Claire A. B. Freeland, PhD, and Jacqueline B. Toner, PhD, are clinical psychologists in Baltimore, Maryland with more than thirty years each in private practice working with children and parents. They are the authors of several self-help books for young people.
The design allows readers to pick and choose areas of interest. Each chapter ends with a journal idea and a list of topics previously addressed. VERDICT Readers looking for help for themselves or a friend will find that this slim volume is chock-full of easy-to-implement ideas for those living with depression. --School Library Journal In their balanced approach, Toner and Freeland off information in a supportive, noncondescending way and treat depression like the serious issue it is, all while maintaining an ultimately positive outlook. --Booklist Well written, easily understood, and jargon-free. The authors have appealed directly to the teen in a manner that empowers rather than stigmatizes. --James M. Foley, DEd, Licensed Psychologist; author of Danny and the Blue Cloud: Coping With Childhood Depression This engaging and well-written book offers a user-friendly, accessible version of CBT for adolescent depression. It provides up-to-date and practical information on what depressed teenagers can do right now to start feeling better. --Paul Rohde, PhD, Licensed Psychologist; Senior Research Scientist, Oregon Research Institute