April 20, 2023
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, PhD, ABPP & Ann M. Steffen, PhD, ABPP, present a live professional training program on Treating Later-Life Depression: Personalized Approaches in partnership with the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).
One of the greatest challenges for practitioners treating later-life depression is the wide variability of life circumstances that accompany depressive symptoms for aging patients across outpatient mental health and integrated care.
This training reflects continuing international scientific and clinical advances in applying CBT with depressed middle-aged and older adults, using examples from the newly revised Treating Later-Life Depression: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach from Oxford University Press.
Detailed suggestions will be provided and demonstrated for how to modify core therapy strategies with aging patients, including behavioral activation, problem-solving, emotional literacy and cognitive reappraisal. A particular focus will be on strategies for addressing common comorbid concerns such as brain health, chronic pain, sleep problems, family caregiving responsibilities, grief and relationship difficulties.
This live program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.
This live program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.
Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, PhD, ABPP
Dolores Gallagher Thompson, PhD, ABPP, is a well-known trainer in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for depressed older adults within the United States. She is a board-certified Geropsychologist with over 25 years of experience, a Stanford University School of Medicine Research Professor Emerita, a...
Ann M. Steffen, PhD, ABPP
Ann Steffen, Ph.D., ABPP is a professor of psychology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis where she has spent her career in teaching, research, supervision, professional training, and direct clinical services focused on the needs of older adults and family caregivers. At UM-St. Louis, she has se...
Upon completion of this program you will be able to:
Describe essential domains to include when developing a case conceptualization of later-life depression
Describe an individualized course of treatment (prioritize treatment goals and select appropriate change strategies) for patients with later-life depression and comorbidities
Describe within-session strategies to enhance outcomes with depressed older adults
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American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)
We are proud to partner with The American Board of Professional Psychology. The American Board of Professional Psychology serves the public by promoting the provision of quality psychological services through the examination and certification of professional psychologists engaged in specialty practice. ABPP is the primary organization for Specialty Board Certification in Psychology. There are currently 15 Specialty Boards and one Subspecialty Board.