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CBT for Youth Depression
Audio CD
$169.99 USD
Now Available For Preorder
This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on May 17, 2018.
Product Details
Audio CD - 4+ hours   Instructions
Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
5/17/2018 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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  1. Employ fundamental and advanced evidence-based CBT skills to help your young clients manage depression, suicidal thoughts, and self-harm behaviors.
  2. Combine practical skill building worksheets and structured therapeutic activities to clarify and teach complex CBT skills to depressed youth.
  3. Apply effective methods to motivate your most apathetic adolescent clients to engage in their treatment.
  4. Develop a CBT oriented case conceptualization and understand how to effectively collaborate with teens and parents toward targeted, mutually defined treatment goals.
  5. Master the art of “Socratic Questioning” to help young people examine and modify their cognitive distortions.
  6. Engage parents and enhance parent-youth communication and cooperation with problem solving skills and “win-win” solutions to common disputes.
Get Client Buy-In: Engagement and Motivational Enhancement Strategies
  • Build a therapeutic alliance with young people
  • Collaborative evaluation, treatment planning and case conceptualization
  • Identify and build upon strengths
  • Motivational counseling with youth
  • Identify and work towards goals
The CBT Paradigm: Making it Simple to Understand and Use
  • Modify cognitive distortions and build social confidence
  • Self-Monitoring: feelings, behaviors and thoughts
  • Behavioral activation: get active again
  • Cognitive restructuring: learn to be a good “thought detective”
  • The art of “Socratic Questioning”
  • Problem solving: overcome “learned helplessness”
  • Social skills training: build social competence and confidence
  • Effective use of CBT homework assignments
  • On-office therapeutic structured activities
  • Learning CBT skills via hypothetical situations
Advanced CBT Techniques: Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindful meditation practices for youth: relax your mind
  • Cognitive processing therapy
  • Decipher and manage “ambiguous situations”
  • Collaborative empiricism: conducting real-life experiments
  • Exposure therapy for behavioral activation and social skill development
  • ”Acceptance & Commitment Therapy”: know and be yourself
  • Coping plans for stressful situations
Parent Involvement Strategies: Build a Therapeutic Alliance with Families
  • Don’t jeopardize your relationship with the client
  • Involve parents in:
    • Initial evaluation
    • Treatment planning
    • Case conceptualization
    • Treatment sessions
    • Homework assignments
  • Enhance family communication and problem solving skills
  • ”Win-Win” solutions for parents and teens
How to Handle Crisis Situations: Self-Harm and Suicide Prevention
  • Conduct a behavioral chain analysis
  • Self-harm trigger situations
  • Validate reasons for self-harm and suicide
  • Use distress tolerance and “Third Wave” CBT skills to manage a crisis
  • Coping cards for crisis situations
  • Develop a CBT skills based suicide prevention safety plan


David M. Pratt, PhD, MSW, is a licensed psychologist with over 35 years of experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults. Dr. Pratt utilizes evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral approaches in treatment. He specializes in the treatment of depression and suicide prevention, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders and disruptive behavioral disorders in youth.

Dr. Pratt is in private practice and Director of the Mood Management Program at the Western New York Psychotherapy Services in Amherst, NY. He is presently on faculty with SUNY, Buffalo, School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education and a member of New York State, Office of Mental Health Advisory Board on Evidence Based Treatments for Youth. He was the Principal Psychologist at the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at SUNY, Buffalo and Adjunct Professor/Lecturer, SUNY, Buffalo Counseling, School and Educational Psychology department.

Dr. Pratt has conducted numerous trainings/workshops in cognitive-behavioral therapy at local, state, national and international forums.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: David Pratt is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: David Pratt has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits

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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychologists, School Psychologists, School Counselors, School Social Workers, Psychotherapists, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Other Mental Health Professionals