Helping Clients Overcome Depression

MessageThis Webinar is over
Date Oct 22, 2013
Time 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM PDT
Cost Free
Online
A recent study revealed that one in 10 American adults experienced depression. As a therapist depression is one of the most common complaints of those seeking our services. When someone is in a depressed state, the hopelessness they feel seems to cloud the lens through which they see the world, and in no case is this lens as harsh as when it is turned on themselves. To battle depression means taking on this internalized enemy “the critical inner voice.” Helping clients identify the self-destructive thoughts of this critical inner voice and learning how to take actions in their own self interest, is the beginning of challenging the roots of their depression. In this Webinar, therapists will learn how to better help clients identify their critical inner voices, through assessment instruments and homework exercises. They will be introduced to a cognitive/affective/behavioral modality for bringing these thoughts to the surface and how to separate from them and then learn how to take actions to go against them. They will learn how to help clients effectively challenge the critical inner voices and develop more compassion for themselves and strength their sense of self.

Learning Objectives:

1. Discuss a cognitive/affective/behavioral approach for challenging the critical inner voices in depression
2. Identify a clients negative thought patterns and attitudes that influence depression
3. Apply homework assignments and assessment techniques for identifying and overcoming depression

 


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