Anxiety and major depression are distinct disorders, but our latest understanding of each has tremendous clinical implications and opportunities for clients. Join Dr. Michael Yapko, internationally recognized authority on anxiety and depression and learn strategic treatment methods that work. You will end this seminar recording with at least five things that good psychotherapy can do that no amount of medication can do.
Dr. Yapko is a world renowned clinician, trainer and author of a dozen books, including, Depression is Contagious, Breaking the Patterns of Depression, Hand-Me-Down Blues: How to Stop Depression From Spreading in Families and the award-winning Treating Depression with Hypnosis.
This seminar recording will address treatment issues, treatment dynamics, and the delivery of focused and goal-oriented interventions for comorbidly anxious and depressed clients.
Identify contributing factors to co-morbid conditions from biological, psychological and sociological domains
Identify the key perceptual and social patterns that cause and maintain comorbid anxiety and depression
Explain where to begin treatment when identifying a client as comorbidly anxious and depressed
Utilize specific active intervention strategies for facilitating recovery
Design structured homework assignments to facilitate the development of life-enhancing skills to reduce relapses
Integrate preventive approaches into your treatment plan
Co-morbid Anxiety and Depression: Treating the Distressing Duo
Developing a target: Focus on the anxiety or the depression first?
When anxiety is primary: Clues and implications
When depression is primary: Signs and strategies
Core etiological patterns shared by both depression and anxiety
Thinking strategically about treatment: Pattern interruption
Designing and delivering focused, strategic interventions
Anxiety, Depression and the Meaning of Life: Explanations that Harm
Global thinking or your outlook and level of life skills
Therapists as skill-builders: Structuring behavioral activations
Moving forward with your life when you don’t know where to go
Ambiguity as a major risk factor: Being clear about uncertainty
Exercise: Ambiguity and giving therapeutic advice
“Better living through chemistry” isn’t; What therapy can do better
How coping styles predict onset and prognosis
Gender differences and implications for coping styles
Trans-generational Risk Factors for Co-morbid Conditions
Risky parents have at- risk children: Focus on the family
How parents unintentionally teach comorbid patterning
Identifying children at risk and thinking in terms of prevention
Watching a focused intervention work: Videotaped clinical demonstration
Hypnotic and strategic treatment of a co-morbidly depressed man with a history of childhood physical abuse
Skill Building in treating comorbidity
Key aspects of experientially-based treatment crystallized
The art of making key distinctions between contexts in life choices
Compartmentalization strategies and decision-making
The possibility of prevention requires us to shift our priorities
ABOUT MICHAEL YAPKO, Ph.D.
Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist residing in Fallbrook, California. He is internationally recognized for his work in depression and outcome-focused psychotherapy, routinely teaching to professional audiences all over the world. To date, he has been invited to present his innovative ideas and strategic methods to colleagues in 30 countries across six continents, and all over the United States.
Dr. Yapko has had a special interest which spans more than three decades in the intricacies of brief therapy, the clinical applications of directive and experiential methods, and proactively treating the disorder of major depression. He is the author of a dozen books and editor of three others, and numerous book chapters and articles on these subjects. These include his forthcoming book, Mindfulness and Hypnosis (scheduled for release from W.W. Norton in late 2011) his newest book, Depression is Contagious: How the Most Common Mood Disorder is Spreading Around the World and How to Stop It, as well as Hand-Me-Down Blues: How to Stop Depression From Spreading in Families, Treating Depression with Hypnosis, and Breaking the Patterns of Depression. His works have been translated into nine languages.
Dr. Yapko is a member of the American Psychological Association, a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a member of the International Society of Hypnosis, and a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his contributions to the field of psychotherapy. More information about Dr. Yapko’s work is available on his website: www.yapko.com.
Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Other Mental Health Professionals, Nurses