Engaging Depressed Adolescents in Talk Therapy
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This manuscript-style thesis discusses depression among adolescents with an emphasis and how to create meaningful and engaging therapeutic experiences for this population. Particular interest is given to the role that gender plays in the identification and treatment of depression among youth. A review of depression among youth, specifically males, an analysis of how to develop a strong therapeutic alliance with adolescent clients, and specific engagement strategies and therapeutic approaches targeted at adolescents are explored in order to provide an in-depth review of practices to improve services offered to the adolescent population.