Teenage Depression

An Introduction to the Treatment of Teenagers

This course describes the changes that are characteristic of adolescence from a TCM perspective. It looks at why mental-emotional conditions may arise, as well as the pathologies most commonly seen in teenagers suffering from depression.

Rebecca Avern
Rebecca Avern

Course Overview

Teenagers require a different approach than both younger children and adults. Adolescence is a time when yin, yang and qi are going through a process of 'recalibration'. It is also a time when mental-emotional problems frequently arise.


This course looks at the changes that are going on in teenagers from a TCM perspective. It discusses the causes of disease that are most prevalent for 21st century teenagers in the west. It also looks at two of the most commonly seen pathologies that arise in teenagers and contribute to poor mental health.


Working with teenagers requires more than purely a knowledge of TCM pathologies, however. This course discusses some key principles of working with teenagers in the clinic, and how to build rapport with them.


Through case histories, it suggests an effective and sensitive approach of working with teenagers whose mental health is suffering, as well as particular treatment protocols that may be included as part of their treatment.


  • Understand the changes related to adolescence from a TCM perspective.

  • Learn the most commonly seen aetiologies that affect adolescent mental health.

  • Become familiar with the two most commonly seen patterns of imbalance seen in adolescent depression.

  • Deepen your understanding of how to work with teenagers in the acupuncture clinic.


  • 0 hrs - 15 min

    Description of the changes that take place in the adolescent body from a TCM perspective.

  • 15 min - 30 min

    Common aetiologies that may cause mental-emotional imbalances in teenagers.

  • 30 min - 45 min

    Description of the two most commonly seen imbalances in teenagers struggling with their mental health.

  • 45 min - 1 hrs

    How to work with teenagers in the acupuncture clinic.

  • 1 hrs - 1.25 hrs

    Case histories.


Rebecca Avern

Rebecca Avern is a senior lecturer, clinical supervisor and teaching clinic director at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading, UK. In 2012, she founded an acupuncture centre for the treatment of children in Oxford – the Panda Clinic - and her clinical work is now entirely with children. She teaches paediatrics online and at undergraduate and post-graduate level.


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  • CEUs:

    Approved By: NCCAOM (1), Standard Certificate (1.25), Florida (1)

    Pending: California

  • Language: English

  • Course Type: Recorded Webinar

  • Course Length: 1.25 h

  • Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

  • Access Period: Lifetime


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