This workshop will focus on treatments and intervention techniques to support those suffering depression. Approximately, 1 in 20 people directly suffer from depression. However, with treatment via psychotherapy or otherwise, the prospects for recovery are good.
- Depression - symptoms and characteristics
- NICE Guidelines and Protocols
- Medication and side effects
- Managing Risk
- Behavioural interventions
- Behavioural Activation
- Activity Scheduling
- Cognitive Interventions
- From Unhelpful Thinking Styles to Balanced Thinking
- Core beliefs
- Avoiding Relapse through Strength based resilience
- RESOURCES and future CPD
What is the workshop about?
This workshop will cover the treatment of depression from the perspective of psychotherapy. The prevalence, causes, biochemistry and presenting characteristics will be briefly reviewed prior to a full focus on cognitive and behavioural treatment techniques and principles.
Who should attend?
This workshop is aimed at therapists, counsellors, advisers, educationalists, health care workers, social workers and students in these areas. It is particularly useful for counsellors who do not normally work within a cognitive or behavioural model but want to explore tried and tested techniques. Similarly, counsellors and therapists working within this tradition are likely to find this workshop a useful refresher in the latest approaches. It is also suitable for anyone with an interest in contemporary practice in this area.
What is the delivery method?
The workshop will be interactive, inclusive and enjoyable. Audience response systems, case studies and self assessments will be part of a day of mixed activies and engagements. Participants will be provided with resources to use in their practice and signposted to up-to-date online material, apps and other resources.
The workshop does not itself offer therapy to people suffering from depression. See NHS website for gudiance https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/mental-health-services/how...