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Date(s) - 14/01/2016
5:45 pm - 9:00 pm

The Royal, Associates in Psychiatry Auditorium

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Managing Depression:

A CBT Workshop for Individuals with Depression, their Family and Friends

Managing Depress


Date: January 14, 2016

Time: 5:45 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: The Royal

Cost: $25 (includes registration kits and refreshments)

To register and view the agenda, please click here

Event Overview

This workshop will begin with a discussion of the nature of depression. The definition of depression will be reviewed, and the differences between depression and other mental health issues will be discussed.  The cognitive-behavioural model for depression will be introduced.  Specific cognitive behavioural treatments for depression will be reviewed, including cognitive methods (e.g., evaluating negative thoughts, testing out new ways of thinking), behavioural interventions (e.g., behavioural activation, improving sleep, problem-solving and development of action plans), and medication (in the context of psychological treatment). For family and friends of individuals with depression, the importance of decreasing feelings of stigma, putting supportive coaching strategies in place to manage depression and self-care will be emphasised. A detailed list of relevant reading material, evidence-based websites and community and hospital-based resources will also be provided.


Learning Objectives:
1. Definition, diagnosis and prevalence of depression;
2. How to understand depression using a CBT model;
3. Main treatment strategies used for treatment of depression;
4. Helping individuals develop strategies to cope with depression;
5. Developing self-care strategies when helping others with depression.


Target Audience:

Family and friends of individuals with depression, as well as individuals who feel they may be experiencing depressive symptoms or have experienced depression in the past.