What’s the evidence for third wave cognitive behaviour therapies for depression in young people?

The third wave of cognitive behaviour therapies (CBT) is an evolving area of mental health treatment that has received considerable interest in recent years. They consist of novel therapeutic approaches characterised by themes such as mindfulness, acceptance, dialectics, and cognitive fusion. This research bulletin reviews the evidence for third wave CBT interventions in treating depressive symptoms in young people, with a focus on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Mindfulness Based Therapy.