Unlocking the Power of Behavioral Activation Strategies for Depression
Have you wondered what therapeutic interventions exist for depression beyond cognitive approaches? While CBT certainly brings significant value to the treatment of depression, behavioral activation may be a better approach for many clients. This training will present a diagnostic overview of Major Depressive Disorder, including commonly used assessment tools. The theory of Behavioral Activation will be explained through the lens of case conceptualization. Specific behavioral activation strategies such as ACE, pacing, and activity scheduling will be explored through case studies and video demon...Read morestrations. Learners will have the opportunity to explore the application of behavioral activation techniques and interventions to their specific clients who have depression. Less...
- Articulate the diagnostic criteria for Major Depressive Disorder and appropriate assessments.
- Explain the theory of behavioral activation and demonstrate skill in case conceptualization.
- Identify at least five behavioral activation interventions and techniques to alleviate depression.
- Name at least three ways that behavioral activation will enhance one’s clinical practice with clients who experience depression.
Friday, October 06, 2023
11:00 AM EDT - 02:15 PM EDTRegister for this Webinar
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About the speaker
Diane Bigler, LCSW, LSCSW
11am - 11:30am Introduction, A glimpse into depression
- Case vignette: Depression
- Images: What depression looks like
- Case vignette: What depression looks like
11:30am - 12:00pm DSM-5 Criteria for MDD
12:00pm - 12:30pm Case conceptualization
- Downward spiral
- Thoughts, emotions, physiology, behavior
12:30pm - 12:45pm Break
12:45pm - 1:00pm Behavioral Activation: What is it?
- The model
- Motivation vs. action
1:00pm - 1:30pm BA Interventions
- Activity monitoring
- Credits list
- Pacing yourself
1:30pm - 1:45pm Recommendations for clinicians
1:45pm - 2:00pm Culturally adapted BA
2:00pm - 2:15pm Video: Maria case study, Q&A, Conclusion
CE Information - Earn 3 CE Credit Hours
American Psychological Association
Association of Social Work Boards
National Board for Certified Counselors
New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work
New York Education Department Board of Creative Arts Therapy
New York Education Department for Licensed Mental Health Counselors
New York Education Department Board for Licensed Psychoanalysts
New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology
New York State Education Department's State Board for Marriage and Family Therapy
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