Group CBT for Depressed Adolescents addresses problematic thoughts and behaviours related to depression and is delivered in a group setting. Treatments include various components, such as cognitive restructuring, behavioural activation, emotion regulation, communication skills, and problem-solving. Most commonly, adolescents’ (average age 15) receive10-20 hours of group therapy weekly with a trained therapist. It is recommended that sessions should take place for at least 3 months. One well-known example is the Adolescent Coping With Depression (CWD-A) programme.
|Target group||Adolescents aged 12 – 18 (average age 15) who are suffering from depression|
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Externalising behaviour symptoms: -0.04
*statistically significant at p<0.05
Figure(s) taken from this report.
Meta-analysis updated in August 2013.
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