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The Ten Best Ever Depression Treatment Strategies with Dr. Margaret Wehrenberg
For: Professionals
Provided by: Solutions On Site (SOSWorkshops)

Date and Time

Wed Oct 19, 2016 (This event is over)
9:00 - 4:00pm


London, ON

Event Description

All depressions are not created equal. Understanding the origin of your clients’ depressions and the impact on treatment can make a big difference to your success in therapy, and help clients move from management of their symptoms to recovery (without medication) from this insidious disorder. Dr. Wehrenberg will describe her view of four common origins of depression and their impact on recovery.
In a day filled with experiential techniques and discussion, you will learn 10 methods that you can immediately apply to diminish symptoms in clients suffering from depression. The workshop will highlight aspects of brain function that underlie depression, and focus on treatment methods that will counteract depressive symptoms. The pragmatic focus of this seminar will be on exploring psychotherapy methods that can improve the physiology, cognition, and behaviour of depressed clients.

You will learn
• About practical methods to enhance motivation and mobilize the client with lethargy and low sense of reward
• How to change the negative cognitions, with attention to changing the impact of the brain's neural networking on negative memories
• Techniques to build the brain circuitry for joy and positive emotions
• How to stop the damage of chronic stress (a major cause of depression!) and end the isolation of workaholism and burnout
• Interventions to stop the plunge to despair common to the depression of trauma survivors and how to interrupt self-destructive coping styles
• How to reset the default mode of the hopeless/helpless pessimistic style of depressed thinking so familiar to those who have suffered depression for much of their lives

Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D., is the author of five books on treating anxiety and depression, including The 10 Best Ever Depression Management Techniques and her most recent Anxiety + Depression: Effective Treatment of the Big Two Co-occurring Disorders, published by W.W. Norton. She earned her M.A. studying psychodrama and bioenergetics, and has years of experience as a certified drug and alcoholism counselor. She specialized in working with adults who were traumatized as children before earning her Psy.D. and beginning a private psychotherapy practice, in Naperville, IL, focusing on anxiety disorder treatment. She blogs for Psychology Today, contributed a chapter to Clinical Pearls of Wisdom (Ed. M. Kerman), and is a frequent contributor of articles to The Psychotherapy Networker magazine. She speaks internationally on topics of clinical psychotherapy and is noted for her down-to-earth, pragmatic teaching style.

$195 plus hst- includes a continental breakfast and lunch, group rates available.

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