The materials below were reviewed for Readiness for Dissemination. The implementation
point of contact can provide information regarding implementation of the intervention
and the availability of additional, updated, or new materials.
Brent, D., & Poling, K. (1997). Cognitive therapy treatment manual for depressed and suicidal youth. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh, Services for Teens at Risk.
Maher, M. (1997). Cognitive therapy for anxiety: Supplemental treatment manual. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh, Services for Teens at Risk.
Poling, K. (1997). Living with depression: A survival manual for families (3rd ed.). Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh, Services for Teens at Risk.
Readiness for Dissemination Ratings by Criteria (0.0-4.0 scale)
External reviewers independently evaluate the intervention's Readiness for Dissemination
using three criteria:
- Availability of implementation materials
- Availability of training and support resources
- Availability of quality assurance procedures
For more information about these criteria and the meaning of the ratings, see Readiness for Dissemination.
Training and Support
The treatment manual and supplemental treatment manual for therapists are clear and concise, provide a good overview of the therapy process, and include useful assessment forms. Each developmental phase of treatment, with its purpose and intervention techniques/strategies, is delineated. The survival manual for parents also provides a useful overview of causes and treatments for adolescent depression. The manuals also could provide a basis for training therapists. Some scales are provided that may be used to assess progress in treatment and thus provide some quality assurance.
Beyond the descriptions of the intervention, the materials do not address implementation in detail. Some readers may find the language in the manuals difficult to understand. Very little information is provided to directly assist a new therapist or therapy organization with program implementation. The materials do not provide measures of fidelity or mention how the outcome data can be collected, reported, and used.