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(p. 85) Session 1: Introducing FB-IPT and the Mood Thermometer 

(p. 85) Session 1: Introducing FB-IPT and the Mood Thermometer
(p. 85) Session 1: Introducing FB-IPT and the Mood Thermometer

Laura J. Dietz

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date: 25 June 2021

Chapter 5 of Family-based Interpersonal Psychotherapy (FB-IPT) for Depressed Preadolescents presents the first session of family-based interpersonal therapy (FB-IPT). The therapist outlines the structure for the session and “checks-in” with the preteen and parent together to monitor depressive symptoms in the past week. When meeting with the preteen individually, the therapist introduces the mood thermometer, a strategy to help preadolescents identify changes in their mood that can be used to link their depression to different interpersonal events with family members and friends. The therapist ends the session providing the preadolescent and the parent with a framework for understanding depression as a medical illness. The therapist shares information about preadolescent depression and presents an overview of how FB-IPT will reduce depressive symptom in preteens.

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