Penn Resilience Training for College Students is a brief prevention program for freshmen university students at risk for depression. The program teaches a range of techniques based on the work of Beck and colleagues on cognitive therapy for depression. The manual-based program helps participants to acquire the following skills: (1) learn the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; (2) identify automatic negative thoughts and underlying beliefs; (3) use evidence to question and dispute automatic negative thoughts and irrational beliefs; (4) replace automatic negative thoughts with more constructive interpretations, beliefs, and behaviors; (5) apply behavioral activation strategies; (6) build interpersonal skills; (7) manage stress; and (8) generalize these skills to new and relevant situations. The program is delivered to 10 to 12 freshmen participants per group by a trainer and a cotrainer through 1- to 2-hour weekly meetings over 8 weeks. The workshop meetings consist of rapport-building, lectures and audiovisual presentations, role-play, games and activities, group discussion, and homework reviews. Detailed participant notebooks are used along with homework and written materials to review major points of the workshop. Trainers (trained cognitive specialists) meet with participants individually on six occasions to review the skills the participants learned in the workshop and to discuss any questions they have about applying the skills to their lives.