CBT with Depressed and Suicidal Adolescents




Presenters: Dr. Mark Reinecke is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Chief of the Division of Psychology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a Distinguished Fellow and former president of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and a Diplomat of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Dr. Reinecke also is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. 
Dr. John Curry received his B.A. in philosophy from Villanova University and his doctorate in clinical psychology from the Catholic University of America. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and of Division 12.  He is currently Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at Duke University.

Overview: Adolescent depression and suicide are important clinical and public health concerns. In this workshop we will review the CBT treatment protocol developed for the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS), and will discuss how it can be employed in clinical practice. Objectives: (1) Discuss cognitive, social and biological factors implicated in vulnerability for pediatric depression, and how these inform case formulation; (2) Describe the “modular” CBT protocol developed for the TADS project, and recent developments in modular treatment; (3) List and discuss 5 CBT modules and how they are employed in practice; (4) Discuss primary findings from the TADS and SOFTAD studies.