7 CE Credits/Hours - Online Course - $69.00
Developed by Garry Cooper, LCSW.
Course includes the work of Duncan and Miller from Talkingcure.com
This course includes materials consisting of:
General Course Description
Most therapists still believe that the most effective treatment for depression is a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and antidepressants, and that depression is caused by low serotonin levels. Are you lagging way behind the research too? There are different causes for depression and many more proven effective treatments. If you're relying on only one or two treatments, then you're probably going to help only about 2/3 of your depressed clients - and you'll make things worse for some of them. To competently treat depression, today's therapists should have a broad understanding of its symptoms and causes and have different treatments in their toolkit.
This basic course is composed of five sections and includes the work of Duncan and Miller from Talkingcure.com. The first section provides a general overview of depression's symptoms and traditional treatments. The second section provides detailed traditional treatment guidelines. The third section examines the issues and controversies surrounding antidepressant medications. The fourth section describes the surprising incidence of depression among pregnant women and new mothers and how it can affect infants. The fifth section describes newer therapies and treatments for depression. The final section describes additional resources for further information and self-help resources for your clients.
This course will teach psychotherapists to:
1. Identify the symptoms of depression.
2. Define treatment guidelines for various kinds of depression.
3. Identify the limitations of published research on antidepressants.
4. Identify the side effects of antidepressant medications.
5. More carefully conduct screenings of new mothers and children for depression.
6. Review effective treatments, including some alternative medical treatments.
7. Assemble self-help resources for depressed clients.
Defining the disease
Antidepressants: do the benefits outweigh the side effects?
Depression among pregnant women and post partum depression
Recent effective psychotherapies and treatments