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Depression: Prevention as the New Frontier

with Michael Yapko, Ph.D.

Friday, April 1st, 6:30-8:30pm 

Wine & Cheese Reception begins at 6:00pm

Over the last decades, much has been learned about depression and its effective treatment. But no matter how effective, therapy remains an “after the fact” intervention, with the clinician striving to help find a more satisfying life.  Have we learned enough to begin to shift our focus to prevention strategies?   Proven prevention strategies will be described in terms of their structure and potential benefits for at-risk populations.

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Learning Objectives:

1. To describe and discuss empirical studies affirming the merits of

prevention approaches for depression.

2. To list and describe key components of prevention programs.

3. To list and describe specific ways hypnosis can enhance the value

of depression prevention programs in general as well as relapse

prevention in individual depression treatment.

Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist residing in Fallbrook, California.  He is internationally recognized for his innovative work in treating depression with active, brief psychotherapies and experiential approaches, especially hypnosis. He routinely teaches to professional audiences all over the world.  To date, he has been invited to present his ideas and strategic methods to colleagues in more than 30 countries across six continents, and all over the United States.

   Dr. Yapko has had a special interest that spans nearly four decades in the intricacies of brief therapy, the clinical applications of directive and experiential methods, and proactively treating the disorder of major depression.  His social view of depression has considerable empirical support and encourages multi-dimensional treatments. He is the author of 15 books and editor of three others, and numerous book chapters and articles on these subjects. These include Keys to Unlocking Depression,  Depression is Contagious: How the Most Common Mood Disorder is Spreading Around the World and How to Stop It, as well as  Hand-Me-Down Blues: How to Stop Depression From Spreading in FamiliesTreating Depression with HypnosisBreaking the Patterns of Depression  and his newest book, The Discriminating Therapist. His works have been translated into nine languages. More information about Dr. Yapko’s work is available on his website: www.yapko.com.
 
  Dr. Yapko is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a member of the International Society of Hypnosis, and a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his contributions to advancing the field of psychotherapy, including lifetime achievement awards from the American Psychological Association and The Milton H. Erickson Foundation.
            

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