Treatments for Depression and Anxiety Disorders
TDA-400 Treatments for Depression and Anxiety Disorders
This course in a nutshell:
Discussion Topics: Practical information and cognitive-behavioural techniques that can be readily applied to a wide variety of anxiety and depression disorders typically found in brief-term counselling situations.
Skills: You will learn to apply the cognitive-behavioural model to interviewing, assessment, goal setting, contracting, and treatment of symptoms related to depression and anxiety in adults, children, and adolescents.
Research studies support the use of a cognitive-behavioural model to alleviate presenting symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. The focus of Treatments for Depression and Anxiety Disorders (TDA-400) course is to apply the cognitive-behavioural approach to interviewing, assessment, collaborative goal setting, contracting, and the choice of appropriate techniques to treat clients who are experiencing depression and anxiety.
The general aim of this course is to provide students with the latest theories, research, and techniques related to the use of the cognitive-behavioral model for interviewing, goal setting, treatment planning and intervention techniques as applied to the treatment of problems relating to depression and anxiety.
PORTFOLIO OF JOB SKILLS
What you will learn:
Your level of proficiency and competence with the skills introduced in this course will deepen as you proceed through the program. Upon graduation from the Diploma or Certificate program, you may include the following skills as part of your Professional Portfolio:
- Ability to conduct an assessment interview to identify problematic behaviours, and distorted cognitive patterns that relate to the following disorders:
- panic disorder
- generalized anxiety
- social phobia
- specific phobia
- posttraumatic stress
- obsessive-compulsive disorder
- reward planning
- thought stopping
- identifying and challenging cognitive distortions/irrational thought patterns
(NOTE: The skill set you will learn in this course comprises areas of core competence required for the practice of professional counselling.)