Military Child Education Coalition National Training Seminar Washington DC July 29, 2014. cognitive-behavioral therapy for treating depression and suicide in teenagers. Jeff Bergmann, PhD, LPC, NCC Clinical Psychology, George Mason University Lieutenant Colonel, US Army.
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National Training Seminar
July 29, 2014
Jeff Bergmann, PhD, LPC, NCC
Clinical Psychology, George Mason University
Lieutenant Colonel, US Army
Information for this workshop is taken from the CBT Teen Depression Manual authored and utilized by Dr. Christy Espisito-Symthers in training psychologists at George Mason University.
Information presented in this workshop is not intended for use by unlicensed mental health professionals, does not reflect endorsement by George Mason University, the US Army or the Department of Defense. The material presented reflects the views of the presenter and is intended for self-awareness educational and informational purposes only.
This workshop presents cognitive-behavioral theory conceptualization of the development and maintenance of teenage depression and suicidal ideation. Information is presented to describe the connection of thoughts, behaviors, and feelings to the development and maintenance of depression and suicidal ideation. The information includes how a cognitive-behavioral therapy treatment plan is developed and implemented. Practical application include processing two case studies of military-connected teenagers, one dealing with depression and the other depression and suicidal ideation, for the purposes of illustrating the cognitive-behavioral conceptualization and developing a treatment plan. The following skills would be introduced and illustrated: deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, problems solving, thought challenging, cognitive restructuring, behavioral activation, and suicidal ideation safety plans.