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Interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed adolescents

Author: Laura Mufson; Kristen Pollack Dorta; Donna Moreau; Myrna M Weissman
Publisher: New York ; London : The Guilford Press, 2011, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
Grounded in extensive research and clinical experience, this manual provides a complete guide to interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed adolescents. Clinicians will learn how to educate adolescents and their families about depression and work with associated relationship difficulties.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Mufson; Kristen Pollack Dorta; Donna Moreau; Myrna M Weissman
ISBN: 9781609182267 160918226X 9781593850425 1593850425
OCLC Number: 687712011
Notes: "Paperback edition 2011"--Title page verso.
Description: xix, 315 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. I Overview --
1. The Nature of Depression in Adolescents --
Not All Adolescents Are Depressed --
Defining Adolescent Depression --
The Course of Adolescent Depression --
Risk Factors --
Associated Outcome of Depression --
Conclusion --
2. Current Psychosocial Treatments for Adolescent Depression --
What Is an Empirically Based Treatment? --
Cognitive Therapy --
Behavioral Approaches --
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy --
Family Therapy --
Group Psychotherapy --
Pharmacotherapy --
Conclusion --
3. The Origins and Development of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression --
Background --
Origins in Adult Work --
Overview of Basic Principles of IPT-A --
Modifications Made for Adolescents --
Overview of Efficacy --
Conclusion --
pt. II Application of Interpersonal Therapy for Depressed Adolescents --
4. Diagnosis of Depression and Suitability of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for the Adolescent --
Diagnosing the Depression --
Determining an Adolescent's Suitability for IPT-A --
Concluding the Pretreatment Evaluation --
Summary --
5. Conducting Session 1 in IPT-A --
Tasks of Session 1 --
Parental Involvement in the Initial Session --
Summary --
6. Initiating the Interpersonal Interview --
The Interpersonal Context of Depression --
The Interpersonal Inventory --
Summary --
7. Selecting the Problem Area and Making the Treatment Contract --
Connecting Depression Symptoms to the Problem Areas --
Identification of Major Problem Areas --
Presenting the Interpersonal Formulation --
Challenges to Setting the Treatment Contract --
Teaching Patients Their Role in IPT --
Summary --
8. The Middle Phase of IPT-A --
Overview of the Middle Phase of Treatment --
Conducting the Middle Phase of Treatment --
Issues Encountered during the Middle Phase of Treatment --
Summary --
9. Therapeutic Techniques --
Exploratory Techniques --
Encouragement of Affect --
Communication Analysis --
Behavior Change Techniques --
Use of the Therapeutic Relationship --
Adjunctive Techniques --
10. Grief --
Developmental Aspects of Grief --
Abnormal Grief --
The Role of the Family in Treatment --
Treating Normal Grief Reactions --
Summary --
11. Interpersonal Role Disputes --
Diagnosing Interpersonal Role Disputes --
Goals and Strategies for the Treatment of Role Disputes --
The Role of Parents in the Treatment of Role Disputes --
Summary --
12. Interpersonal Role Transitions --
Adolescent Role Transitions --
Diagnosing Role Transition Problems --
Treating Role Transitions --
Strategy 1 Educating Patients and Parents about the Transition --
Strategy 2 Reviewing Old and New Roles --
Strategy 3 Assessing and Developing Social Skills --
Strategy 4 Developing Social Support for Transitions --
Summary --
13. Interpersonal Deficits --
Diagnosing Interpersonal Deficits --
Goals and Strategies for the Treatment of Interpersonal Deficits --
The Role of the Family in Treatment --
Summary --
14. Termination Phase --
Termination with the Adolescent --
Termination with the Family --
The Need for Further Treatment --
Therapist Feelings about Termination --
The Need for Long-Term Treatment --
Conclusion --
pt. III Special Issues in Treating Adolescents --
15. Clinical Issues in the Therapist-Patient Relationship --
Patient-Related Issues --
Patient-Initiated Disruptions to Treatment --
Family-Related Issues --
Depression-Related Issues --
16. Special Clinical Situations --
Non-Nuclear Families --
Parental Depression --
The Suicidal Patient --
The Assaultive Patient --
School Refusal --
The Substance-Abusing Adolescent --
Protective Service Agencies --
Sexual Abuse --
Learning Disabilities --
The Sexually Active Adolescent --
The Homosexual Adolescent --
17. Crisis Management --
Assessment of the Crisis --
Types of Crises --
Summary --
18. The Use of Medication in Conjunction with IPT-A --
The Use of Antidepressants in Conjunction with IPT-A --
The Decision to Treat with Antidepressant Medication --
Integrating Pharmacological Treatment with IPT-A --
Pharmacotherapy --
Conclusion --
19. Current and Future Research in IPT-A --
Efficacy Research --
Effectiveness Study --
Group Psychotherapy --
Future Work --
Therapist Training --
Conclusion --
20. A Comprehensive Description of an IPT-A Case --
Case Overview --
Initial-Phase Sessions (1 --
4) --
Middle-Phase Sessions (5 --
8) --
Termination-Phase Sessions (9 --
12) --
A Comparison of Cognitive-Behavioral and IPT-A Approaches to the Treatment of JT.
Responsibility: Laura Mufson [and others].


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