Managing Depression: Raising Energy, Improving Cognition
On-Demand Webinar (3 hours)
Dr. Margaret Wehrenberg
Depression typically contains elements of lethargy and ruminative cognitions that stem from different underlying causes: neurobiology alone, situational stressors, trauma or aversive childhood experiences. Most people seek treatment when they feel unable to meet life’s demands for energy at home or work. This session will focus on techniques that work well even in our telehealth world, planning immediate depression interventions that lift the energy or turn the cognitions toward more positive thoughts and actions. You will learn pragmatic methods that allow your clients to become more productive and create new, more positive cognitions, tapping the power of neural networks to break the hold of depressive cognitions. Winter Promo Special: Register before March 15th for only $99+hst. Student discounts and group rates available.
Participants will be able to immediately apply practical methods to help clients: Enhance motivation and mobilize the client with lethargy. Diminish the impact of negative attention bias. Build the brain circuitry for joy and positive emotions. Stop the damage of chronic stress. Interrupt the plunge to despair common to the depression of trauma survivors and interrupt self-destructive coping styles. Reset the cognitive default to hopeless/helpless pessimistic style of depressed thinking.
Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D., clinical psychologist and internationally known trainer for mental health professionals, is the author of Pandemic Anxiety: Fear, Stress and Loss in Traumatic Times and The 10 Best Ever Depression Management Techniques, as well as 7 other books on the treatment of anxiety and depression, published by W.W. Norton. She has contributed articles to the award-winning Psychotherapy Networker magazine and blogs on depression for Psychology Today. She is noted for her down-to-earth, pragmatic teaching style.