Treatment Planning for Depression
The DVD opens with a discussion of depression and diagnosing depression. This is followed by an overview of empirically supported treatments for depression with a strong emphasis on how to incorporate their primary objectives and interventions into the entire treatment plan. The six essential elements of a treatment plan are discussed in a tutorial section on how to create an effective and clear treatment plan that brings benefit to the client, the clinician, the agency, and the profession. In authentic role-play scenarios, viewers are provided with vivid examples that illustrate how to use empirically supported treatments for depression. In each scenario, a master therapist works with a client diagnosed with depression. The vignettes demonstrate three evidence-based treatments for depression: cognitive restructuring, behavioral activation, and problem-solving skills training. Each vignette is followed by a critique of the demonstration and helpful suggestions for clinical practice. In addition, common considerations in relapse prevention as are examined.
After you watch this DVD you should:
- Know the process and criteria for diagnosing depression.
- Know the well-established, empirically supported treatments (ESTs) for depression.
- Understand how ESTs for depression have been identified, what treatment approaches have been designated as empirically supported, as well as objectives and interventions common to each identified treatment.
- Be informed as to how several ESTs for depression are applied to clinical practice through demonstration vignettes.
- Know common considerations in the prevention of relapse of depression, as well as empirically supported relapse prevention programs for depression.
- Know how to construct a treatment plan and empirically inform it with results from psychotherapy research.
- Appreciate the importance of therapeutic relationship factors in the delivery of an empirically informed treatment plan.