TABLE 2.

Intervention Comparison

Clinician-Facilitated InterventionLecture Intervention
DifferencesIntervenors meet with each individual familyPresented in group format to several families at once
Psychoeducational material is linked to family’s own experienceNo attempt to link material to families’ individual experiences
Parent and child meetingsParents only
6 to 11 sessions2 sessions
Telephone or refresher meetings every 6 to 9 moFollow-up contact with lecturer offered; no regularly scheduled meetings are prearranged
Delivered by one of several extensively trained intervenorsDelivered by primary investigator
Points of similarityManual-specified
Designed to increase parental knowledge about the cause and symptoms of depression
Encourages family members to share experiences with one another
Targets modifiable risk-factors for children