LIVE: Treating Later-Life Depression: Personalized Approaches

April 20, 2023  |  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific

Presented By Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, PhD, ABPP | Ann M. Steffen, PhD, ABPP
Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, PhD, ABPP Ann M. Steffen, PhD, ABPP

April 20, 2023
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific

3 Hours

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.

Intended Audience

This live program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

Experience Level

This live program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

APA, ASWB, CPA, NBCC: Click here for state and other regional board approvals.

Presented By

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...

Presented By

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...

Learning Objectives

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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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

Have a sudden change of plans and are unable to attend live? No worries, you will be given access to the on-demand version of the program once available.

Event Conduct

Event Conduct

Please conduct yourself in a professional manner throughout the event. Our goal is to make this as interactive an experience as possible for all who attend. We reserve the right to remove any participants who are disruptive or who act unprofessionally.

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CE Credit

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Program Partner

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.

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