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Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents 2ed

by Laura Mufson, Kristen Pollack Dorta, Donna Moreu and Myrna M Weissman Guilford Publications
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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. Clinicians 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. The book includes illustrative clinical vignettes, an extended case example, and information on the model's conceptual and empirical underpinnings. Helpful session checklists and sample assessment tools are featured in the appendices.

Course Use: May serve as a text in graduate-level courses and psychiatric residency programs.

Audience: Mental health professionals who work with adolescents, including clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, counselors, and psychiatrists.

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
4. Diagnosis of Depression and Suitability of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for the Adolescent
5. Conducting Session 1 in IPT-A
6. Initiating the Interpersonal Interview
7. Selecting the Problem Area and Making the Treatment Contract
8. The Middle Phase of IPT-A
9. Therapeutic Techniques
10. Grief
11. Interpersonal Role Disputes
12. Interpersonal Role Transitions
13. Interpersonal Deficits
14. Termination Phase
III. Special Issues in Treating Adolescents
15. Clinical Issues in the Therapist–Patient Relationship
16. Special Clinical Situations
17. Crisis Management
18. The Use of Medication in Conjunction with IPT-A
19. Current and Future Research in IPT-A
20. 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

"The book is clear, insightful, and evidence-based....Any individual working with adolescents would benefit from reading this book, as it is directly applicable to clinical practice....IPT is an evidence-based therapy and highly applicable to the adolescent population. I would encourage anyone working with adolescents to read this book and keep it readily available for reference in their clinical practice."
Laura Mufson, PhD, is Director of the Department of Clinical Psychology at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Mufson was the first to adapt interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) for adolescents and has been conducting research on interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed adolescents for over a decade. She travels extensively, training clinicians in treatment techniques for IPT.

Kristen Pollack Dorta, PhD, is a clinical psychologist currently in private practice. Dr. Dorta has been instrumental in the implementation of interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed adolescents in school-based mental health clinics and the training of school-based clinicians.

Donna Moreau, MD, is in private practice in New York City. Previously she was Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Director of the Children's Anxiety and Depression Clinic at Children's Hospital of New York–Presbyterian Hospital.

Myrna M. Weissman, PhD, one of the originators of interpersonal psychotherapy, is Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health. She is also Director of the Division of Clinical and Genetic Epidemiology at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and has published extensively on interpersonal psychotherapy, including coauthoring (with John C. Markowitz and Gerald L. Klerman) A Comprehensive Guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy.