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Sad is how I Am! Treating Dysthymia in Children and Adults

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— "Lots of ideas to use with adolescents with dysthymia currently in my practice. This content will have a great practical benefit to my practice."

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Outline of Topics - Transcript of Compact Discs

*New content on Depression
Section 1 & Question 1

--Track #1 - 'I'll never be happy again' - Frozen, Handcuffed, & Ambivalent

Section 2 & Question 2
--Track #2 - Vacillating, Ruminating, & Making Decisions with Alphabet Action

Section 3 & Question 3
--Track #3 - Using the Zen & Rubber Band CBT Problem Solving Methods

Section 4 & Question 4
--Track #4 - Breaking the Depressive Syndrome: SQ3R & the Egg Timer
Section 5 & Question 5
--Track #5 - Thought Stopping with the ABC's of Cognitive Dissonance

Section 6 & Question 6
--Track #6 - 5 Phase-Pattern for Changing the Lens & being Positive

Section 7 & Question 7
--Track #7 - 'I just fell apart.' - Visualizing the Top of the Negative Mudslide
Section 8 & Question 8
--Track #8 - CBT Tools for Building a Pyramid to See the 'Big Picture'
Section 9 & Question 9
--Track #9 - Approaching, Scheduling Steps, & The 5 Minute Plan

Section 10 & Question 10
--Track #10 - Soothing & Amusing: Using a Time Management CBT Technique to Regain Competence
Section 11 & Question 11
--Track #11 - Indecision, the 'Red Light,' & Creating a Problem Horoscope
Section 12 & Question 12
--Track #12 - CBT Tools for Overcoming the 'Vicious Cycle of Negative Thinking' with Brainstorming
Section 13 & Question 13
--Track #13 - The Brick Test, Quantity Listing, and the Deferment-of-Judgment Principle

Section 14 & Question 14
--Track #14 - Problem Formulations & the 'Five W's and an H' Technique
Section 15 & Question 15
--Track #15 - 'How is a good mother to act?' - Personal Consequences, Implementation, & 'Pushing Through Inaction'
Section 16 & Question 16
--Track #16 - Confronting the 'Evil Genius,' Avoiding Reality, & 'Thought Turning'

Section 17 & Question 17
--Track #17 - Treating Self- Comparisons and Flooding with Pleasurable Memories

Section 18 & Question 18
--Track #18 - Treating a Cognitive Distortion Habit by Confronting Uninvited Thoughts

Section 19 & Question 19
--Track #19 - Using Displacement Therapy for Suicidal Thoughts

Section 20 & Question 20
--Track #20 - Helping Clients Fight Emptiness with the CBT 'Framework of Concern' Technique

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Content of Course Manual of Articles
& Personal Reflection Exercises

Section 21 & Question 21

--Movement as Intervention in the Treatment of Depression,
by Anne C. Fisher, PhD ADTR

Section 22 & Question 22
--Childhood Indulgence - Blueprint for Dysthymia
Section 23 & Question 23
--Adult’s Who Don’t Have Time - Children, Unimportance, and Depression & The “Let’s Get Organized” Method
Section 24 & Question 24
--Adolescents "Sadness" and Suicide
Section 25 & Question 25
--Children & Adults: From "'Fight or Flight" to Unworthiness
Section 26 & Question 26
--Breaking Agreements: A Surefire Road to Depression
& Creating a Sanctuary to Heal Memories

Section 27 & Question 27
--Motherless Monkeys: Stress Hormone Levels & Depression
Section 28 & Question 28
--Masculine Depression; The ABCs of Change
Section 29 & Question 29
--Postpardum Depression

Section 30 & Question 30
--Atypical Antidepressant Medications
Section 31 & Question 31
--Simon Speaks Out Against Beck & Burns

*New content on Depression

Section 32
--What has serotonin to do with depression?
Section 33

--Appendix A: Weekly Self-Monitoring Chart

Section 34
--Appendix B: Problem Orientation Worksheet
Section 35
--Appendix C: Conducting A Research Study On Yourself
Section 36
--Appendix D: “I Wish I Could be Happier”
Section 37
--Appendix E: Five-Step Process of Value Transformation
Section 38

--Selected Readings Bibliography/Authors/Instructors
Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes


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