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Treating Depression: What Really Works

Treating Depression: What Really Works

media-audiocourse-tn With Michael Yapko • 6 Sessions • 6 Optional CE Credits

depression-a210-treatment-workingAnalyze state-of-the-art, well-researched, but often ignored treatments that provide relief to a large majority of depressed clients.

This course explores the current state-of-the-art knowledge about treating depression, with a focus on well-researched treatments already in the therapeutic repertoire.


What's Covered in A210 Treating Depression:

  • Step-by-step instructions for using successful, but often ignored, treatment approaches, including strategies for dealing with sleep disturbance, anxiety, attributional thinking, and dysfunctional behaviors and thoughts.
  • How to strike a balance between being supportive and empathetic, on the one hand, and gently challenging the client, on the other, by assigning homework for depression-fighting skills.

6 Audio MP3 Sessions:
Download $59 • CDs $69 (+$5 Shipping)
Add 6 CE Credit Hours: $59

A210 Treating Depression: What Really Works

Session 1:

  • Epidemiology as an informant
  • Genetics
  • Assessment issues
  • Comorbidity
  • Sleep issues

Session 2:

  • Key patterns of depression
  • Ambiguity as a primary risk factor
  • Attributional style and the power of personal meaning
  • The vital importance of expectancy

Session 3:

  • Coping styles
  • Perfectionism and depression
  • Perceptions of controllability

Session 4:

  • The strengths of psychotherapy
  • The role of anti-depressants
  • Single vs. combined treatments
  • Self-regulation of mood and anxiety

Session 5:

  • Depression in marriage and the family
  • Depression's effects on dating, marrying, divorcing, and parenting
  • Reducing transgenerational risk

Session 6:

  • Treatment planning strategies
  • Learning to think strategically
  • Homework and task assignments
  • Prevention issues
  • Course summary

Meet Presenter Michael Yapko, PhD

Michael Yapko Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D, is a clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist who's internationally recognized for his work in the strategic treatment of depression and teaches professional audiences all over the world. He's the author of 12 books, including Treating Depression with Hypnosis; Hand-Me-Down Blues: How to Stop Depression; and Breaking the Patterns of Depression.


6 Audio MP3 Sessions:
Download $59 • CDs $69 (+$5 Shipping)
Add 6 CE Credit Hours: $59

The content of this course is at the introductory - intermediate level.