Seminar Detail

2-Day: Depression and Mood Disorder Certification Training: New Assessment and Treatment Techniques for Lasting Recovery
2-Day: Depression and Mood Disorder Certification Training: New Assessment and Treatment Techniques for Lasting Recovery

Where:   COLUMBIA, MD

When:  Thursday, January 23, 2020 - Friday, January 24, 2020

Credit Card Required for online registration | Contact us to redeem Gift Certificates
Other ways to Register: Call (800) 844-8260   |   Printable Form (fax or mail)
Details

$499.99
Single Registration
$439.99
Single Registration: Advance Price (ends 1/3/2020)
$439.99
2+ Group Rate: per person
*** All prices are shown in US Dollars ***
 
View brochure for CE details
Location

SHERATON COLUMBIA HOTEL
10207 WINCOPIN CIRCLE
COLUMBIA, MD 21044
Phone:  (410) 730-3900
View Map

Student Discounts
If you are a student, please click here for registration information.

Group Discounts
If 5+ staff members from your facility are attending this event, please call (800) 844-8260 to learn more about our special rates.

Military Discount
If you are active or retired military personnel, please click here for registration information and select the Military tab.

In-House Options
If you would like this educational event brought to your facility, please click here for on-site training options.

Course Description:

Your clients with depression, bipolar, and other mood disorders are counting on you. But successful treatment can feel like an impossible task.

Diagnosis is tricky, first-line treatments often fail, poor treatment compliance and destructive impulsivity feel like the norm, and recurrence seems the rule and not the exception. And you frequently need to work around medication use that comes with serious side effects, but often fails to offer real benefits. The litany of challenges can leave you feeling exhausted, ineffective, and troubled about the potentially devastating outcomes of treatment failure.

This 2-day training is exactly what you need to help your clients achieve a fuller recovery from depression and bipolar disorder, all without resorting to potentially risky and ineffective medication use.

Join depression and mood disorder expert and author Chris Aiken, MD and get cutting-edge therapeutic techniques, skills, and practical guidance so you can assess for and effectively treat mood disorders better than ever before. Attend and discover:
  • New assessment tools for your practice – demystify the DSM-5™ for mood disorders
  • The latest psychotherapy techniques including Rumination-Focused CBT, Social Rhythm Therapy and CBT for Insomnia
  • Nutritional psychiatry and the first clinically proven diet to treat depression
Better still, you’ll leave this 2-day training having met the full educational requirements should you choose to pursue the Certified Depression & Mood Disorder Treatment Professional (CDMDTP) credentials through the Institute of Depression Treatment Professionals (visit icdtp.com for full details and certification requirements).

Sign up today and leave confident that your treatment toolbox has the right combination of clinical interventions so your clients can find relief and live the lives they deserve!

FREE Materials for Your Clinical Toolbox
  • Mood spectrum chart
  • Practical Rating Scales
  • Social Rhythm Chart
  • Antidepressant Apps
  • 24 Character Strength Survey
  • The MediMod Diet for Depression
  • And more!
Objectives:

  1. Conduct a collaborative assessment that avoids the stigma clients often associate with mood diagnoses.
  2. Differentiate among the affective temperaments of dysthymic, cyclothymic, hyperthymic, and irritable types.
  3. Characterize how psychological trauma affects mood disorders differently.
  4. Distinguish between borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder.
  5. List the more common cooccurring disorders of the depressed client.
  6. Demonstrate how to create a more effective and practical mood chart for clients to complete as homework.
  7. Examine how to improve behavioral activation results by incorporating the client’s values.
  8. Explain how ruminative thinking drives depression.
  9. Summarize the evidence-base for the Rumination Focused CBT model.
  10. Recommend techniques that mange countertransference to mania and depression.
  11. Consider the therapeutic alliance and ethical issues around including family members in therapy sessions.
  12. Devise an emergency plan with clients and family in readiness for mania, hospitalization and suicidality.
  13. Create an attainable treatment plan that derived from Social Rhythm Therapy.
  14. Summarize the neuroscience of inflammation and insomnia with depression and bipolar disorder.
  15. List the known risks and often contraindicated use of antidepressants in the treatment of bipolar disorder.
  16. Describe behavioral approaches that address medication adherence.
OUTLINE

The Mood Spectrum: Diagnosis in the DSM-5™ Era
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Persistent Depressive Disorder
  • Depression with Mixed Features
  • Cyclothymic Disorder
  • Bipolar II Disorder
  • Bipolar I Disorder
    • Specifiers: Anxious distress, melancholic, atypical, seasonal & peripartum moods
    • Mania, hypomania, mixed states: How to recognize each
    • Differential diagnosis: Anxiety, addiction, ADHD, eating disorders, substance abuse
    • Bipolar Disorder or Borderline Personality Disorder?
Assessment: Practical Tips, Evidence-Based Tools, and Subclinical Features
  • How to avoid over-diagnosing
  • Evidence-based measures: MINI-7; PHQ-9, MDQ, Bipolarity Index, & Hypomania Checklist
  • Why traditional mood charting doesn’t work – and what to do instead
  • Affective temperaments: Depressive, Hyperthymic, Cyclothymic and Irritable
  • Rumination, cognitive deficits, and early warning signs
  • Conceptualizing mood through the lens of energy, not emotion
  • Classic v. atypical Bipolar Disorder
  • When mood is shaped by trauma
THERAPY FOR MOOD DISORDERS: FROM EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENTS TO A PERSONALIZED PLAN

