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  • Beyond the Blues: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Teen Depression

  • Conference Location

    Squantum Club
    947 Veterans Memorial Parkway
    Riverside, RI 02915

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    Thursday, September 12, 2013
    1 to 4 p.m.

    This presentation will provide an overview of evidence-based treatment strategies that draw on a cognitive-behavioral approach for addressing adolescent depression and related mood problems. The model emphasizes building skills for adolescents, parents, and families to address issues related to mood problems including hopelessness, irritability, interpersonal conflicts, and suicidal thoughts or behaviors. Techniques for treatment engagement, involving the family system, and addressing co-occurring disorders will also be discussed.


    Sara Becker, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Rhode Island Hospital
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Psychiatry and Human Behavior,
    The Warren Alpert Medical School  of Brown University

    Jennifer Wolff, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Rhode Island Hospital
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Psychiatry and Human Behavior,
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

    Education Objectives

    At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

    • Describe the theory of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for adolescent depression.
    • Describe core CBT skills related to changing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
    • Practice application of core CBT skills for depressed adolescents.


    • Program fee: $99.00
    • Beverages and light snacks will be offered.
    • Continuing education credits are available (see below).


    • Registration closes on September 10.
    • Register Online  
    • Phone registration: Please call the Lifespan Health Connection at 401-444-4800 or 1-800-927-1230.  

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the Rhode Island Medical Society through the joint sponsorship of Rhode Island Hospital and Bradley Hospital. Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Rhode Island Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    The state of Rhode Island acknowledges CME physician credit towards a psychologist’s continuing education requirements for licensure, including: “Any continuing education program relevant to psychology and sponsored or approved by the Rhode Island Medical Society, other state medical society, or medical school (and its affiliated training institutions) that has an American Psychology Association (APA) approved post-doctoral program in psychology.”

    CEUs for this event have been submitted, pending approval by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), designating this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 continuing education credits for certified counselors, marriage and family therapists.

    This program has been approved in accordance with the Regulations of the Rhode Island Social Work Board of Licensure, NASW authorization# pending, for a maximum of 3.0 continuing education credits.

    This continuing nursing education activity is pending approval for 3.0 contact hours through the Rhode Island State Nurses Association (RISNA), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s commission on accreditation.

    To request reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Rhode Island Hospital CME office at 401-444-4260.