Cognitive-behavioural therapy for depression in young people: A modular treatment manual

This manual reflects the work undertaken in the Youth Mood Clinic at Orygen Youth Health in Melbourne. The clinic works with young people aged from 15 to 25 years, most of whom have depressive illnesses that are severe, complex, and associated with high risk.

Although this manual describes a structured course of cognitive–behavioural therapy (CBT)that has been developed in a specialist youth mental health clinic, the principles and practices can be applied more broadly.