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Peer-focused depression prevention program for preadolescent children

Banfield, Sophie. 2007, Peer-focused depression prevention program for preadolescent children, D.Psych.(Clinical) thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.


Title Peer-focused depression prevention program for preadolescent children
Alternative title Multidisciplinary teams and the unique contribution of clinical psychologists
Author Banfield, Sophie.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name D.Psych.(Clinical)
Date submitted 2007
Keyword(s) Depression in children - Prevention
Cognitive therapy for children
Clinical psychologists
Mental health care teams - Case studies
Child psychotherapy - Case studies
Summary This thesis develops and evaluates the effectiveness of a peer-focused cognitive-behavioural depression prevention program (Kool Kids Program [KKP]) for preadolescent children. It was demonstrated that the KKP was partially effective at reducing depressive symptoms and improving the psychosocial functioning of preadolescent children up to 6 months following intervention. The professional portfolio discusses the unique role of clinical psychologists within multidisciplinary teams and the contribution they make to interdisciplinary collaboration. Four case studies are presented.
Language eng
Description of original 2 v. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 618.928527
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30027154

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