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(p. 151) Session 6: Introducing the Tween Tips and “Use Good Timing” 

(p. 151) Session 6: Introducing the Tween Tips and “Use Good Timing”
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(p. 151) Session 6: Introducing the Tween Tips and “Use Good Timing”
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Laura J. Dietz

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10.1093/med-psych/9780190640033.003.0010
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date: 06 August 2020

Chapter 10 of Family-based Interpersonal Psychotherapy (FB-IPT) for Depressed Preadolescents introduces the middle phase of family-based interpersonal therapy (FB-IPT), in which the therapist uses identified the problem area to further explore ways disruptions in interpersonal relationships have contributed to or currently maintain the preadolescent’s depressive symptoms. In session six, the therapist provides the structure for the middle phase sessions and begins to address aspects of the problem area. Using an example of a recent interaction with a family member or friend, the therapist introduces a focus on communication skills and demonstrates the effects of communication on the preadolescent’s mood through construction of a depression circle. Tween Tips (communication strategies) are introduced using role-play to rehearse new communication skills in sessions. Therapist initiates dyadic practice with the “Use Good Timing” Tween Tip and assigns home practice.

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