When depressed young people come to your office it’s often not by choice. Worried parents, unsure if this is just a phase or something more, come to you with kids who feel they’ve been brought against their will. They are frequently angry, alienated, and reject the idea of depression. Fear of treatment related stigma, hopelessness about the future, and distrust can cause clients to withdraw from their therapist, giving you very little to work with and leaving you frustrated and looking for ways to engage them. And even the most seasoned clinician knows the challenges of explaining complicated treatment concepts in a way young people can comfortably understand and willingly incorporate into their lives. It all adds up to a situation in which many depressed youth fail to fully participate in the therapy they so desperately need. And the consequences are real. Left untreated, depressed adolescents are at major risk of engaging in self-harming and suicidal behaviors.
They need your help.
But how do you break down resistance to treatment, build the therapeutic alliance, and instill hope in depressed kids? How do you overcome apathy and lack of motivation to engage them, letting you get down to the crucial work that needs to be done? How do you bring complicated treatment concepts to youth in ways they can easily understand and make them feel normal, in control, and part of the process?
Widely researched, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been confirmed to be an effective approach for treating depression in adolescents.
Key benefits of attending:
Transform the lives of your depressed young clients with the power of a proven, skills-based CBT approach!
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CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education clock hours for Washington Counselors. The Washington State Department of Health confirms acceptance (WAC 246-809-610) of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that feature instructors, speakers or a panel approved by the National Association of Social Workers. This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-5122 ) for 6.0 Clinical Social Work continuing education contact hours.
This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.
CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education clock hours for Washington Marriage & Family Therapists. The Washington State Department of Health confirms acceptance (WAC 246-809-610) of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that feature instructors, speakers or a panel approved by the National Association of Social Workers. This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #) for 6.0 continuing education contact hours.
PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.25 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.
CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education credit hours for Washington Psychologists. The Washington Examining Board of Psychology recognizes continuing education activities sponsored by regional or state psychological associations. PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This live program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-5122 ) for 6.0 continuing education contact hours in Clinical Social Work.
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Course Level: Intermediate Format: In-person. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.
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CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education clock hours for Washington Social Workers. The Washington State Department of Health confirms acceptance (WAC 246-809-610) of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that feature instructors, speakers or a panel approved by the National Association of Social Workers. This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-5122 ) for 6.0 Clinical Social Work continuing education contact hours.
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David M. Pratt, PhD, MSW, is a New York State Licensed Psychologist with 40+ years’ experience working with children, adolescents and families. Dr. Pratt is in private practice 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 in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at local, state, national and international forums. He is the author of CBT Toolkit for Depressed, Anxious and Suicidal Children and Adolescents (PESI Publishing, Inc., 2019) and Advanced CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents: Promoting Resilience, Positive Emotions and Personal Growth (in press, PESI, Publishing, Inc.).
Financial: Dr. David Pratt maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with the University of Buffalo. He receives compensation as a consultant. Dr. Pratt receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. David Pratt serves on the advisory board for the New York State Office of Mental Health.
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