Author(s): WILLIAMS KATHERINE NGUYEN
Modular CBT for Depressed Children and Adolescents offers a user-friendly, step-by-step transdiagnostic approach to help you treat youths whose depression presents in diverse ways. This manual offers a compelling rationale for using modular cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a brief overview of the limitations in community mental health that led to the development of the modular approach, distinctions from standard CBT, and a review of the current research supporting the effectiveness of this treatment. Guided by innovative research and best practices, this book provides practical steps for creating a personalized treatment approach for each client that incorporates safety needs, symptoms presentation, etiology, cultural and spiritual background, and family factors. You will also find tools to create a pragmatic conceptualization that can be coupled with the specialized treatment interventions of modular CBT. If you are looking for a detailed, session-by-session treatment program that includes specific instructions on how to use the modular approach to meet the individualized needs of your clients, this book will be your guide.
There are many therapy books on the market, but many of them range from nebulous to tedious. Nguyen Williams and Crandal have elucidated the best treatments for child and adolescent depression from the field of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and integrated the effective interventions into this important work. This clinician s guide has been long awaited; clinicians finally have a highly readable and tremendously useful therapy manual that will impact the clinical work being done with depressed children and adolescents across the nation and internationally. Gary Youssef, MFT, program manager of outpatient psychiatry at Rady Children s Hospital"
Katherine Nguyen Williams, PhD, is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego(UCSD); founding director of the Center for Child and Adolescent Testing (C-CAT) in La Jolla and Del Mar, CA; licensed supervising psychologist at Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego's Outpatient Psychiatry; and adjunct faculty at the University of San Diego (USD). In addition to an active clinical practice, she teaches, clinically supervises, and mentors undergraduate/graduate students in psychology, MFT, and social work. She also teaches medical students and psychiatrists about the application of modular cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for child and adolescent depression and anxiety. Brent R. Crandal, PhD, is a clinical psychologist for Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, with expertise offering evidence-based treatments in outpatient, inpatient, pediatric, military, and community mental health settings. He has been fortunate to provide therapy and conduct research among low-income, rural, urban, LGBTQ, and culturally diverse populations throughout Utah, New Mexico, and California. Most recently, he has been involved in a statewide effort to enhance cross-system collaboration in child welfare and behavioral health systems in California.