Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy for Depression | Depression Education and Prevention Program
This page contains a description of these two programs offered by our
department. The first program is aimed at those who are currently
experiencing depression, and the second is designed for those who are
concerned about experiencing depression in the future.
information on either of these programs please call us at (514)
934-1934, extension 34284 or e-mail us at: email@example.com
GROUP THERAPY FOR DEPRESSION
Group Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy which emphasizes the
important role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. CBT assumes
that if we are experiencing unwanted feelings and behaviors, it is
important to identify the thinking that is causing the feelings
/behaviors and to learn how to replace this thinking with thoughts that
lead to more adaptive reactions.
will teach you to apply various techniques of CBT which have been
well-documented in the scientific literature as being effective in the
treatment of depression. The program consists of 12 group
sessions lasting 2 hours each, in which groups of 8-10 participants
follow a structured approach as outlined in a workbook provided to each
participant. Two therapists (per group) will guide participants through
the program. In
addition, participants will meet individually with one of the
therapists prior to and following the program.
planning to begin running our next set of groups in early 2005.
There is a
fee of $480 for this program. This includes the twelve group sessions,
the two individual sessions before and after these, as well as the
workbook. N.B., This works out to 26 hrs of therapy time (24 hrs of
group + 2 hours of individual) at less than $20/hr.
information, please call us at (514) 934-1934, extension 34284 or
e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
EDUCATION AND PREVENTION PROGRAM
DEPRESSION EDUCATION AND PREVENTION PROGRAM IS NOT OFFERED AT
THIS TIME. IF YOU ARE
INTERESTED IN THIS PROGRAM, PLEASE
CONTACT US VIA E-MAIL
OR PHONE (ABOVE)
Why This Program?
is a common and recurrent condition
has been called the "common cold" of mental illness because it affects
so many people. It is estimated that up to 25% of women and 12% of men
will experience clinical depression in their lifetime. Also,
approximately half of those who experience an episode of depression
will suffer a recurrence later in life. Depression is also on the rise;
rates of depression have steadily increased in every age group since
is an enormous amount of scientific research conducted on depression
and its treatment
with this increased rate in depression, there has been a corresponding
increase in research aimed at understanding the origins of depression
and developing treatment approaches. In addition to large advances made
in the biological treatments for depression, there has also been
important progress in the development of psychological strategies to
combat depression. These strategies usually involve modifying thoughts
and behaviours that may contribute to depression. Research has clearly
demonstrated that such strategies are effective in the treatment of
may be a key to prevention
this information is accessible to researchers and clinicians who work
in the area of depression, it is generally not available to the general
public, including those who may be at-risk for depression. We believe
that these people would likely benefit from having this knowledge,
particularly as regards psychological coping strategies, and that this
would promote a more active role in preventing a future episode.
What is This Program?
10-session program consists of two-hour weekly sessions involving both
education and application of the material taught.
half of each session consists of an informal lecture on a particular
topic. Topics include: symptoms and types of depression, theories of
depression (biological, cognitive-behavioural, psychodynamic and
humanistic-existential), the role of stress, interpersonal issues, and
evaluating the effectiveness of different therapies.
second half of each session, participants try to apply the information
presented to their own circumstances, and to share their experiences.
There are also some exercises to do outside of the sessions. Although
this is not, strictly speaking, a therapy group, participants have
found the atmosphere in these groups supportive and encouraging.
Would I Benefit?
Anyone who has suffered a previous depression and is
interested in learning more about this condition and how to cope with
future episodes would likely benefit from this program. It may also be
useful for those who simply believe that they are at-risk for
depression because of family history or difficult life circumstances.
As this program is psychoeducational rather than treatment-oriented, it
is not recommended for those who are currently severely depressed.
How Can I Get More Information?
can also call us at (514) 934-1934, extension 34284.
is a fee of $250 for this program.
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