Date Approved


Degree Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)

Department or School


Committee Member

Alexandros Maragakis, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Teryn Bruni, Ph.D., BCBA

Committee Member

Michelle Byrd, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Heather Janisse, Ph.D.


Given the potential consequences of untreated adolescent depression and the prevalence of untreated mental health among adolescents, the American Academy of Pediatrics has strongly recommended active support and monitoring of depressive symptoms in pediatric primary care. Primary care providers (PCPs), however, do not have sufficient training to provide this level of care, contributing to low rates of identification and management of depression. The purpose of the current pilot study was to evaluate a training aimed at supporting providers in the management of adolescent depression. Results demonstrated that providers were accepting of the training and that provider knowledge of depression management increased. In comparison to pre-training perceptions, the providers perceived adolescent depression management as more feasible. Providers also reported that they were more comfortable managing depression by the end of the training. Limitations of the current study and future directions are discussed.

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