Christine Padesky, Ph.D., distinguished founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, co-author of the award winning book Clinician's Guide to Mind Over Mood and one of the leading cognitive therapy workshop presenters in the world, will present a workshop about cognitive behavior therapy for depression entitled "Harnessing Hope and Reducing Relapse: Engaging Clients in CBT for Depression" from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at Il Monastero.
Content of Workshop:
Depression is one of the most prevalent mental health problems. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based therapy which treats depression and prevents relapse. Christine A. Padesky, Ph.D., helps you make decisions about treatment choices for depression in order to maximize treatment time and reduce relapse. Further, Padesky demonstrates how to individualize treatment interventions in pace, content and interpersonal style to match client needs and personality.
Depression is marked by passivity and hopelessness. Thus, a key theme of the workshop is how to engage clients in therapy, especially when clients are pessimistic or hopeless about the positive value of therapy tasks. Padesky models language, attitudes and metaphors that encourage client engagement and engender hope.
The workshop includes clinical demonstrations, structured participant exercises, and illustrative handouts. Participants who own the client manual, Mind Over Mood are advised to bring it to the workshop because several workshop exercises will use worksheets from this book.
The workshop is an opportunity to learn how to provide both hope and effective help for your most depressed clients.
For more information and to register go to: medschool.slu.edu/cbt
Christine A. Padesky, Ph.D., distinguished founding fellow, Academy of Cognitive Therapy
When: Saturday, March 12, 2011
8.30 am to 4.30 pm
Where: Il Monastero
3050 Olive St
St Louis, MO 63103