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BT08 Workshop 10 - Depression is Contagious! The Social Basis for Depression and Five Things Psychotherapy Can Do Better Than Medications - Michael Yapko, PhD

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Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2008
Michael Yapko, PhD
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Dec 11, 2008
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As the rate of depression increases around the world, it is apparent that depression is about more than just "bad chemistry." The evidence is clear that social factors play a huge role in depression's onset and course, and these can be better addressed through psychotherapy than with medications. Key aspects of effective treatment will be described in this workshop.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To list three social factors leading to the rates of depression.
  2. To describe two specific ways psychotherapy can outperform medications.

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Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D. (professional psychology, clinical specialization), is internationally recognized for his innovative work in applied clinical hypnosis, developing brief psychotherapies, and the strategic treatment of depression. He has been invited to present his work in more than 30 countries across six continents. He is the author of 15 books, including his most recent, The Discriminating Therapist. He is a recipient of numerous awards for his many contributions to the field, including the Milton H. Erickson Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.