Margaret Wehrenberg, PsyD
Leading Edge Seminars, Inc
Friday, May 3, 2013, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm • YWCA Elm Centre, 87 Elm Street, Toronto
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 to management of their symptoms and then recovery (without medication) from this insidious disorder.
In this workshop exploring experiential and didactic methods, 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 —
Practical methods to enhance motivation and mobilize the client who struggles with lethargy and a low sense of reward
How to change the negative focus of cognition
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 that is so familiar to those who have suffered depression for much of their lives
About the Presenter:
Margaret Wehrenberg, PsyD, is the Curriculum Development Director for Candeo's online Depression and Anxiety Program. Her clinical practice is in Naperville, IL. She is the author of The Anxious Brain, The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques, The 10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques, and The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques Workbook. Her next book, Unraveling Anxiety and Depression: A Clinician’s Guide to Treating Co-Morbid Anxiety and Depression, will be released in Fall 2013. She is a frequent contributor to the award-winning Psychotherapy Networker magazine, she blogs for Psychology Today Online, and she speaks internationally on topics of clinical psychotherapy. She is noted for her down-to-earth, pragmatic teaching style. For more information, please visit www.margaretwehrenberg.com.