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Overcoming Depression

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This Two-Part Webinar (November 5 & 12) will introduce:

  • A cognitive/ affective/ behavioral approach to conquering the critical inner voice that drives depression
  • Assessment instruments, homework exercises, and other tools that can help people separate from negative thoughts
  • Specific actions and exercises people can engage in to reduce symptoms of depression
  • Tools to enhance mindfulness, self-compassion, and a positive sense of self

Depression the most common mental health disorder in the United States, affecting nearly one in 10 adults. According to the World Health Organization, by the year 2020, depression will be the second most common health problem in the world. With depression on the rise, it is perhaps more important than ever to seek treatment methods to help individuals battling depression.

Effective therapies to treat depression involve dealing with distorted cognitions and beliefs as well as the feelings behind those thoughts. In this Webinar, Dr. Lisa Firestone will introduce an empowering approach to treating depression, while highlighting specific actions individuals can take that have been shown to reduce symptoms of depression. She will discuss a method in which therapists can help clients identify a destructive line of thinking known as the “critical inner voice” that can perpetuate a cycle of depression.

When someone is in a depressed state, the hopelessness they feel seems to cloud the lens through which they see themselves and the world around them. They may get lost in painful patterns of rumination that make it especially difficult to take actions that may help reduce depressive symptoms. By understanding the source of the thoughts and taking their own side, people can begin to challenge the roots of depression.

Dr. Firestone will explain a cognitive/affective/behavioral modality for bringing “critical inner voices” to the surface. Her presentation will draw on concepts from cognitive therapy and Emotion-focused Therapy as well as Voice Therapy, which integrates these concepts. She will introduce assessment instruments, homework exercises, and other tools that can help clients separate from negative thoughts and take actions to go against them. In addition, she will discuss how reducing rumination, while enhancing mindfulness and self-compassion can help fight depression. Participants will learn how to effectively challenge critical inner voices, develop more self-compassion, and strengthen their positive sense of self.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Apply techniques to identify and challenge destructive thinking in clients
  2. Describe strategies to help clients tolerate anxiety associated in breaking destructive patterns
  3. Distinguish between self-compassion and self-esteem
  4. Discuss a cognitive/affective/behavioral approach for challenging the Critical Inner Voices in depression
  5. Identify clients’ negative thought patterns/ attitudes that influence depression

CEs Pending: 3 LIVE OR 3 Home Study CE for $20. (Note: You must be signed in for the entire duration of the Webinar to quality for LIVE CEs). CEs are optional; sold separately through R. Cassidy Seminars after the live event. Link will be provided after the live event.


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