Welcome to the Home Study Course sponsored by the Healthcare Training Institute.
This course deals with the treatment of Dysthymia (Dis-TIME-me-a). Our primary
intent for this home study course is to provide quality education to foster your
professional growth. The Institute has provided quality education since 1979 to
thousands in the US and Canada as well.
Hi. My name is Brian Clark. I
will be the narrator of this two CD set. We appreciate that you have chosen our
course as a vehicle for you to earn your Continuing Education Credit.
purpose of the course is to assist you in increasing your knowledge regarding
how to treat patients, clients, etc., dealing with depression. As each case study
is given, if the concepts seem to be applicable to your situation, I encourage
you to turn your CD player off and make a few notes regarding the application
of the principle to your setting. However, these notes are for your purposes only
and are not to be sent to the Healthcare Training Institute.
completion of the Answer Booklet, at the end of each CD track questions are asked.
These questions correspond with the questions in your Answer Booklet. Merely write
the correct letter on the blank line that precedes each question. Keep in mind
there is nothing tricky or hard about these questions, they are merely intended
to verify the playing of this CD set.
questions are sequential and deal with the section of content that preceded it.
For this reason, to facilitate answering of each question, you might read the
question from the Answer Booklet prior to listening to that CD Track. By knowing
what the question is ahead of time you will then know the content to listen for
that contains the answer. So just a hint, after you answer a question, read on
to the next question in order to give yourself a "heads up" to listen
for the content that contains the answer.
the purpose of brevity most generally I will use the term "therapists"
or "mental health professional." However, don't let these terms deter
you from applying the concepts to your situations. When you hear the word "therapists,"
if your job title is social worker, psychologist, marriage and family therapist,
mental health counselor, professional counselor, resident director, program assistant,
etc., merely substitute the appropriate term that is the most meaningful to you.
In short don't let my use of the term "therapists" cognitively set you
off-track from hearing the content because your job title is school counselor,
for example. I will also use the term "client" for the purposes of brevity.
However, if you deal with patients, residents, students, consumers, etc., transpose
"client" to the term that is the most meaningful to you in your work
let's get started...This CD set has compiled a comprehensive review of numerous
intervention techniques for dysthymia in children and adults. The content may
best serve your needs by thinking of it as a checklist to review. There may be
an intervention which you are currently overlooking that needs a second consideration
for treating your client. Thus, you are encouraged after each intervention to
reassess your use of the technique. This CD set includes treatment interventions
related to: Making Decisions, Concentration and Memory, Unproductive Thought Patterns,
Behavioral Switches, and Problem Solving.