The PEARLS training program teaches participants the knowledge and skills necessary to identify depression among community-dwelling clients, and assist these clients to effectively manage and decrease their depression.
An evidence-based behavioral treatment program, the PEARLS training focuses on two client populations: older adults and individuals with epilepsy.
Research studies have demonstrated that the PEARLS approach is effective at reducing depression symptoms and improving the quality of life for individuals. PEARLS is included in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs.
The PEARLS training is a dynamic balance of didactic instruction, demonstrations, practice sessions, and group discussion.
Ciechanowski, P., Wagner, E., Schmaling, K., Schwartz, S., Williams, B., Diehr, P., et al. (2004). Community-integrated home-based depression treatment in older adults: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA, 291(13), 1569-1577. (PubMed #15069044)
*Ciechanowski, P., Chaytor, N., Miller, J., Russo, J., Fraser, R., Unützer, J., Gilliam, F., and PEARLS Research Team. PEARLS depression treatment for individuals with epilepsy: a randomized controlled trial.
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