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Psychology Ph.D. Student Wins American Psychological Association Video Contest

Caroline Antler, a graduate student in Illinois Institute of Technology's Ph.D. program in Psychology, specializing in Clinical Psychology, is among the winners of the American Psychological Association’s 2019 PsycShorts Science Video Festival and Contest. Antler won with a short video describing cognitive behavioral therapy titled “DTC-Style Ad of CBT for Depression”.

Antler is quoted on the American Psychological Association website describing the impetus for her project.

"In the U.S., despite the well-established efficacy of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) in treating depression, almost half of individuals struggling with depression never seek out treatment,” she says. “Of those that do, over half receive inadequate care. Given the effectiveness of direct-to-consumer advertising (DTCA) of pharmaceuticals, this video was created for a randomized controlled trial evaluating the utility of DTCA of CBT for depression.”

Professor of Psychology Michael Young served as Antler’s co-creator on the video.