4-Hour CE Depression: Assessment and Treatment Online Video Course

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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.

Please note:

  • Video courses are filmed at live GGS classes and separated into segments of 30 minutes or less.
  • Online courses offer the post-test online for instant course completion.
  • You can repeat the post-test if you don't pass.
  • Online courses are available to you immediately after purchase.
  • California LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs can fulfill 100% of their CE hours online.