Tennessee Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
618 Church St. Suite 220
Nashville, TN 37219
SAVE THE DATE
FEBRUARY 20-21, 2015
Marriott Cool Springs, Franklin, TN
DEPRESSION IS CONTAGIOUS:
What Families - and the People Who Work with THEM - Can Do to Treat and Even Prevent Depression
In this one day workshop, we will explore the substantial evidence that depression is much more a social than medical problem. Despite the popularity of antidepressants, there are things that no amount of medication can do, including building the skills necessary to function well as individuals and as a family. We will identify how depression distorts family life, and how to address the various aspects of family life tainted by depression realistically. Furthermore, the more we learn about the neuroscience of depression, especially neuroplasticity, the more important well designed experiential learning processes, including mindfulness and hypnosis, become in treatment. Designing and delivering experiential processes specific to treating depression within an interpersonal framework will be explored in depth. A key ingredient of good treatment is well-considered action.
The workshop will include didactic presentation, discussion, and a video clinical demonstration of strategically applied, systemically informed, hypnosis with a depressed husband and father. Finally, we will consider the issue of prevention and what specifically therapists can do to help stem the rising tide of depression in families.
Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist residing in Fallbrook, California. He is internationally recognized for his work in clinical applications of hypnosis, treating depression, and developing strategic, outcome-focused psychotherapies. He routinely teaches to professional audiences all over the world. To date, he has been invited to present his ideas and methods to colleagues in 29 countries across six continents, and all over the United States.