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2nd Edition

Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents

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Laura Mufson, Kristin Pollack Dorta, Donna Moreau, Myrna M Weissman

  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents

315 pages
ISBN: 9781609182267

Grounded in extensive research and clinical experience, this manual provides a complete guide to interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed adolescents (IPT-A). IPT-A is an evidence-based brief intervention designed to meet the specific developmental needs of teenagers.

Readers learn how to educate adolescents and their families about depression, work with associated relationship difficulties, and help clients manage their symptoms while developing more effective communication and interpersonal problem-solving skills.

Invaluable advice is also given on handling the many challenges and crises that may arise in work with teens. Including many additional clinical vignettes and more detailed instructions throughout, the second edition features two new chapters elucidating specific therapeutic techniques and presenting an extended case example.

Fully revised and expanded, the second edition of this popular treatment manual incorporates a decade's worth of scientific and practical advances. Provided are step-by-step guidelines for conducting the authors' evidence-based brief intervention, together with up-to-date information on conceptual and empirical underpinnings.

Helpful session checklists and sample assessment tools are provided in the appendices.

Table of Contents

I. Overview

  1. The Nature of Depression in Adolescents
  2. Current Psychosocial Treatments for Adolescent Depression
  3. The Origins and Development of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression

II. Application of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents

  1. Diagnosis of Depression and Suitability of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for the Adolescent
  2. Conducting Session 1 in IPT-A
  3. Initiating the Interpersonal Interview
  4. Selecting the Problem Area and Making the Treatment Contract
  5. The Middle Phase of IPT-A
  6. Therapeutic Techniques
  7. Grief
  8. Interpersonal Role Disputes
  9. Interpersonal Role Transitions
  10. Interpersonal Deficits
  11. Termination Phase

III. Special Issues in Treating Adolescents

  1. Clinical Issues in the TherapistPatient Relationship
  2. Special Clinical Situations
  3. Crisis Management
  4. The Use of Medication in Conjunction with IPT-A
  5. Current and Future Research in IPT-A
  6. A Comprehensive Description of an IPT-A Case

Appendix A. Closeness Circle

Appendix B. Interpersonal Inventory: How to Query about Relationships

Appendix C. Session Checklist for Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents