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The Most Effective Approaches

Psychotherapists probably see more cases of depression than anything else in their practices, but it remains one of the most challenging conditions to accurately assess and treat. In recent years, however, a range of useful interventions, many with growing levels of empirical support, have emerged to offer clinicians a variety of treatment approaches to choose from. This new webcast series is designed to update and enhance your toolkit for nudging depressed clients into action, helping them take charge of their cognitive habits, regulate negative mood states, and rediscover hope.

Join David Burns, Michael Yapko, Zindel Segal, Margaret Wehrenberg, Judith Beck, and Elisha Goldstein.

Here’s what we’ll cover:
  • The latest research about what works when treating depression and what doesn’t.
  • The do’s and don’ts of combining antidepressant medication with talk therapy.
  • Concrete guidance on the most important factors in starting therapy on the right note.
  • Practical tips on the crucial role of homework and behavioral activation with depressed clients.
  • How to use new mind-body and mindfulness approaches with depressed clients.
  • Everything you need to know about relapse prevention.

6 Leading Experts! 6 Information-Packed Sessions!

Session 1 - January 15

Overcoming Resistance in Depression Treatment

David Burns

David Burns, M.D.

Develop a more powerful and effective approach to shortening depression treatment by learning to:

  • Recognize the role of both process and outcome resistance in preventing change
  • Use paradoxical agenda setting before assuming that the depressed client is actually seeking change
  • Explore methods that intensify the therapist-client alliance and generate deep motivation for full engagement in treatment
  • Discover the hidden emotions that underlie depression
  • Help clients develop relapse prevention plans

Session 2 - January 22

Depression: An Experiential Approach

Michael Yapko

Michael Yapko, Ph.D.

View video clips of a clinical interview and expand your range of active, skill-building techniques with depressed clients by:

  • Reviewing the advantages of therapy vs. meds
  • Helping them make new discriminations that shift their perspective on their problems
  • Exploring the key role of hypnosis, dissociation, and suggestion in depression treatment
  • Learning how to convert global cognitions into a linear flow of steps
  • Incorporating homework assignments that promote active learning into your approach

Session 3 - January 29

The Mindful Way Through Depression

Zindel Segal

Zindel Segal, Ph.D.

Bring the insights of mindfulness traditions into your work with depressed clients by:

  • Distinguishing cognitive therapy and mindfulness practice
  • Teaching them how to use the “3 Minute Breathing Space” and other skills as part of an 8-week group program
  • Helping them cultivate choicefulness through meta-cognition and developing both narrow focus and wide-open awareness practices
  • Guiding them to prepare a personalized Relapse Prevention Kit
  • Developing your own mindfulness practice

Session 4 - February 5

When Depression and Anxiety Co-Occur

Margaret Wehrenberg

Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D.

Identify seven types of anxious/depressed clients and how to approach each one, including how to:

  • Motivate the Low-Energy and redirect the Hopeless Ruminative client
  • Calm the Panicky Depressive and introduce choice with the Worried Exhausted client
  • Break the routines of the Quiet Avoider and teach balance to the High-Energy Depressive
  • Challenge the Highly Anxious Depressed client

Session 5 - February 12

The Cognitive Therapy of Depression

Judith Beck

Judith Beck, Ph.D.

Learn powerful techniques for bringing about enduring changes in depression symptoms by:

  • Conducting first interviews that not only collect history and data, but generate hope, connection, and goals that guide treatment
  • Gathering information about previous treatment that help you avoid dead ends and mistakes
  • Understanding that talk isn’t enough and the important role of writing things down, regular follow-up, and between-session homework
  • Focusing on small steps in behavioral activation and action plans
  • Incorporating a range of methods, including experiential techniques and childhood work, into your cognitive orientation

Session 6 - February 19

Self-Compassion and the Depressed Client

Elisha Goldstein

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Enhance your ability to create an atmosphere of trust and empowerment in working with depressed clients by:

  • Examining the pros and cons of the disease model of depression
  • Focusing on the core question of what they think they need in order to reduce their suffering and heal
  • Exploring the role of trauma in the evolution of their depression
  • Incorporating self-compassion practices, including hand on the heart, into your therapeutic approach
  • Challenging mind traps using Byron Katie’s “4 Questions” and bringing natural antidepressants into your work

Bonus Session 1

The Great SSRI Debate

John Preston

John Preston, Ph.D.

Explore the latest controversies about antidepressants and their effectiveness including:

  • What clinical conclusions can be drawn from the research on SSRIs and other anti-depressants
  • How to offer clients an informed perspective on the decision to go on medication
  • The three types of psychotherapy shown to work with depression
  • How to prepare clients in remission for the possibility of recurrence
  • How to involve clients’ family to increase compliance and improve treatment outcomes

Bonus Session 2

A Mind-Body Approach to Depression

James Gordon

James Gordon, M.D.

Learn a wide range of techniques designed to help people with mood problems get unstuck by:

  • Understanding their depression, not as a disorder, but as spiritual journey and identity crisis
  • Incorporating movement, physical exercise, shaking and dancing in your work
  • Recognizing the vital role that imagery and expressive drawings can play in treatment
  • Exploring the role of nutrition and herbal supplements as an alternative to psychopharmacology
  • Employing complementary approaches like acupuncture, meditation and relaxation training
Streaming-video webcasts available on-demand 24/7.
Watch sessions again and again for a full year after purchase.
Download MP3s of every session. They're yours to keep forever.
Downloadable transcripts so you can take notes or review at any time.

Have You Wondered...

What's Really Going On?
  • Are there concrete, practical steps that increase the likelihood of positive outcomes with a client who’s depressed?

  • What's the latest best practice for coordinating psychotherapy with psychopharmacological interventions?

  • How to reduce the chances of relapse into depression?

  • What’s the scientific evidence on approaches to depression that include mindfulness practices and exercise?

We Bring You Freewheeling Conversations,
Probing Questions, Invaluable Answers.

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What People Say About Our Webcasts:

What an informative and down-to-earth talk, with so many valuable tips and insights…
I put some of your ideas to work immediately and had success!

Vicki S.

I am enlightened, left wanting more. I will review this webcast again and again.
So much to digest and use.
Thank you so much for your time.

Leslie A.

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Bud C.

Thank you for teaching a very strong and empowering way to relate with clients.

Noriko S.

Our Presenters Are Leaders In The Field

David Burns, M.D., is adjunct clinical professor emeritus of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Among his numerous awards is the A. E. Bennett Award for research on brain chemistry. He’s been named teacher of the year three times. His books include When Panic Attacks and Feeling Good.

Michael 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. 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.

Zindel Segal, Ph.D., is head of the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Clinic of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. He is also a professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Toronto.

Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D., specializes in anxiety treatment, using a holistic approach for symptom management. She’s the author of The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques and, most recently, The 10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques.

Judith Beck, Ph.D., is the president of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research, and associate professor of psychology in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. Her books include Cognitive Therapy for Challenging Problems: What to Do When the Basics Don’t Work and Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders.

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist specializing in mindfulness-based therapies for stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, and trauma. He’s the coauthor of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, and the author of The Now Effect: How This Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life.

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