Breaking the Depression Code

Presented by Elisha Goldstein, PhD on 03-28-2014 at 9 a.m. Pacific

Breaking the depression code involves identifying the necessary steps to nourish the anti-depression brain. This treatment model has been inspired by some of the most current research on neuroscience and depression as well as mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), created by Zindel Segal; Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), created by Jon Kabat-Zinn; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), created by Steven Hayes; and research by Brene Brown and others.

In this web conference, you’ll learn how to nurture the brain's natural antidepressants, provide individuals relief from symptoms of depression, improve emotional resilience, and provide guidance on how people can protect themselves from depression. Conference participants will gain the following skills, drawn from compassion-based cognitive therapy (CBCT):

  • Utilize mindfulness to lay a foundation for the antidepressant brain.
  • Discuss how self-compassion can be used as an antidepressant technique.
  • Apply meaning, compassion, and purpose to develop a deeper understanding of resiliency and well-being.
  • Recognize how making happiness a habit can reclaim play in your life and how play can be mastered to bring about natural antidepressants.

This web conference is intermediate instructional level and designed to help clinicians:

  1. Describe what mindfulness is and how it helps interrupt the depressive cycle;
  2. List three practical, formal ways to integrate mindfulness-based theory and practice when working with clients;
  3. List three current neuroscientific studies showing the relationship between mindfulness and depression;
  4. List and practice key self-compassion practices to use for self-care and to practice with clients in creating healing and forgiveness around pain.

If you have any questions or concerns about this web conference or would like more information, please contact us here.

How the Web Conference Works

Attendees who register for this event will log in to the web conference center by using a computer and calling in to the teleconference line. Attendees will be able to ask live audio questions via phone and/or submit text chat questions via computer. Live streaming video and/or document sharing will also be available to participants. Alternatively, attendees may dial in to the teleconference line only, though attendees dialing in by phone only will be unable to ask questions.

Before the scheduled event, all registered attendees will be sent a reminder email with specific instructions on how to log in to the web conference center, as well as links to optional handout materials if applicable.

This event will include lecture and question-and-answer periods. A recording of the web conference will be available to members in GoodTherapy.org's Continuing Education Archives within two weeks. After the live event, a written transcript of the event will be available in the Member's Area. Members of GoodTherapy.org can receive continuing education credits for attending this event by logging in to the GoodTherapy.org Member's Area.

403.5CE hours and counting!

All are available to GoodTherapy.org members at no additional cost.

Continuing Education (CE) Information

Two CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.

GoodTherapy.org is also an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within counseling services.

GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: March 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours.

GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content and is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.

Registration Information

This web conference is available at no cost to GoodTherapy.org members.

This event has already taken place. An audio recording for this event may be available in the Member's Area.

Highlights

Knowing the way you think and where you place your energy allows you to step away from the various stories and mind traps that don't serve you and enter the space of awareness where you can consider alternatives for creating a more flexible, healthier mind. So what we don't have with a depressed mind is flexibility; it's more rigid or chaotic. And what we're trying to do is create a more open, flexible, healthier type of reactivity. - Elisha Goldstein, PhD

Event Reviews from Members

Elisha Goldstein is incredibly knowledgeable, well read, and at ease presenting. - Risa Giordano, LCSW

Meet the Presenter

Elisha Goldstein, PhD

Elisha Goldstein, PhD

Elisha Goldstein, PhD, is an author, speaker, and psychologist who combines traditional psychotherapy with mindfulness for mental and emotional healing. He believes that we all have the innate ability to transform cycles of stress and trauma into greater peace and emotional freedom, and he provides the skills necessary to cultivate freedom and self-acceptance. Dr. Goldstein's ability to take complicated concepts and simplify them in an easy to understand format has opened doors to many national and international speaking opportunities for mental health professionals, business leaders, lay audiences, and educators.

Dr. Goldstein is a bestselling author who has published several books, including The Now Effect: How This Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life and the co-author of A Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Workbook. You can find a complete list of his books here. He currently lives in Southern California where he has a private practice as a licensed psychologist. Dr. Goldstein is also a mindfulness instructor at InsightLA. For more information about Dr. Goldstein and his work, please visit http://elishagoldstein.com

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

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    GoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content. APA approval applies to all events listed after May 2011.
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    GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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    This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
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    GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2016 – 03/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
  • GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.