For the depression prevention program cited in the June 2009 article by Garber et al. in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the two files to download are the POD-TEAMS leader manual and youth workbook.   Downloads >>>

Program Materials

We are pleased to make available for downloading our group, cognitive-behavioral interventions. This includes several different programs:

This site is now the only method for obtaining copies of these programs. We no longer distribute paper copies of these programs.

Use of These Materials

These materials are for the use of mental health professionals, to deliver group cognitive-behavioral treatment or prevention to teenagers. These are not self-help materials for the direct use of depressed teenagers and their families.

For each intervention, there are two files to download (see below). Both are necessary in order to conduct the intervention program. The two documents are (a) the manual for therapists (group leaders) and (b) the workbook for adolescents or parents. Each therapist will need a manual, and each youth in the group will need his/her own workbook. Download each document once, and then print out or photocopy the needed number of documents.

Photocopy and Use

We encourage you to employ these intervention programs in your own research and/or clinical practice. Although the manuals are copyrighted, we are suspending copyright limitations so that you can make duplicate copies of the adolescent workbooks. However, you are prohibited from selling any of these materials or distributing them in order to make a profit. Your downloading of these materials constitutes your acknowledgement and acceptance of these terms.

Downloads

Please use the table below to carefully determine whether you need the treatment or prevention program. They share some similarities, so it is easy to confuse them. The files for downloading are listed under their reference information. Just click on the file name to open it up in the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Use "save as" to save to your computer. Some files are very large and slow to open or save.

Intervention title Purpose Target population Sessions Outcome Citations*
Adolescent Coping With Depression Course (CWD-A) Group Treatment Youth in an active depression episode 16 @ two hours each Clarke et al. 1999
Lewinsohn et al. 1990
    Therapist Manual →    CWDA_manual.pdf
    Teen Workbook →    CWDA_workbook.pdf
Group for Parents of Depressed Youth Companion to youth Treatment Parents of youth treated in CWD-A group 8 @ two hours each Clarke et al. 1999
Lewinsohn et al. 1990
    Parent Manual →    CWDA_parent_manual.pdf
    Parent Workbook →    CWDA_parent_wkbook.pdf
Coping with Stress Course (CWS) Group Prevention Youth at risk of future depression, but not currently depressed 15 @ one hour each Clarke et al. 1995
Clarke et al. 2001
    Therapist Manual →    CWS_manual.pdf
    Teen Workbook →    CWS_workbook.pdf
Brief Individual CBT Program Individual Treatment Adjunct treatment for youth started on SSRI medication 5 to 9 @ one hour each In progress
    Therapist Manual →    STEADY therapist manual.pdf
    Teen Workbook →    STEADY teen workbook.pdf
POD-TEAMS Depression prevention program Group Prevention Youth at risk of future depression, but not currently depressed 8 @ 90 minutes each Garber et al. 2009
    Leader Manual →    POD-TEAMS Leader Manual.pdf
    Teen Workbook →    POD-TEAMS teen workbook.pdf

Questions

If you have any questions or comments, please e-mail me at greg.clarke@kpchr.org. However, please do not request mailed copies of these intervention materials by U.S. Post. Downloading these documents from this site is now the only method for obtaining copies of these programs. We no longer distribute paper copies of these programs. We also cannot provide technical assistance for downloading these files, beyond the suggestions offered on this page.

Citations

Clarke GN, Hawkins W, Murphy M, Sheeber L, Lewinsohn PM, Seeley JR. Targeted prevention of unipolar depressive disorder in an at-risk sample of high school adolescents: A randomized trial of a group cognitive intervention. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 1995; 34:312-321.

Clarke GN, Hornbrook MC, Lynch F, Polen M, Gale J, Beardslee W, O'Connor E, Seeley J. A randomized trial of a group cognitive intervention for preventing depression in adolescent offspring of depressed parents. Archives of General Psychiatry 2001; 58(12).

Clarke GN, Rohde P, Lewinsohn PM, Hops H, Seeley JR. Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Adolescent Depression: Efficacy of Acute Group Treatment and Booster Sessions. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 1999; 38(3):272-279.

Lewinsohn PM, Clarke GN, Hops H, Andrews J. Cognitive-behavioral group treatment of depression in adolescents. Behavior Therapy 1990; 21:385-401.

Garber J, Clarke GN, Weersing VR, Beardslee WR, Brent DA, Gladstone TR, DeBar LL, Lynch FL, D'Angelo E, Hollon SD, Shamseddeen W, Iyengar S. Prevention of depression in at-risk adolescents: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2009 Jun 3;301(21):2215-24.