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William Beardslee - William Beardslee's research focuses on depression in children. He is principal investigator of long-term study that he and several colleagues first embarked upon in 1979. The researchers studied the lives of 275 children from 143 families in which the parents had depression or several risk factors for depression. From this research he identified risk factors for depression in children and went on to implement a prevention program for families in crisis.In the last several years, the research effort has focused on helping other investigators use the approach, on treatment and preventive approaches for childhood depression and on international collaborations. William Beardslee received his MD degree from Case Western Reserve University. He completed an internship at University of California Medical Center and a residency and fellowship at Children's Hospital Boston.

Dr. Beardslee is the author of over 100 articles and chapters and two books: The Way Out Must Lead In: Life Histories in the Civil Rights Movement, which explores the mechanisms that allowed civil rights workers to endure; and Out of the Darkened Room: When a Parent Is Depressed: Protecting the Children and Strengthening the Family, a book about how parents and caregivers can help families overcome depression.

To contact Dr. Beardslee, write to: William.Beardslee@childrens.harvard.edu

Courses: Parent Talk, Family Talk, and TeenTalk

Tracy Gladstone -Tracy Gladstone, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences and a researcher at the Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute at Brown University. She is a clinical psychologist and has been trained in evidence-based prevention and intervention protocols. For the past twenty-five years, Tracy has focused her research on the prevention of depression in adolescents and families at risk. She has conducted several depression prevention trials, including an effort to evaluate a group cognitive-behavioral intervention for adolescents at risk for depression; a pilot study to develop, implement and evaluate a depression prevention program for women recovering from fistula repair surgery in Ethiopia; and multiple efforts to develop, evaluate and refine the technology-based Competent Adulthood Transition with Cognitive Behavioral Humanistic and Interpersonal Training (CATCH-IT) intervention. Currently she is leading an effort to adapt the CATCH-IT intervention for college students with symptoms of depression, and she is working with a team to develop strategies for preventing depression in adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In addition to her research investigating interventions to prevent depression in adolescents, over the past several years Tracy has been working with local school districts to develop and implement a community-based depression/anxiety/suicide screening and prevention program for middle and high school students. Tracy’s work is funded by federal agencies, including the National Institute of Mental Health and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and by a range of foundations, local agencies, and school districts.

To contact Dr. Gladstone, write to: Tracy_Gladstone@brown.edu

Courses: Parent Talk, Family Talk, and TeenTalk

Jacqueline L. Martin - Jacqueline Martin is a licensed clinical child psychologist. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Waterloo. She then specialized in child clinical psychology with an internship at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Stanford University Department of Child Psychiatry. Dr. Martin has held both clinical and research positions that have focused on child mental health problems, clinical outcomes evaluation and development and dissemination of evidence-based treatments for children with anxiety, depression and behavior problems. At Judge Baker Children’s Center, she worked on a large research study that tested the effectiveness of three evidence-based child mental health treatments when used by therapists in community mental health centers in the Boston area. Currently, Dr. Martin is a staff psychologist at Children’s Hospital Boston and Project Director of the Baer Prevention Initiatives.

Courses: Family Talk
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