Workshop 07 – Christine Padesky, PhD – For Best Outcomes, Teach Mood-Specific Skills
Clients who learn mood management skills improve more quickly and are less likely to relapse. But what skills make the biggest difference in the shortest amount of time? Drawing from three decades of research, this workshop illustrates the best evidence-based skills (from CBT, mindfulness, acceptance therapies, and positive psychology) to help clients understand and manage depression, anger, guilt and shame. Learn: a) why it is better to use gratitude diaries weekly than daily, b) when a focus on core beliefs can actually make depression worse, and c) how the new 2nd Edition of Mind Over Mood (Greenberger & Padesky, 2016) provides an evidence-based roadmap for therapists who want to teach mood-specific skills.
- Describe two skills that are linked to faster improvement and lower relapse for depression.
- List five interventions that can help clients deal with guilt and shame.
- Analyze when a focus on forgiveness might be therapeutic or counter therapeutic.