The book is divided into three parts. Part 1 is a general overview of adolescent depression, which includes discussions of the nature of depression in adolescents, current psychosocial treatments for adolescent depression, and the origins and developments of interpersonal psychotherapy for depression. Part 2, Application of Interpersonal Therapy for Depressed Adolescents, is the actual detailed adolescent modification of interpersonal psychotherapy treatment manual for the clinician. It goes over the three phases of interpersonal psychotherapy (initial, middle, termination) and discusses the four problem areas (grief, interpersonal role disputes, role transitions, interpersonal deficits). The text is interspersed with numerous communication examples and very concrete scripts of what to say in specific situations.