10 Best-Ever Proven and Effective Interventions for Reducing Depression with Children and Adolescents

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Presented by Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D.

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3 Hours  |   Pre-approved for 3 CEUs


This is an On Demand course. Participants can watch, pause, and re-watch the sessions at their convenience.

All course content (quiz, certificate, videos) will be available until November 1, 2021. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances. 

Registration will close on October 1, 2021.

There is no question that an epidemic of depression is affecting our youth – even before the current viral epidemic. Those children more at risk for depression by genetics, sexual identity concerns, neuroatypical conditions, or other mismatches between culture and themselves are more affected by the rising tide of social media. They face pressure to demonstrate their worth by being ‘relevant’ online and feel (legitimately) judged in the world that records and publishes their mistakes more than their successes. While typical signs of depression (worthlessness and inadequacy) are evident they may come disguised as anger, obsession with appearance or persistent boredom.

In this 3-hour session, Dr. Margaret Wehrenberg will outline 10 interventions that can lighten the burden of depression. The material is useful to clinicians, teachers or even any adult who can be available to the child or adolescent during those moments when their self-talk is dragging them down or their protective isolation prevents connecting with others who can encourage them. We will use case examples and discussion to identify ways to find the triggers for depression, stop the slide to despair, intervene in circular thinking and negative neural networks, and increase cognitive flexibility, among other aspects of reducing depression.

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  1. Risks for depression
    1. Social media and culture
    2. Aversive experiences
    3. Neuroatypical conditions
  2. Identifying depression at different ages
    1. Symptom presentation
    2. Masked by defiance, boredom, etc.
  3. The adolescent mind
    1. Increased need for peer engagement factors in
    2. Neural networks and impact of cognitive style
  4. The language of depression and recovery
    1. Learn emotion words for processing
    2. Change absolutist language
    3. Develop cognitive flexibility, especially in explanatory style
  5. Identify and utilize rewards to improve energy
    1. Limit time on tasks and intersperse rewards
    2. Change catastrophic interpretations
  6. Improve connection to positive emotions and experiences
    1. Learn to attend to positive experiences
    2. Focus on gratitude, visual and written reminders
  1. Apply immediate corrections for circular, negative or pessimistic thoughts
  2. Moderate emotional intensity with changes in explanatory style and use of catastrophic/absolutist language
  3. Utilize the principle of neural networking to reverse the downward spiral of depressive cognition

Education and Clinical Professionals: All education and mental health or healthcare professionals who work with children or youth including, but not limited to K–12 Classroom Teachers, School Counsellors, Learning Assistance/Resource Teachers, School Administrators, School Paraprofessionals including Special Education Assistants, Classroom Assistants and Childcare Workers • All other professionals who support behavioural challenges and complex learning needs including but not limited to: Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Clinical Counsellors, Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Addiction Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Probation Officers and Community Police Officers.

Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist, an author, and an international trainer and speaker. She is a practicing psychotherapist and coaches professionals for anxiety management. Margaret has been a trainer of therapists for over 25 years, and she is a sought-after speaker for continuing education seminars, consistently getting the highest ratings from participants for her dynamic style and high-quality content.

Dr. Wehrenberg contributes articles to the award-winning Psychotherapy Networker magazine and she blogs on depression for Psychology Today. Audio and DVD versions of her trainings are available for obtaining CEU’s. She has written 7 books on topics of anxiety and depression published by W.W. Norton, and a workbook, Stress Solutions, published by PESI. The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques and its accompanying workbook, consistent best-sellers, were released in revised editions in 2018. Her newest book, Pandemic Anxiety: Surviving Stress, Fear and Grief in turbulent Times will be released in early 2021 by W.W. Norton. Visit Margaret on Facebook @DrMargaretW or through her website www.margaretwehrenberg.com.

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