Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression

Mental Health Providers and Professionals

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  • Intermediate
  • Clinical Intervention
  • 3hrs
  • $75/year courses w/ Companion Videos

For support in treating depression, this course offers the best of cognitive behavioral therapy theory and technique. The skills taught in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression have been empirically shown to effectively treat symptoms of various types of depressive disorders. With cognitive behavioral therapy’s understanding of the mind-body connection, you will be prepared to teach your clients techniques like behavioral activation and the ABCDE method that may improve their symptoms and strengthen them to handle relapse.

NOTE: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Foundations—A Skills-Based Approach is a prerequisite for this course. You will not receive credit for this course unless you have first completed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Foundations.


Learning Objectives

  • Describe the connection between cognition, emotion, and behavior according to the CBT model. The description must include a clinical interpretation of how each component impacts and affects the others.
  • Summarize depression-specific cognitive distortions through the scrutiny of irrational core beliefs, expounding on these three restructuring techniques: ABCDE method, Socratic questioning, and activating choice.
  • Critique the following four behavioral activation techniques: SMART goals, action planning, utilizing rewards, and starting and maintaining a positive cycle. Scrutinize the depression-avoidance cycle, providing specifics on its reversal.
  • Defend these five strategies for coping with anhedonia: resisting blame, restoring relationships, avoiding negative coping mechanisms, and utilizing the mind-body connection.
  • Explain the techniques of behavioral and cognitive modification: teaching behavioral activation and healthy coping skills for depression and explaining client homework assignments.
  • Gauge client progress using measurement-based care and client’s readiness for termination of therapy, and/or potential for relapse using a post-therapy plan that utilizes these three techniques: maintenance, anticipating setbacks, and booster sessions.

Course Overview


Clinical Intervention

3 Hours

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Psych Hub Certification and Continuing Education Available

Providers and Professionals

7 Modules, 3 Live role-play sessions, 7 Knowledge checks, 8 Animations

1 Overview video, 20 Client videos, 1 Provider video, 5 Text resources

4 Fireside chats, 4 Subject matter experts, 2 Guest speaker sessions

CBT Series with Companion Videos - $75/year for courses & companion videos

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