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Treating Depressed and Suicidal Adolescents : A Clinician's Guide - David A. Brent

Treating Depressed and Suicidal Adolescents

A Clinician's Guide

Hardcover Published: 1st March 2011
ISBN: 9781606239575
Number Of Pages: 276
For Ages: 12 - 19 years old

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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 be photocopied from the book or downloaded and printed by purchasers. This book will be invaluable to mental health professionals who work with adolescents, including clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, counselors, and psychiatrists. It will also serve as a text in graduate-level courses.

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"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. The book 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, Department of Psychology, Harvard University, USA "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, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, USA

Introductionp. 1
Adolescent Depression: An Overview of Assessment and Treatmentp. 13
Why Is Adolescent Depression an Important Problem?p. 14
Common Questions Families Ask about Depression (and Some Brief Answers)p. 14
Classificationp. 15
Guidelines for Assessment of Mood Disordersp. 18
Differential Diagnosis and Assessment of Comorbidityp. 26
An Overview of Evidence-Based Treatment Options for Adolescent Depressionp. 31
Assessment and Treatment of Suicidal Ideation and Behaviorp. 43
Significance of Suicidal Behavior and Some Important Definitionsp. 44
General Principles for Assessmentp. 46
Five Key Domains of Inquiryp. 47
Assessing Imminent Suicidal Riskp. 79
Dispositionp. 82
Important Components of Effective Treatmentp. 85
The Organizational Environmentp. 86
The Individual as Therapistp. 91
The Therapeutic Relationshipp. 97
Getting Startedp. 99
How to Structure a Sessionp. 100
Negotiating the Safety Planp. 101
Determining Appropriate Level of Carep. 109
Building Rapport during the First Sessionp. 110
Confidentialityp. 111
Getting the Teen's Buy-Inp. 113
Building the Therapeutic Relationshipp. 115
Patient and Family Psychoeducationp. 122
Goal Settingp. 123
Chain Analysis and Treatment Planningp. 126
What Is a Chain Analysis?p. 127
When Would a Therapist Use a Chain Analysis?p. 128
How to Handle Obstacles When Conducting a Chain Analysisp. 129
How to Conduct a Chain Analysisp. 130
Conducting a Chain Analysis with Parentsp. 131
Addressing Vulnerability and Protective Factorsp. 133
Treatment Planningp. 137
Integrated Case Examplep. 142
Behavioral Activation and Emotion Regulationp. 148
Behavioral Activationp. 149
Emotion Regulationp. 157
The Emotions Thermometerp. 164
Distractionp. 167
Self-Soothingp. 167
Deep Breathingp. 167
Progressive Muscle Relaxationp. 168
Pleasant Imageryp. 169
Emotion Regulation Skills with the Familyp. 170
Cognitive Restructuring, Problem Solving, and Interpersonal Effectivenessp. 172
Ways of Changep. 173
Cognition and Emotional Disordersp. 173
Links between Thinking, Feeling, and Actingp. 174
Catching the Link in Real Timep. 175
Cognitive Distortionsp. 179
Automatic Thoughts, Assumptions, and Core Beliefsp. 180
Suicidal Thinkingp. 186
Cognitive Restructuringp. 187
Problem Solvingp. 193
Enhancing Interpersonal Skillsp. 196
Treatment-Resistant Depressionp. 207
What Is Treatment-Resistant Depression?p. 208
Why Is Treatment-Resistant Depression Important?p. 208
Seven Key Questionsp. 209
Treatment of a Patient Who Has Not Responded to a First Antidepressantp. 221
Prevention of Treatment-Resistant Depressionp. 222
Getting Well and Staying Well: Consolidation and Maintenance Treatmentp. 224
Why Are Additional Phases of Treatment after Acute Treatment Necessary?p. 225
Consolidation Treatmentp. 226
Maintenance Treatmentp. 252
Forward!p. 259
What Can We Do Now?p. 260
Other Approaches That Might Be Available in the Near Futurep. 261
Novel Approaches to the Assessment of Suicidal Riskp. 261
Annotated Bibliographyp. 264
Indexp. 269
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ISBN: 9781606239575
ISBN-10: 1606239570
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 12 - 19 years old
For Grades: 7+
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 1st March 2011
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52