Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 45, Issue 5, pp 349–354

From Prototype to Product: Development of a Primary Care/Internet Based Depression Prevention Intervention for Adolescents (CATCH-IT)

  • Josephine Landback
  • Micah Prochaska
  • Justin Ellis
  • Karoline Dmochowska
  • Sachiko A. Kuwabara
  • Tracy Gladstone
  • John Larson
  • Scott Stuart
  • Jackie Gollan
  • Carl Bell
  • Nathan Bradford
  • Mark Reinecke
  • Joshua Fogel
  • Benjamin W. Van Voorhees
Brief Report

DOI: 10.1007/s10597-009-9226-3

Cite this article as:
Landback, J., Prochaska, M., Ellis, J. et al. Community Ment Health J (2009) 45: 349. doi:10.1007/s10597-009-9226-3

Abstract

We describe the prototype to product development process of a low cost, socio-culturally relevant, easily implemented Internet-based depression prevention intervention for adolescents in primary care. The intervention named “Project CATCH-IT” (Competent Adulthood Transition with Cognitive-behavioral, Humanistic and Interpersonal Training) includes an initial motivational interview in primary care to engage the adolescent, fourteen Web-based modules based on behavioral activation, cognitive behavioral and interpersonal psychotherapy which target known risk factors, and a follow-up motivational interview in primary care. This was successfully fielded in a pilot study with 25 adolescents. We know of no other similar interventions developed for the prevention of depression in youth that is potentially universally available at low cost and that utilizes existing systems of healthcare providers.

Keywords

Depressive disorderAdolescentsPreventionInternetPrimary careIntervention

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Josephine Landback
    • 1
  • Micah Prochaska
    • 1
  • Justin Ellis
    • 1
  • Karoline Dmochowska
    • 1
  • Sachiko A. Kuwabara
    • 9
  • Tracy Gladstone
    • 8
  • John Larson
    • 4
  • Scott Stuart
    • 7
  • Jackie Gollan
    • 5
  • Carl Bell
    • 6
  • Nathan Bradford
    • 10
  • Mark Reinecke
    • 5
  • Joshua Fogel
    • 11
  • Benjamin W. Van Voorhees
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of MedicineThe University of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Department of PediatricsUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  4. 4.Department of PsychologyIllinois Institute of TechnologyChicagoUSA
  5. 5.Department of PsychiatryNorthwestern UniversityChicagoUSA
  6. 6.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Illinois ChicagoChicagoUSA
  7. 7.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA
  8. 8.Wellesley Centers for WomenWellesley CollegeWellesleyUSA
  9. 9.Department of Mental Hygiene, Bloomberg School of Public HealthJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  10. 10.Anderson Area Medical CenterAndersonUSA
  11. 11.Department of EconomicsBrooklyn College, City University of New YorkBrooklynUSA