The continuing education events displayed below cover the topic of depression. Register today to view an upcoming event or earn CE credits by viewing a homestudy course at any time.
Depression is one of the most common mental health issues in the United States, affecting just over 7% of U.S. adults. It contributes significantly to suicide, which is the second-leading cause of death among young adults and the cause of death for up to 800,000 individuals worldwide each year. It is also connected to issues including bipolar disorder, some personality disorders, and even heart disease. Accurate identification and diagnosis of depression is the first step on the path to treating it, and clinicians who are armed with the right information are key to the healing process for many individuals.
In states such as Connecticut, a certain number of continuing education contact hours on screening for specific conditions, including depression, are required in order to renew one’s counseling license. As research and best practices for depression screening and treatment are always expanding, it can also be helpful from a professional development standpoint for mental health professionals to take a refresher course on depression.
GoodTherapy offers a wide variety of continuing education courses on depression. A few topics include screening for and treating perinatal and postpartum depression, depression in men, and experiential treatment approaches to depression. Sign up here today to start learning and earning continuing education credits.
- Depression. (2020, January 30). World Health Organization (WHO). Retrieved from https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/depression
- Major depression. (2019). National Institute of Mental Health. Retrieved from https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/major-depression.shtml
- State requirements for counselors. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://ce-classes.com/state-requirements-for-counselors