Depression the most common mental health disorder in the United States affecting nearly one in 10 U.S. 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 for mental health professionals to seek state-of-the-art treatments to help clients 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 a self-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 identifying the self-destructive thoughts of this critical inner voice and learning to take actions in one’s own self-interest, 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. 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 help clients effectively challenge their critical inner voices, develop more self-compassion, and strengthen their positive sense of self.
- Apply techniques to identify and challenge destructive thinking in clients
- Describe strategies to help clients tolerate anxiety associated in breaking destructive patterns
- Distinguish between self-compassion and self-esteem
- Discuss a cognitive/affective/behavioral approach for challenging the Critical Inner Voices in depression
- Identify clients’ negative thought patterns/ attitudes that influence depression
Order Now Presenter: Lisa Firestone, Ph.D. Price: $15 (CE’s not included) 90 Minutes Optional 2 CE Credits sold separately More Info Here
Presenter: Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.
Price: $15 (CE’s not included)
Optional 2 CE Credits sold separately More Info Here
Once payment is received, you will be e-mailed a full video recording of this Webinar along with all presentation materials.
About Lisa Firestone
Dr. Firestone is the Director of Research and Education at The Glendon Association and a Senior Editor at PsychAlive. An accomplished and much requested lecturer, Dr. Firestone speaks at national and international conferences in the areas of couple relations, parenting, and suicide and violence prevention. Dr. Firestone has published numerous professional articles, and most recently was the co-author of The Self Under Siege: A Therapeutic Model for Differentiation (Routledge, 2013), Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships (APA Books, 2006), Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice (New Harbinger, 2002), and Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion: The Wisdom of Psychotherapy (APA Books, 2003).
Continuing Education Information:
This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars. A link to purchase CE credits will be provided to all Webinar registrants.
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed any accompanying reading assignment, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.
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