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CBT for Depression: New Advances and Standard CBT Approaches

About the Course

Major Depression and other mood disorders are frequently encountered in clinical practice and counselors and therapists often find these clients challenging for a number of reasons. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), as an approach to treating depression, which was first described and researched in the late 1970s and early 1980s continues to be the gold standard for effective treatment of depression and has been shown to be effective both in short-term symptom remission and in preventing relapse. Some additional therapeutic approaches including Behavioral Activation, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and Rumination-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy have augmented our therapeutic arsenal. Standard CBT and these newer approaches will be described and demonstrated in this training and special issues such as suicidality, anhedonia, and relapse will be discussed and strategies to overcome these will be outlined.

This course is based on the recorded webinar, CBT for Depression: New Advances and Standard CBT Approaches created by John Ludgate, PhD in 2024.

Publication Date:

First Mar 2024

Course Material Author

John Ludgate, course creator

John Ludgate, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist, who has worked as a psychotherapist for more than 30 years and specializes in treating mood, anxiety, relationship, and psychosexual disorders. As well as having an active clinical practice, he is involved in training and supervision in CBT. Dr. Ludgate has written numerous journal articles and book chapters in the field of Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety and Depression, most recently contributing a chapter on Relapse Prevention to the Handbook of CBT (2021) published by the American Psychological Association. He has presented many seminars and workshops on cognitive behavioral approaches, both nationally and internationally.

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Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for intermediate and above levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the CBT model of depression.
  2. Describe cognitive and behavioral interventions for depression.
  3. Utilize skills in integrating standard CBT with other CBT-related approaches to depression.

Disclosure to Learners

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The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

Commercial support

There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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Course Number 103471
3 CE credit hours
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