ACTION: Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Depressed Youth and Their Parents
Kevin Stark, Ph.D. University of Texas
Dr. Stark discusses how to use affective education, coping skills training, problem solving training, cognitive restructuring, and building of more positive core beliefs to treat depression in children and adolescents. He also suggests ways to flexibly use the primary and secondary treatment ingredients of ACTION to successfully treat depressed youth. Dr. Stark also demonstrates how to conceptualize a depressive disorder in a child and subsequently develop an effective treatment plan. Lastly, Dr. Stark reviews the components of the ACTION Parent Training Program.
Kevin Stark, Ph.D. earned a doctorate in School Psychology from the University of Wisconsin in 1985. He is a professor at the University of Texas and a licensed psychologist in the state of Texas. Dr. Stark received the Lightner-Witmer Young Scholar award in 1990 from Div.16 of the APA and he is a Beck Institute Scholar. He has trained mental health professionals across the nation and Western Europe in evidence-based treatments for depressed and anxious youth.