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"Sad is How I Am!" Treating Dysthymia in Children and Adults
Dysthymia continuing education psychology CEUs

Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes
Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, Psychologist CEs, MFT CEUs

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Explain Freud's three states of ambivalence
-Explain four principles in client decision making
-Explain how the Rubber Band technique supports the Zen technique
-Explain a reason for using SQ3R and the Egg Timer
-Explain in the ABC Technique, what concept each letter stand for
-Explain the steps in changing your depressed adult or child clients' focus from negative to positive
-Explain what the main targets of Cognitive Therapy include and what model is useful to visualize the trend of a downward mood
-Explain the first two steps of the KISS technique
-Explain what you should do to avoid clients feeling overwhelmed and overburdened, and also to be able to see progress
-Explain a benefit derived from a client's time management study
-Explain two purposes for a problem horoscope
-Explain two basic rules govern the application of the quantity principle
-Explain three principles that will help with brainstorming
-Explain the "Five W's and an H" questions
-Explain the six criteria to assist your dysthymic client to push through their inactivity and evaluate alternatives
-Explain the benefit of avoiding situations that induce negative self-comparisons
-Explain what can be more important than your client's mood, which is created by their perception of events
-Explain the six steps in the Self-Comparisons Analysis table
-Explain what role might you assume, as in your role of clinician, rather than suggesting that your client argue with you
-Explain a perception problem that reversed role-playing may create
-Explain the enemy of depression
-Explain according to Rousseau, what is the surest way to make a child miserable
-Explain according to Steven Charleston, a Native American professor, what is the most damaging proof of a child's unimportance
-Explain four motivational changes in depressed adolescents
-Explain what generally happens the more the client does something well
-Explain the four primary reasons people break agreements
-Explain what happened when monkeys who were raised apart from their mothers with little or no physical contact with other animals, became mothers
-Explain the ABCs of Change
-Explain three types of Postpartum Depression
-Explain what medication is a serotonin reuptake inhibitor that, at lower doses, shares many of the safety and low side effect characteristics of the SSRIs; and at higher doses, this drug appears to block the reuptake of norepinephrine
-Explain what Julian Simon argues that depressed thinking is not always best characterized as

"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."

CEU Continuing Education for
Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, Psychology CEUs, MFT CEUs

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