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(p. 16) Selecting Adolescents to Participate in IPT-AST 

(p. 16) Selecting Adolescents to Participate in IPT-AST
(p. 16) Selecting Adolescents to Participate in IPT-AST

Jami F. Young

, Laura Mufson

, and Christie M. Schueler

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date: 21 March 2019

This chapter describes the process of selecting adolescents to participate in Interpersonal Psychotherapy–Adolescent Skills Training (IPT-AST), including considerations regarding target population and level of prevention. This chapter includes a detailed discussion of how to conduct a clinical interview to determine appropriateness for this depression prevention program. The importance of thoroughly assessing symptoms of depression as well as other mental health problems is discussed. The authors describe considerations that can help to determine whether or not a particular adolescent is an appropriate candidate for IPT-AST, including mental health diagnoses, interpersonal functioning, and the adolescent’s ability to behave appropriately in a group setting. Finally, the authors discuss considerations for group composition.

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