Posted on September 30, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

October is National Depression Awareness Month. Depression affects more than 350 million people worldwide. Depression is a serious illness, but it has an extremely high rate of success when it comes to treatment. That is why education is essential. Mental health professionals can also earn 3 CE credits signing up for an Oct. 7 CE Webinar on depression. Sign up now to tune in live on or to receive a video recording by email after the presentation has taken place. This October 28, we welcome you to join Dr. Lisa Firestone for a free one-hour Webinar on depression.
Oct. 7: Dealing Effectively with Depression
CE Webinar
Presenter: Dr. Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.
3 CE Credits – $35
October 7, 2014 – 11am-12:30pm PST
* Earn 3 CE Credits watching the Webinar and completing an accompanying reading assignment.
A recent study revealed that one in 10 American adults have experienced depression. Depression is one of the most common complaints that lead people to seek therapy. When someone is in a depressed state, the hopelessness they feel seems to cloud the lens through which they see the world. In no case is this lens as harsh as when it is turned on themselves. In this Webinar, therapists will learn how to help clients identify their critical inner voices through assessment instruments and homework exercises. They will be introduced to a cognitive/affective/behavioral modality for bringing these thoughts to the surface, and tools to help clients separate from the thoughts and take actions to go against them. They will learn how to help clients effectively challenge their critical inner voices, develop more compassion for themselves and strengthen sense of self.
Learn more and sign up at http://www.psychalive.org/pl_resources/oct-7-dealing-effectively-depression/

Oct. 28: Overcoming the Inner Enemy that Causes Depression
FREE WEBINAR
Presenter: Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.
October 28, 2014 – 11am-12pm PST
When someone is in a depressed state, the hopelessness they feel seems to cloud the lens through which they see the world, and in no case is this lens as harsh as when it is turned on ourselves.
Each of us has an “inner critic” judging our every action and instructing us on how to live our lives. A recent study revealed that one in 10 American adults experienced depression in 2010. To battle depression means taking on this internalized enemy or “critical inner voice.” Learning how to identify the self-destructive thoughts of this inner critic and how to take actions in your own self interest is the beginning of challenging the roots of depression. In this Webinar, Dr. Lisa Firestone will address ways we can identify and deal effectively with the negative thinking that leads to the destructive spiral of depression and hopelessness. Exercises for identifying and challenging these critical inner voices of depression will be provided.
Learn more or sign up at http://www.psychalive.org/pl_resources/21649/

About the Author

Becki Norton, M.Ed. is a co-founder of HopeNet, Carpinteria resident, and School Psychologist with the Carpinteria Unified School District.