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Tue, Aug 11


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Chronic Depression in Youth

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Chronic Depression in Youth
Chronic Depression in Youth

Time & Location

Aug 11, 2020, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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About the Event

Dr. Lisa Cohen Bennett

Training Description

This 4-hour course is designed to provide staff serving Traumatized behavior management strategies. The aim of the course is to assist adults working with Severe emotional disturbance differentiate between the variety of Depressive Diagnoses and Co-morbid possibilities, (e.g., Major Depressive Disorder, Persistent Depressive Disorder, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation, etc.) Participants will use resources, large and small group discussion as well as lecture to consider best practice treatment options.

Learning Objectives

  • Define the various Depressive Diagnoses (Major Depressive Disorder, Persistent Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, etc.)
  • Identify differences between symptoms for the diagnoses in order to find best practice treatment options
  • Describe treatment options and efficacy from research, personal/professional experience and collegial description


9:30 am – 10:00am Introduction and Review Severe Emotional Disturbance

Welcome & Introduction of instructor, students/class objectives 

Overview:  Severe Emotional Disturbance Template:

10:00 - 10:45  Define Depressive Disorders as Listed in the DSM V + With Differentials

1.  Disruptive Mood Dysregulation

2.  Major Depressive Disorder

3.  Persistent Depressive Disorder (Previously Dysthymia)

4.  Substance/Medication Induced Depressive Disorder

5.  Unspecified Depressive Disorder

6.  Bipolar Disorder I, II & Cyclothymia

7.  Developmental Trauma Disorder

10:45 am - 11:30 am  Questions for Discussion (in large or small groups)

11:30 am - 12:00 LUNCH (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm  Digging deeper into causes (large group discussion)

1.  Social Media

2.  Substance Use

3.  Heredity/Brain Chemistry

4.  Trauma

12:45 pm - 2 pm  Treatment Options (large group discussion)

1.  Psychotropic Medications 

2.  Psychotherapy, examples include

3.  Case examples from students

This course meets the qualifications for (4) BBS CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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