Learning What a Depressed Client Needs

Elisha Goldstein on Individually Treating Cases of Depression

Rich Simon

Depression is one of the most popular conditions that therapists treat, making it easy to fall into the habit of giving stock answers and advice to clients who come in seeking help for their depression. But just as no two people are the same, no two people's depressions are the same, and every case of depression needs individual consideration.

Elisha Goldstein—a clinical psychologist specializing in mindfulness-based therapies—has several techniques that he employs to help depressed clients build their own self-compassion and empower themselves. One of the key devices he employs is to acknowledge that a depressed client is suffering from a wound of some sort. Once their wound is uncovered, he then works with them to discover what they individually need to feel better.

Watch the video below for an excerpt from Elisha's session in our brand-new webcast series, Treating the Depressed Client, to hear him talk about the learning experience of uncovering what depressed clients need in order to be well again.


This is just one of the techniques for working with depression that Elisha will cover in the webcast series.

Treating the Depressed Client:
The Most Effective Approaches

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Here’s a preview of what each session in this series offers you:

  • David Burns on Overcoming Resistance in Depression Treatment
    Develop a more powerful and effective approach to shortening depression treatment.

  • Michael Yapko on Depression: An Experiential Approach
    View video clips of a clinical interview and expand your range of active, skill-building techniques with depressed clients.

  • Zindel Segal on The Mindful Way Through Depression
    Bring the insights of mindfulness traditions into your work with depressed clients.

  • Margaret Wehrenberg on When Depression and Anxiety Co-Occur
    Identify seven types of anxious/depressed clients and how to approach each one.

  • Judith Beck on The Cognitive Therapy of Depression
    Learn powerful techniques for bringing about enduring changes in depression symptoms.

  • Elisha Goldstein on Self-Compassion and the Depressed Client
    Enhance your ability to create an atmosphere of trust and empowerment in working with depressed clients.


Treating the Depressed Client
Series Begins January 15th

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Topic: Anxiety/Depression | Mindfulness

Tags: clinical psychologist | cognitive therapy | David Burns | depression | depression and anxiety | depression symptoms | depression treatment | Judith Beck | learning | Margaret Wehrenberg | mindful | psychologist | resistance | self-compassion | therapists | therapy

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