Depression

124 Navigating the New DSM-5

Martha Teater • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: AMBASSADOR ROOM

Martha TeaterThe recent introduction of DSM-5–the most important revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in 20 years–requires clinicians to make various changes to the way they assess and diagnose clients. Continue reading

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229 A Guide to Mind-Body Wellness

Robert Hedaya • Friday Morning
LOCATION: FORUM ROOM

Robert HedayaEven though we recognize that bodily systems and physical habits hugely influence cognition, emotion, and behavior, therapists still tend to practice without taking the body into account, as if the locus of human psychology exists only in the mind. Continue reading

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414/514 Combined Anxiety and Depression

Margaret Wehrenberg • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: BLUE ROOM

Margaret WehrenbergAnxiety and depression are the most common of presenting symptoms and present a special challenge when they co-occur in the same client, which they often do. Caught in a mix of anxiety and depression, different clients require different approaches, Continue reading

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423 Beyond DSM-5

David Mays • Saturday Morning
location: ROBERTS PDR ROOM

David MaysDespite its controversies, the DSM-5 offered little change from DSM-IV. But what’s ahead—the efforts to discover full-blown biological markers for a range of mental conditions—will truly revolutionize the mental health field. Continue reading

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424 The Gift of Grief

David Kessler • Saturday Morning
LOCATION: GOVERNOR’s BOARDROOM

David KesslerAs clinicians, we often feel helpless in the face of clients’ profound loss and extreme suffering. What can we say and how can we help them to “move on” in the face of a serious loss, whether it’s death, divorce, or estrangement? Continue reading

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519 How Therapy Can Enhance Psychopharmacology

Frank Anderson • Saturday Afternoon
LOCATion: Suite 300e

Frank AndersonThere’s a missing link in psychopharmacological treatment that goes beyond matching the client to an effective medication. This link involves exploring the client’s relationship to, and negative or positive feelings about, being on medication. Continue reading

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525 Resolving Regret

Steve Andreas • Saturday Afternoon
location: calvert room

Steve AndreasNo one makes all the right choices all of the time, and when our decisions don’t turn out how we’d wished, we’re usually able to address or rebalance our sense of regret. However, this is not always a simple, independent process. Continue reading

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605 What’s New in Psychopharmacology?

Frank Anderson • Sunday All Day
LOCATION: CONGRESSIONAL ROOM

Frank AndersonWith so many controversies about the effectiveness of psychopharmacological interventions, and so many seemingly contradictory research findings, now’s the time to confront questions about best practices. Are antidepressants any better than placebos? Continue reading

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