Untangling Depression: Practical strategies for cases that challenge us | Black dog Institute

Untangling Depression: Practical strategies for cases that challenge us

  • Duration
    6-hours Plus morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Program Outline
    A clinically relevant program designed to help you manage chronic and relapsing cases of depression effectively in a climate of reduced funding and limited sessions.

    Based on our latest understanding of how depression develops and presents, the program provides a practical framework and evidence-based strategies to manage complex presentations of depression that require more than routine treatment. Knowing what to assess for, how to build a team approach and address treatment barriers will benefit both patients and clinicians by improving treatment response, and helping to ease strain, and ethical and practice dilemmas often faced by clinicians.

    In this highly interactive course, clinicians will have the opportunity to work on real case studies, reflect on their own experiences, and learn from peers. The program has been developed based on extensive consultation with Mental Health professionals to identify the issues and solutions for dealing with complex presentations of depression. It is run by highly experienced clinicians with advanced group facilitation skills.
  • Accreditation
    • 6 Hours CPD (psychologists)
    • 6 Hours OPD (counsellors)
    • AASW Endorsed CPD
  • Suitable for

    Counsellors, Psychologists, Social Workers, Youth Workers

  • Topics Covered
    Topic 1: Current Status
    Topic 2: Current Conceptualisations
    Topic 3: Assessment Guidlines
    Topic 4: Treatment Planning
    Topic 5: Psychological Treatment
    Topic 6: Therapist Self Care
  • Learning Objectives
    • Identify practical strategies to manage chronic and relapsing depression with limited resources
    • Undertake assessments in complex presentations of depression to overcome barriers and achieve optimal relapse management
    • Develop realistic, priority driven treatment plans that target shared driving factors
    • Foster a multidisciplinary team approach to treatment planning
    • Reduce strain, address ethical dilemmas and prioritise therapist self-care for career longevity
    • Work effectively within the current mental health funding programs
    • Address clinical issues relevant to depression as a chronic disease

Choose your location and book this course online:

State City Date Time Fee Book Now
QLD Brisbane 07 Jun 2019 09 AM - 05 PM $360.00 Register and Pay Online 
VIC Melbourne 16 May 2019 09 AM - 05 PM $360.00 Register and Pay Online 

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