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Strategic and Experiential Approaches to Treating Depression

Michael Yapko Ph.D

12.0 CE Hours Available

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Audio Download
Price$160.00
CD Audio w/ Audio Download
Price$175.00
DVD Video w/ Streaming Video
Price$200.00
Streaming Video
Price$185.00
Extra CE Test
Price$70.00

Description

This course emphasizes the importance of using proactive and well-targeted interventions when treating depressed clients. These include the use of task assignments and focusing processes such as hypnosis and guided meditation.

Objectives

Participants will be able to describe:

  • How the rising rates of depression are related to a variety of social factors
  • Common risk factors of depression and their implications for treatment planning
  • How global cognition in problem formation can hinder treatment
  • Active intervention strategies for facilitating recovery
  • Discrimination strategies that enhance decision-making skills and minimize stress generation patterns
  • How therapists can use hypnosis and guided mindfulness meditations to create an internal shift in clients’ quality and direction of focus
  • How to integrate hypnosis with CBT in specific goal-oriented ways
  • How therapists can use focusing processes such as hypnosis and mindfulness to motivate active client participation in therapy

Topics

Biology and Psychology on a Collision Course

  • What Psychotherapy Can Do Better
  • Evolving an Active Treatment Framework

The Power of Focus Dynamics of Experiential Treatment

  • Why Employ Hypnosis and Guided Mindfulness Meditations?
  • Group Focusing Exercise: Evolving Flexibility

Watching it Work: A Video Demonstration: The Case of Myra

  • Deconstruction of the Session: Targets of Treatment

Hypnosis and Mindfulness as Contexts for Learning Temporal Orientation and Depression: Implications for Treatment

  • Small Group Exercise: Designing Foresight
  • Debriefing the exercise

Global Cognitive Style and Depression: Implications for Treatment

  • Discrimination Strategies in Treatment: How Do You Know?

Full Group Exercise: Assessing Controllability

  • Small Group Exercise: Forming Discrimination Criteria

1:1 Exercise: Helping a Colleague with a Discrimination Issue

  • Debriefing the Exercise: Lessons Learned
  • Current Research on Medications

Depression and Stress Generation

  • Decision Making and Choice Architecture
  • Learning to Think Preventively
  • Q&A and Summary