Cognitive Therapy Skills Groups for Teens and Young Adults

Project Description

The aim of Cognitive Therapy Skills Groups is to help teens better cope with mood, stress, and life difficulties. The therapy includes mindful strategies, cognitive-behavioral techniques, psychoeducation, and peer support. Teens helped to develop the course and classes are conducted in a confidential group therapy setting at UCLA. Parents meet in a separate space to learn how to best support their teens in building and practicing their new skills.

Project Contact

Danielle Denenny, Ph.D.,

Primary Investigator: David Miklowitz, Ph.D.

Project Procedures

  1. 9 weeks
  2. Diagnostic assessment
  3. Up to two post-treatment assessments

Eligible Participants

  1. Ages 13 – 24 years of age
  2. Mood Challenges or Prodrome
  3. Youth and a primary caregiver are fluent in English


for research assessments

Project Status

actively recruiting teens 13-18