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Sad is how I Am! Treating Dysthymia in Children and Adults

Steps to receive a Continuing Education Certificate for this Course

Step #1 - Read Section 1 then Answer Question 1. Question 1 is located at the end of Section 1. Then, click on the Test link found at the end of Section 1 to answer question 1. Read Section 2. Answer question 2 and so on.

Step #2 - After completing and scoring the Test a Certificate granting 10 CE credits is issued to you. Coordinating Instructor: Tracy Appleton, LCSW, MEd

Course Transcripts:
Section 1 & Question 1
--'I'll never be happy again' - Frozen, Handcuffed, & Ambivalent

Section 2 & Question 2
--Vacillating, Ruminating, & Making Decisions with Alphabet Action
Section 3 & Question 3
--Using the Zen & Rubber Band CBT Problem Solving Methods
Section 4 & Question 4
--Breaking the Depressive Syndrome: SQ3R & the Egg Timer
Section 5 & Question 5
--Thought Stopping with the ABC's of Cognitive Dissonance

Section 6 & Question 6
--5 Phase-Pattern for Changing the Lens & being Positive

Section 7 & Question 7
--'I just fell apart.' - Visualizing the Top of the Negative Mudslide
Section 8 & Question 8
--CBT Tools for Building a Pyramid to See the 'Big Picture'
Section 9 & Question 9
--Approaching, Scheduling Steps, & The 5 Minute Plan

Section 10 & Question 10
--Soothing & Amusing: Using a Time Management CBT Technique to Regain      Competence
Section 11 & Question 11
--Indecision, the 'Red Light,' & Creating a Problem Horoscope
Section 12 & Question 12
--CBT Tools for Overcoming the 'Vicious Cycle of Negative Thinking' with      Brainstorming
Section 13 & Question 13
--The Brick Test, Quantity Listing, and the Deferment-of-Judgment Principle

Section 14 & Question 14
--Problem Formulations & the 'Five W's and an H' Technique
Section 15 & Question 15
--'How is a good mother to act?' - Personal Consequences, Implementation, &      'Pushing Through Inaction'
Section 16 & Question 16
--Confronting the 'Evil Genius,' Avoiding Reality, & 'Thought Turning'

Section 17 & Question 17
--Treating Self- Comparisons and Flooding with Pleasurable Memories

Section 18 & Question 18
--Treating a Cognitive Distortion Habit by Confronting Uninvited Thoughts

Section 19 & Question 19
--Using Displacement Therapy for Suicidal Thoughts

Section 20 & Question 20
--Helping Clients Fight Emptiness with the CBT 'Framework of Concern' Technique

Course Articles

Section 21 & Question 21
--Movement as Intervention in the Treatment of Depression,
     by Anne C. Fisher, PhD ADTR

Section 22 & Question 22
--Childhood Indulgence - Blueprint for Dysthymia
Section 23 & Question 23
--Adult’s Who Don’t Have Time - Children, Unimportance, and Depression & The      “Let’s Get Organized” Method
Section 24 & Question 24
--Adolescents "Sadness" and Suicide
Section 25 & Question 25
--Children & Adults: From "'Fight or Flight" to Unworthiness
Section 26 & Question 26
--Breaking Agreements: A Surefire Road to Depression
     & Creating a Sanctuary to Heal Memories

Section 27 & Question 27
--Motherless Monkeys: Stress Hormone Levels & Depression
Section 28 & Question 28
--Masculine Depression; The ABCs of Change
Section 29 & Question 29
--Postpardum Depression

Section 30 & Question 30
--Atypical Antidepressant Medications
Section 31 & Question 31
--Simon Speaks Out Against Beck & Burns

-- Test --


--Appendix A - Weekly Self-Monitoring Chart--Appendix B - Problem Orientation Worksheet --Appendix C - Conducting A Research Study On Yourself--Appendix D - “I Wish I Could be Happier”--Appendix E - Five-Step Process of Value Transformation--Selected Readings

--What has serotonin to do with depression?
CBT Skills
--A Therapist’s Guide to Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy --Comorbidity: Addiction and Other Mental Illnesses

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Instructor’s Name & Credentials: Tracy Catherine Appleton, LCSW, MEd, CE Program Administrator, Course Development Coordinator, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a Masters Degree in Education. Ms. Appleton has had experience in developing, providing, and presenting adult education programs since 1979. Expertise in program content: Experience as an Outpatient Therapist and Private Practice.

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When and How Course Completion Certificates will be Awarded: Once you have passed the test with a score of 80% or higher, paid and completed evaluation; log into your User Account and your certificate is available for print or download. Your CE history is maintained in your account.

All activities within all of our courses are offered for continuing education credit.

"Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences."

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