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Psychotherapy for Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder

A Health Technology Assessment

About the Course:

Major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder are among the most commonly diagnosed mental illnesses in Canada; both are associated with a high societal and economic burden. Treatment for major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder consists of pharmacological and psychological interventions. Three commonly used psychological interventions are cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy, and supportive therapy. The objectives of this report were to assess the effectiveness and safety of these types of therapy for the treatment of adults with major depressive disorder and/or generalized anxiety disorder, to assess the cost-effectiveness of structured psychotherapy (CBT or interpersonal therapy), to calculate the budget impact of publicly funding structured psychotherapy, and to gain a greater understanding of the experiences of people with major depressive disorder and/or generalized anxiety disorder.

This course is based on the article, Psychotherapy for Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder created by Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee in 2017.

Publication Date:

2017

Course Material Author

Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee

Course Creator

L.A. Rankin

L.A. Rankin is a social worker with experience in many different settings with a variety of clients. She has worked with dementia and Alzheimers patients, dual diagnosis MH/MR, in a battered women’s shelter, and a rape crisis center. She also has 11 years of experience as a child protective social worker, where she earned certificates in domestic abuse/family violence and substance abuse.

Recommended For:

Researchers, clinicians treating Major Depressive Disorder and General Anxiety Disorder. This material is appropriate for an intermediate to advanced levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowleding the different modalities of Cognitive Based Therapy, interpersonal therapy and supportive therapy.

  2. Applying CBT, supportive therapy and interpersonal therapy in the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder and General Anxiety Disorder.

  3. Analyze the cost effectiveness of CBT, interpersonal therapy and supportive therapy in the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder and General Anxiety Disorder.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

4.25 CE Credit hours

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

4.25 CPD hours

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National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

5.25 CE Credit hours

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Course Material

References begin on page 139.

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Course Number 102394
  • 4.25 credit hours
  • NBCC: 5.25 ce credit hours

  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: $25.37 No exam fee with a membership package!
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