Non drug treatment in depression

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This course will be taking place online
Course information
This course will be taking place online
About the course

This one-day Maudsley Masterclass is aimed at clinicians working in mental health and will cover the basics of non-medical treatments for depression, as well as the latest research and evidence.

Non-pharmaceutical approaches to managing depression have a strong evidence-base and can be part of an effective and comprehensive treatment strategy.

Behavioural Activation is an intervention of choice for depression and is widely used in psychology services. Participants will learn to assess patients with depression to identify problematic lifestyle, cognitive, and interpersonal factors.

After attending this course, you will be able to integrate CBT for sleep, exercise, triple chronotherapy, and nutritional interventions into your management plans. There will be a focus on a functional understanding of rumination, avoidance, and compensatory behaviours that are used to avoid painful emotions that maintain depression.

Learning objectives
Describe the theory, principles, and different types of Behavioural Activation (BA) Describe the principles of rumination-based cognitive therapy and functional analytical psychotherapy, and how these relate to BA Perform an assessment of avoidance and compensatory strategies in patients with depression
Perform a functional analysis and formulation of cognitive processes and behaviours in patients with depression Devise an appropriate BA programme, including a two-week intensive programme

Assess nutrition and recommend nutritional interventions for depression

Prescribe bright light therapy for non-seasonal depression and triple chronotherapy for the rapid treatment of depression

Target Audience

Assistant psychologist, Clinical psychologist, Consultant – psychiatry, CT1-3 – psychiatry, FY1, FY2, FY3, Occupational therapist, Psychology student, Psychotherapist, RMN

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