Group Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Youth in IDP Camps in Northern Uganda: Adaptation and Training

Helen Verdeli, Kathleen Clougherty, Grace Onyango, Eric Lewandowski, Liesbeth Speelman, Teresa S. Betancourt, Richard Neugebauer, Traci R. Stein, Paul Bolton

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Abstract

This article reviews the use of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) with depressed youth living in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in North Uganda. This youth has been exposed to severe losses and disruptions in relationships with caregivers, family, and community members; limited access to formal education; exposure to malnutrition and infections; and pressure to prematurely assume adult family roles. The process of adaptation to the content and training of IPT for these youth is presented and illustrated with case examples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)605-624
Number of pages20
JournalChild and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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