Despite the availability of effective treatments for child and adolescent depression, relapse rates in this population remain high. This innovative manual presents an evidence-based brief therapy for 8- to 18-year-olds who have responded to acute treatment but still have residual symptoms. Each session of relapse prevention cognitive-behavioral therapy (RP-CBT) is illustrated in step-by-step detail, including focused techniques for promoting and sustaining well-being, supplemental strategies for tailoring treatment to each individual's needs, and ways to involve parents. In a convenient large-size format, the book features 50 reproducible handouts and forms. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.
“This book provides a clear, comprehensive description of RP-CBT, the only evidence-based intervention currently available for relapse/recurrence prevention in formerly depressed children and adolescents. This intervention is shorter, simpler, and more personalized than standard CBT; it really represents the state of the art in child and adolescent depression treatment. The book reflects the expertise of the authors, who are highly qualified researchers and clinicians.”
—Paul Rohde, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, Oregon Research Institute
About the Authors:
Betsy D. Kennard, PsyD, ABPP, a clinical psychologist, is Professor in Psychiatry and Director of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) at the Pediatric Psychiatry Research Program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (UT Southwestern) and Children’s Health System of Texas. Dr. Kennard also serves as Program Director of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at UT Southwestern and Clinical Director of the Suicide Prevention and Resilience Program at Children’s Health. Her research focuses on developing and testing effective treatments for depression and suicidal behavior in adolescents.
Jennifer L. Hughes, PhD, a clinical psychologist at Children’s Health, is Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at UT Southwestern. Dr. Hughes has worked as a therapist and treatment developer. Her research focuses on the efficacy and effectiveness of psychosocial treatments for prevention and treatment of depression and suicide in youth, and the dissemination of evidence-based treatments to the community.
Aleksandra Foxwell, PhD, a clinical psychologist, is Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at UT Southwestern. Her research and clinical interests focus on using evidence-based treatments for depression, anxiety, and other disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Foxwell also trains and supervises students and interns in using CBT for the treatment of depression.