Title

Treatment of Maternal Depression With In-Home Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Augmented by a Parenting Enhancement: A Case Report

Date

2017

Author(s)

Erica Pearl Messer, Robert T. Ammerman, Angelique R. Teeters, Amy L. Bodley, Jessica Howard, Judith B. Van Ginkel, and Frank W. Putnam

Type of Product

Journal publication

Model(s)

  • Healthy Families America (HFA)

Description

Depression is prevalent among mothers who participate in home visitation programs. This case study describes In-Home Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (IH-CBT), an empirically based treatment for depressed mothers that is strongly integrated with ongoing home visitation. The use of a Parenting Enhancement for Maternal Depression (PEMD) module was added to address parenting difficulties in a depressed mother. This case describes issues and challenges encountered in delivering treatment in the home with low-income, depressed mothers. Issues involving engagement, adaptation to the setting, responding to the unique needs of low-income mothers, and partnership with concurrent home visiting to optimize outcomes are considered. Long-term follow-up (18 months after the end of treatment) permits examination of sustainability of gains. Implications for treating this high-risk population are discussed. (author abstract)

Data Collection Methods

  • Home Visit Observations
  • Parent-child observations
  • Participant observations

Status

Finished

For More Information

Messer, E. P., Ammerman, R. T., Teeters, A. R., Bodley, A. L., Howard, J., Van Ginkel, J. B., & Putnam, F. W. (2017). Treatment of maternal depression with in-home cognitive behavioral therapy augmented by a parenting enhancement: A case report. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. Advance online publication. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpra.2017.10.002
Author Contact Information:
Erica Pearl Messer
erica.messer@cchmc.org

Topics

  • Participant Characteristics
  • Participant, Family, and Program Outcomes