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, Ph.D., MSW
David M. Pratt, Ph.D., MSW, is in private practice and Director of the Mood Management Program at the Western New York Psychotherapy Services in Amherst, NY. He is presently on faculty with the University at Buffalo, School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education, and a member of New York State, Office of Mental Health Advisory Board on Evidence-Based Treatments for Youth. He was the Principal Psychologist at the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University at Buffalo and Adjunct Professor/Lecturer, University at Buffalo Counseling, School and Educational Psychology department.
Dr. Pratt has conducted numerous trainings/workshops in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at local, state, national, and international forums. He is well regarded as an engaging trainer who emphasizes practical skill development.
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.