A contextually based approach for treating depression in school-age children

John W. Maag

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Depression is a condition that affects between 2% and 21% of school-age children. School personnel have begun taking an interest in identifying and treating students who experience symptoms of depression. Typical intervention strategies focus on teaching students social skills necessary to receive reinforcement from others and restructuring irrational beliefs associated with depression. Although these approaches have generated some success, they are time and labor intensive. In this article, an alternative conceptualization that focuses on manipulating context is presented, and then 10 strategies based on this approach are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-155
Number of pages7
JournalIntervention in School and Clinic
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology


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