Behavioral Activation with Adolescents: A Clinician's Guide

Author(s) : Elizabeth Anne McCauley, Author(s) : Kelly A. Schloredt, Author(s) : Gretchen R. Gudmundsen, Author(s) : Christopher R. Martell, Author(s) : Sona Dimidjian

Behavioral Activation with Adolescents: A Clinician's Guide

Book Details

  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Published : 2016
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 196
  • Category :
    Child and Adolescent Studies
  • Catalogue No : 38562
  • ISBN 13 : 9781462523986
  • ISBN 10 : 1462523986
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This book presents the first behavioral activation (BA) program to help 12- to 18-year-olds overcome depression. Provided is a systematic framework for increasing adolescents' engagement in rewarding activities and decreasing avoidant behavior. User-friendly features include session-by-session guidelines and agendas, sample scripts, and instructional materials. Strategies are described for actively involving parents and tailoring BA to each teen's needs and developmental level. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book contains 35 reproducible handouts. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

About the Author(s)

Sona Dimidjian, PhD, a clinical psychologist, is Director of the Renee Crown Wellness Institute and Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is a widely recognized expert on women's mental health; the clinical application of contemplative practices, such as mindfulness meditation; and cognitive and behavioral approaches. She has developed successful prevention and treatment programs to promote mental health and wellness in health care, education, and community settings. Dr. Dimidjian is a recipient of multiple awards and the author of widely cited scholarly papers. She is coauthor of the self-help resource Expecting Mindfully as well as Behavioral Activation for Depression and Behavioral Activation with Adolescents (for mental health professionals).

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