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The Cognitive Therapy of Depression

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Identify the clinical implications of behavioral activation and action plans.

Outline

  • Steps to Treating Depression
  • The Second Session with a Depressed Client
  • Tone of Voice
  • Evaluating Clients' Core Beliefs

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Overcoming Resistance in Depression Treatment

OUTLINE

  • The Ten Cognitive Distortions
  • The Key to Therapeutic Resistance in Depression Treatment
  • Cognitive Techniques
  • The Paradoxical Agenda Setting

OBJECTIVES

  1. Explain paradoxical agenda setting.
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Lifting the Trance of Depression

OUTLINE

  • Marbling
  • Nuanced Language
  • The Primary Problem when it Comes to Depression
  • Prolonged Depression
  • Encouraging Brain Growth
  • Main Pitfalls for Therapists

OBJECTIVES

  1. Explain paradoxical agenda setting.
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The Mindful Way Through Depression

OUTLINE

  • Paying Attention to the Client's Thoughts without Getting Pulled Into Them
  • Mindfulness and Depression
  • Building the Capacity to Pay Attention
  • The Breathing Space Exercise

OBJECTIVES

  1. Distinguish between cognitive therapy and mindfulness practice.
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When Depression and Anxiety Co-Occur

OUTLINE

  • Anxiety vs. Depression
  • Identifying the Client's Motivation
  • Control vs. Influence
  • Working with Clients who are "Worried and Exhausted"
  • The "Quiet Avoider"

OBJECTIVES

  • Explain the correlations between anxiety and depression.
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Depression: An Experimental Approach

OUTLINE

  • Difficulties in Defining and Diagnosing Depression
  • Antidepressants
  • Therapeutic Treatments for Depression
  • Skill-Building
  • Internal Orientation
  • Hypnosis

OBJECTIVES

  1. Describe the advantages of therapy over medication when working with depressed clients.
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