Depression: Assessment & Treatment

4 Hour Streaming Video Course

This 4-hour video course consisting of 10 sections addresses the following topics:

The nature and prevalence of depression
DSM-5 criteria for Bipolar-Related Disorders and Depressive Disorders
The manifestation of depressive symptoms in men and women
Depression assessment techniques
The effect of behavior and thinking on depression
Cognitive-behavioral treatment of depression
Client treatment non-compliance
A problem-solving approach to depression
Depression and insomnia
Adolescent depression and treatment


Video with accompanying powerpoint and handouts
Focus questions and rationales follow video sections to highlight and enhance the retention of information.
Vignettes are utilized for class discussion and application of the presented concepts.

Principal Faculty and Credentials:
Pam Sirota, Psy.D., LMFT

Target Audience: LMFTs, Social Workers, LPCCs, Substance Abuse Counselors, Nurses, and Mental Health Practitioners.
Level: Introductory

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Differentiate between Seasonal Affective Disorder, Bipolar Depression, Chronic Depression and other depressive. disorders.
  2. Analyze the causes of depression with a special emphasis on exogenous and endogenous factors.
  3. Compare three evidence-based treatment modalities recommended for clients diagnosed with depressive disorders.
  4. Utilize five simple interventions to treat clients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
  5. Summarize some of the consequences of untreated depression including the dangers of depression co-occurring with drug and/or alcohol abuse.

Pam has a private practice in West Los Angeles and Encino specializing in social skills groups, family issues, children and adolescents, grief support, and parenting. Her extensive experience as a special education teacher and pre-school director makes her an ideal instructor. She has been working as a private GGS tutor since becoming licensed in 2005. Pam has received her doctorate as a Clinical Psychologist.

If you are not yet licensed you can register for this course with a 10% discount. Please use this button to sign in. When you return your prelicensure discount will be enabled.

Cost: $70.00
This price includes your $3.00 discount for ordering online but not any applicable taxes or shipping.

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