Effects of Therapist Behavior on the Treatment of Depressed Adolescents - Article Depression/depressive Disorders
Clinical Trial: Effects of Therapist Behavior on the Treatment of Depressed Adolescents
This study is no longer recruiting patients.
The purpose of this study is to identify and evaluate therapist behaviors that affect how well and how long adolescent patients stay in treatment for depression.
|Condition||Treatment or Intervention||Phase|
| Behavior: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ||Phase I |
MedlinePlus related topics: Depression; Mental Health
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Treatment, Non-Randomized, Open Label, Uncontrolled, Single Group Assignment, Efficacy Study
Official Title: Engagement and Alliance in CBT for Depressed Adolescents
Expected Total Enrollment: 40
Study start: February 2003; Study completion: June 2005
Early patient drop out, sporadic attendance, and minimal participation have hindered the development and administration of effective treatments for adolescent depression. Adolescents who do not receive adequate exposure to active treatment are unlikely to benefit from experimentally supported treatments. Certain therapist behaviors may influence the attendance, drop-out, and overall participation of adolescents with depression. This study will evaluate the effect of engagement interventions and alliance on attendance, participation, completion, and outcome in depressed adolescents.
Participants in this study will have 12 weekly sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) at a school-based health clinic. Audio recordings from the completed CBT sessions will be replayed and evaluated to identify therapist engagement interventions, therapy alliance, and treatment participation.
Ages Eligible for Study: 13 Years - 18 Years, Genders Eligible for Study: Both
- Major depression or dysthymic disorder
- Referred by school
- Comorbid psychosis, bipolar disorder, or mental retardation
Denver Public Schools Health Clinics, Denver, Colorado, 80208, United States
Record last reviewed: April 2005
Last Updated: April 7, 2005
Record first received: November 19, 2003
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00073359
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on 2005-04-08
Cache Date: April 9, 2005
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