WS41: Assessing Childhood Depression From Multiple Perspectives Sessions and Workshops Qualifying for NASP and APA-Approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Documentation

Thursday, February 23

  • 4:30–7:30 p.m.
  • CPD Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Skill Level: III
  • Members: $80
    Non-Members: $115

The purpose of this workshop is to

  • Review the characteristics of depressive disorders in school-age children and adolescents;
  • Address methods of assessment, including clinical interviews and rating scales; and
  • Introduce and illustrate the use of the newest, revised version of the Children's Depression Inventory, the CDI 2 (Kovacs, 2011), a suite of tools that allows the comprehensive multiraterassessment of depressive symptoms in children ages 7 to 17 years.

Speaker(s): Maria Kovacs, PhD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA

Maria Kovacs, PhD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, Maria Kovacs, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who has been conducting research on topics relevant to the behavioral, clinical, and social sciences for more than 30 years. She has focused on characterizing the presentation, outcome, and correlates of very early onset affective illness, with an emphasis on depression.