Abstract The rapidly changing mental health care environment has many treatment and financial implications for therapists and clients. The changes place new and acute demands on providers and caregivers to meet their clients' needs with time-limited, innovative therapies without compromising care. Innovative perspectives in clinical practice should stimulate research on practical therapeutic interventions developed by clinicians that depend on their own creativity and resourcefulness to help clients. In this article, the process and protocol of Depression School, an innovative three-session depression group for crisis stabilization of depressed clients, is presented. Also included are examples of the clients' written work, and a tangible form of accountability, the results of a before-and-after Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) taken by each client as evidences of the initial depth of their depressions and of successful treatment.