Despite the common framing of depression as a medical illness, there is much more hard evidence pointing to social factors leading to the large and still growing population of depression sufferers. In this presentation, the focus will be on the social factors that lead to and exacerbate depression. How therapy, itself a social process, can make use of hypnotic and strategic approaches to experientially teach skills known to reduce and even prevent depression will be explored.
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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.