treating this difficult population of at-risk adolescents....The authors include rich case study contributions from their own evidence-based clinical practices, providing an impressively strong basis for the work....This book can be a valuable resource for today's psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, advanced practice psychiatric nurses, counselors, and others who care for these depressed, at-risk adolescents. Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals."--Choice Reviews
From the Publisher

"Brent and his colleagues have produced a superbly written book that provides state-of-the-art information about evidence-based assessment and treatment of adolescent depression and suicidality. It is infused with clinical wisdom that will fully prepare the reader for treating these challenging conditions. This exceptional book is a 'must read.'"--Matthew K. Nock, PhD, Department of Psychology, Harvard University

"If you are looking for an authoritative, well-written, and practical book about adolescent depression and suicidality, this is it. The book is written by leading experts who not only are doing research, but also are in the trenches providing help to young people and their families. This is an excellent resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health clinicians."--Boris Birmaher, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Western Psychiatric Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

"A unique contribution to the clinical literature. Brent is one of the most prominent researchers in child psychiatry. He and his coauthors present an extremely readable and practical work that is rooted in research but geared toward clinicians in any setting, from the emergency department to private practice. The case examples, handouts, and descriptions of key therapy techniques are invaluable; chapters on assessing and managing suicidality provide concise yet thorough guidelines. The section on developing a safety plan is excellent, and is sufficiently detailed that clinicians will be easily able to implement the procedures."--Anthony Spirito, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University

Choice

"This clearly written, well-referenced book is designed for those treating this difficult population of at-risk adolescents....The authors include rich case study contributions from their own evidence-based clinical practices, providing an impressively strong basis for the work....This book can be a valuable resource for today's psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, advanced practice psychiatric nurses, counselors, and others who care for these depressed, at-risk adolescents. Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals."--Choice
Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

"A well organized and detailed description of a method do treat adolescent patients developed by the Services for Teens at Risk Center (STAR-Center) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This book presents a straightforward management recipe with a complete framework easily applicable to most treatment settings....One of the greater strengths of this book is the numerous case examples described throughout the text to clarify specific tools and skills introduced to follow this treatment method. Another strength of this text is the inclusion of numerous worksheets (some reproducible at the Guilford Press website)...with easy to follow guidelines for clinicians and patients to work through....We recommend this book as a valuable asset for clinicians who work with depressed and suicidal adolescents. Its user-friendly apprach of incorporating psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy approaches makes it a handy quick reference to keep in the office. The emergency room mental health clinician will also likely benefit from the book's review of safety plan development and implementation, which may be particularly beneficial in the management of patients bring discharged from the emergency room."--Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606239575
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/15/2011
  • Pages: 276
  • Sales rank: 429,805
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

David A. Brent, MD, is Academic Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and holds an Endowed Chair in Suicide Studies. He is Director of Services for Teens at Risk (STAR-Center), a clinical service for depressed and suicidal teens. Dr. Brent has conducted some of the most important work on the risk factors for depression and suicidal behavior in adolescents, and has successfully translated that work into the development and testing of effective pharmacological and psychotherapeutic interventions. He has received research awards from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the American Association of Suicidology, the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the American Psychiatric Association.
 
Kimberly D. Poling, LCSW, is Clinical Program Manager at the STAR-Center. She has been involved in developing and implementing treatment protocols, training, and supervising cognitive therapists, both in Pittsburgh and throughout the country, and is an expert in the areas of cognitive therapy, diagnostic assessment, and suicide risk assessment. She has also served as a faculty member at the Center for Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and in the Department of Psychology and Education of the University of Pittsburgh.
 
Tina R. Goldstein, PhD, a clinical psychologist, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Her clinical and research interests focus on the development and testing of psychosocial interventions for children and adolescents with and at risk for mood disorders, as well as the prevention and treatment of suicidal behavior in youth. She has expertise in cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Adolescent Depression: An Overview of Assessment and Treatment
2. Assessment and Treatment of Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
3. Important Components of Effective Treatment
4. Getting Started
5. Chain Analysis and Treatment Planning
6. Behavioral Activation and Emotion Regulation
7. Cognitive Restructuring, Problem Solving, and Enhancing Interpersonal Skills
8. Treatment-Resistant Depression
9. Getting Well and Staying Well: Consolidation and Maintenance Treatment
10. Forward! Annotated Bibliography

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