Treating adolescents with depression is challenging. This breakthrough book offers a new, cutting-edge treatment for children and teens with depression using a modular cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) approach.
Modular CBT for Depressed Children and Adolescents offers a user-friendly, step-by-step transdiagnostic approach to help you treat youths whose depression presents in diverse ways. This manual offers a compelling rationale for using modular cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a brief overview of the limitations in community mental health that led to the development of the modular approach, distinctions from standard CBT, and a review of the current research supporting the effectiveness of this treatment.
Guided by innovative research and best practices, this book provides practical steps for creating a personalized treatment approach for each client that incorporates safety needs, symptoms presentation, etiology, cultural and spiritual background, and family factors. You will also find tools to create a pragmatic conceptualization that can be coupled with the specialized treatment interventions of modular CBT.
If you are looking for a detailed, session-by-session treatment program that includes specific instructions on how to use the modular approach to meet the individualized needs of your clients, this book will be your guide.
About the Authors:
Katherine Nguyen Williams, PhD, is a licensed supervising psychologist, professor, and clinical faculty member in the department of psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She is clinical training director of child and adolescent psychology, and director of the anxiety and OCD clinic at Rady Children's Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry in San Diego, CA, where she provides child and adolescent therapy, and specializes in child and adolescent psychological assessments. She is also founding director of the Center for Child and Adolescent Testing (C-CAT). Nguyen Williams frequently provides clinical trainings, hospital workshops, and university courses on the topics of evidence-based practices, clinical research, and childhood disorders, both locally and nationally. In addition to an active clinical practice, she teaches and clinically supervises psychology students, marriage and family therapists, social workers, psychiatry fellows, and medical students about the application of modular cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for child and adolescent depression and anxiety.
Brent Crandal, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and research investigator at the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, CA. As a clinician, he has offered evidence-based treatments for children, youth, and families in outpatient, inpatient, pediatric, military, and community mental health settings, and supervises and trains therapists. As a research investigator, he developed strategies to promote family engagement in services, screen and assess mental health needs, and measure treatment outcomes. He also advances access to care for children and youth in California's Child Welfare and Behavioral Health systems as part of the California Assessment, Screening, and Treatment Initiative.