CBT: An Effective, Evidence-Based Treatment for Depression

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CBT: An Effective, Evidence-Based Treatment for Depression

Thursday, June 27th, 2024

2:00pm to 4:00pm ET


Presenter: Andrew Schmidt, PhD, LCSW-R

NASW-NYS Members: $20

NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC): $40

Non-Members: $50

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 2.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

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Workshop Description
This program will review the foundations of cognitive and behavioral therapy in the treatment of depression, including describing practical cognitive based skills to identify, challenge and respond to negative and depressive thinking. Application of these techniques will be emphasized and participants will have the opportunity to practice utilizing these skills. The facilitator will also discuss the foundations of behavior activation therapy for depression and ways to implement this useful treatment. This workshop will provide useful cognitive and behavioral skills that social workers and clinicians can implement in their work with clients who experience depression.


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

1.    Describe the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression
2.    Explain clinical definition of depression, 
3.    Explain how to identify when clients meet diagnostic criteria for depression
4.    Identify the assessment tools that can be utilized to assist in this process.
5.    Describe ways to apply cognitive techniques in the treatment of clients who are depressed
6.    Describe ways to utilize behavior activation therapy in the treatment of clients who are depressed

This workshop is approved for 2.0 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).

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Andrew Schmidt, PhD, LCSW-R. Dr. Schmidt specializes in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety, Trauma and Depression. He is a highly skilled Cognitive Behavior Therapist (CBT) and has extensive training with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and other exposure based approaches. As Professor and Director of the Post-Masters CBT Certificate Program at New York University (NYU), Dr. Schmidt is always up to date with the newest and latest therapy techniques. Dr. Schmidt also trains and supervises other therapists in CBT based approaches. He brings this and more than 15+ years of experience to best help the patients he works with.

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June 27th, 2024 from  2:00 PM to  4:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $20.00
NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC) $40.00
Non-Member $50.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00
Information for Certificates
Presenter(s) Andrew Schmidt, PhD, LCSW-R
Instruction Method Live Webinar
Total Contact Hours/CEUs Awarded 2.0