Enhance Your Skills and Improve Outcomes with Depressed and Suicidal Clients
The ongoing treatment of the depressed and suicidal client is an enormous clinical challenge. Clinicians often state that they feel well-trained in assessing and intervening when their clients initially have suicidal ideations, but feel at a loss when the client returns for treatment, still depressed, and possibly still suicidal.
Dr. David Pratt has worked with this challenging population for over 35 years and brings his expertise to share practical CBT techniques for clinicians to use with their depressed and suicidal clients. He will help you integrate “Third Wave” CBT Therapies such as Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with “First and Second Wave” CBT therapies you may already be using. In addition, he will share practical interventions you can use for on-going depression and suicidal ideation, as well as evidence-based treatments for other common co-morbid conditions such as anxiety disorders and PTSD.
David M. Pratt, MSW, PH.D.
David M. Pratt, MSW, Ph.D.,is a New York State Licensed Psychologist with over 35 years of experience as a mental health professional working with children, adolescents, and families. Dr. Pratt is the director of the Mood Management Program (MMP) at the Western New York Psychotherapy Services, a private group practice in Amherst, NY. He is the former principal psychologist at the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center where he developed the Mood Management Program for Youth Depression (MMP-YD), an evidence-based treatment program for depressed/suicidal youth.
Dr. Pratt previously served as a clinical assistant professor of Psychiatry, SUNY at Buffalo and as a former adjunct professor/lecturer, Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology, SUNY, Buffalo. He is on faculty with the SUNY, Buffalo, Office of Continuing Education and is on the Advisory Board of the New York State Office of Mental Health, Evidence Based Treatment for Youth training initiative. Dr. Pratt has conducted numerous professional trainings on youth depression at local, state, national and international forums.
Financial: David Pratt is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: David Pratt has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.