Adolescent Depression and Affective Family Interactions (1 CE)
Number of Credits: 1
This course is for: Clinical Psychologists, Counselors, and LMFTs
Course By: Tim Grigsby, PhD
Content By: Bodner, N., Kuppens, P., Allen, N. B., Sheeber, L. B., & Ceulemans, E. (2018). Affective family interactions and their associations with adolescent depression: A dynamic network approach. Development and Psychopathology, 30(4), 1459.
Course Description: Adolescent depression exposes youth to a myriad of short- and long-term consequences that impact multiple aspects of well-being. This study utilizes a dynamic network model to depict relationships among families of depressed adolescents. Resulting interactions of affective family interactions revealed interesting trends in the expression of anger and dysphoric affect between depressed and non-depressed families. Taken together, the results highlight the importance of the family environment in understanding adolescent depression. The findings are discussed in relation to their clinical and theoretical implications.
- Describe the importance of the family environment for the development of psychopathology, in general, and depression, in particular
- Identify the advantages of a dynamic network analysis to previous methods of studying affective family interactions
- List one clinical implication and one theoretical implication of using a dynamic network approach in the study of affective family interactions
- Read and understand Affective family interactions and their associations with adolescent depression: A dynamic network approach
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Reflect on how a dynamic network approach can shed insight into affective interactions of families with depressed adolescents
- Work through the post-test questions; keep in mind that answer selections should be derived from the respective article
- Return to the referenced article for any missed questions and/or to better understand the theoretical and clinical implications of using dynamic network approach for psychotherapeutic purposes
|Board Approvals||American Psychological Association (APA), NBCC, Florida Board - Social Work, MFT, Counseling, and Psychology, NYSED - Social Work, MFT and Counseling Only, American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders|
|CE Format||Online, Text-Based|