Mood Disorder Must-Haves for Every Treatment Plan
  • Psychoeducation – reduce stigma, identify causes, focus on prevention
  • Psychotherapy – how to match mood with the approach
  • Concrete interventions – create a “menu” the client can choose from
  • Positive psychology: the unique strengths of mood disorders
  • Family therapy – communication skills, boundaries, crisis plans
  • Remediation strategies for building back cognitive skills deficits
Behavioral Activation: More Than Building a Busy Schedule
  • Neuroscience: Turning down the brain’s default mood network
  • Integrating values and meaning in behavioral change
  • How behavior challenges depressive beliefs
  • Strategies: Opposite action, approach-avoidance, mindful media
Rumination-Focused CBT (RF-CBT)
  • How is RF-CBT different from traditional CBT?
  • Useful v. dysfunctional rumination
  • The benefits of rumination
  • Shift from avoidant rumination to absorbing action
  • The neurobiological basis of RF-CBT
  • Strategies: Chain analysis, habit changing, immersion, mindfulness and compassionate thought
Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP)
  • An attachment-based approach to treating mood disorders
  • Preoperational thinking: Why chronic depression is slow to change
  • Positive and negative reinforcement in chronic depression
  • Evidence to support CBASP for chronic depression
  • Strategies: Interpersonal inventory, situational analysis, interpersonal discrimination
Social Rhythm Therapy
  • Therapy with a biological basis
  • Four routines that stabilize the biological clock
  • Circadian rhythms, neurohormones and neuroplasticity
  • Strategies: Brisk awakening, zeitgebers, social rhythm chart
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia
  • How a therapy for sleep treats depression
  • Sleep drive and circadian rhythms
  • The vicious cycle of anxiety and insomnia
  • Basic steps: Sleep hygiene
  • Advanced moves: Bed restriction
  • Special situations: Screen time, jet-lag, napping, night owls, and shift work
An Antidepressant Lifestyle
  • Nutrition: The MediMod Diet, probiotics, caffeine, alcohol and sugar
  • Physical Activity: When, where, how much
  • Environment: Dawn simulation, light and dark therapies, nature, music, aromatherapy and air ionization
Medication
  • Why a clear diagnosis is crucial before starting any medication
  • Anti-depressants and mood stabilizers: New classes, old standards
  • Benefits, risks, side effects; how to recognize problems
  • How medication impacts therapy: State-dependent learning
  • The Medication Interest Model: A Motivational Interview for Medication Adherence
  • Top supplements for mood disorder
  • Beyond medication: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Electroconvulsive Therapy, esKatamine
Crisis Intervention
  • The therapeutic relationship with the suicidal client
  • A collaborative approach to risk assessment
  • Which symptoms warrant hospitalization?
  • CBT for Suicidality: How therapy can present suicide
  • Strategies: Hope box, coping cards, and distress tolerance skills
  • Emergency planning
Clinical Considerations
  • Countertransference issues in depression and mania
  • Staying within your scope of practice
  • Children and adolescents: DMDD v. Bipolar Disorder
  • Multicultural considerations
Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Case Managers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Physician Assistants
  • Addictions Counselors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

CHRIS AIKEN, MD

Chris Aiken, M.D., is a psychiatrist who specializes in natural and behavioral approaches to mood disorders. He is the editor-in-chief of the Carlat Psychiatry Report, section editor for Psychiatric Times, and the host of The Natural Mind podcast. His books include Bipolar, Not So Much, The Depression and Bipolar Workbook, and Drug Metabolism in Psychiatry. His work has been cited in the International Encyclopedia of Depression, and he is involved in clinical research to identify new treatments for mood disorders. He maintains a private practice through the Mood Treatment Center and teaches at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Chris Aiken is director and founder of Mood Treatment Center. He receives royalties as an author for WW Norton; and PESI Publishing & Media. Dr. Aiken receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Chris Aiken is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is a member of the North Carolina Psychiatric Association; Forsyth County Psychiatric Association; and the International Society for Bipolar Disorders.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




Addiction Counselors
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 16.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 16.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

District of Columbia Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 16.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

Maryland Counselors: This intermediate activity is approved for 16.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors recognizes courses and providers that are approved by the NAADAC. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to counselors who complete the program evaluation, to submit to their state board.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 960 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
American Nurses Credentialing Center Logo
PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 16.0 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners
This program offers 120 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 2.0 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement to receive credit. It is your responsibility to submit your certificate of successful completion and a copy of the seminar brochure to your licensing board.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
AOTA Logo
PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 16.0 contact hours or 1.6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1™ from organizations accredited by ACCME such as PESI. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 16.0 hours for completing this program.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


Psychologists & Psychiatrists & Physicians
ACCME Logo

Psychiatrists & Physicians
PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists
The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. This activity consists of 16.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.


Social Workers
ASWB Logo
PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 16.0 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 960 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

Credit Card Required for online registration | Contact us to redeem Gift Certificates