Effectively Treating Pathological Self-Criticism in Depressed & Dysthymic Clients
Effectively Treating Pathological Self-Criticism in Depressed and Dysthymic Clients

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

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name five consequences of self-criticism in depression.
-Identify three consequences of shame in depressed clients.
-Name three criteria in determining whether a criticism is constructive or destructive to depressed clients.
-Name four standards of self-critical perfectionism.
-Identify six consequences of perfectionism in depressed clients.
-Name three characteristics of depressed clients.
-Discuss meditation intervention for depression.
-Name eight reasons for self-criticism.
-Identify three goals a depressed client would want to attain.
-Name four types of treatment-resistant depression.
-Name three steps for minimizing resistance to treatment.
-Name three triggers for self-criticism.
-Discuss three principles in overcoming resistance to change.
-Identify three techniques to help clients accept constructive criticism.
-Explain what do self-critics require from others.
-Name two major types of experiences lead to depression, according to both Blatt’s vulnerability factors, and Bowlby’s attachment theory.
-Explain by which of the child’s behaviors in children, it was found that parental shaming, and depression and anxiety was mediated.
-Explain how does CMT approach coping with self-critical thoughts.
-Explain how does out-performing a close friend or romantic partner affect dependent individuals.
-Name one drawback to expanding the conventional vulnerability model to include behavioral strategies mentioned in this article.
-Name three of the reactions that a maladjusted perfectionist may exhibit after a less-than-perfect classroom participation.
-Name two facets of self-criticism that are maladaptive, and can be harmful to students.
-Name the NICE guidelines, as they relate to depression.
-Explain what was suggested regarding the usefulness of family educational interventions, based on the data.
-Explain how does chronic MDD differ from dysthymia.
-Name two approaches does the “effective new approach” for treating chronic depression combine.

"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, Nurse CEUs
Effectively Treating Pathological Self-Criticism in Depressed and Dysthymic Clients