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EP09 Workshop 12 – Hypnotic and Strategic Approaches to Treating Depression – Michael Yapko, PhD

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Depression |  Workshops |  Hypnosis |  Experiential Therapy |  Psychotherapy |  Strategic Therapy
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2009
Michael Yapko, PhD
2 Hours 42 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 09, 2009
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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.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To identify four key socially acquired patterns that cause and maintain depression in individuals.
  2. Given a depressed client, design hypnotic or other experiential method for helping the client to build the social skills needed to reduce depression, as well as the risk of relapse.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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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.