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Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Discuss difference between sadness and depression.
-Name three CBT interventions for depressed clients who struggle in making decisions.
-Describe first two of four CBT interventions for memory problems in depression.
-Identify final two of four CBT interventions for memory problems in depression.
-Discuss relationship between CBT technique and cognitive dissonance.
-Explain three steps on Positive experiences.
-List three steps for regulating positive emotions in dysthymic clients.
-Explain one CBT approach for dysthymic clients.
-Explain two steps of KISS CBT technique.
-Name first two CBT steps for goal setting in depressed clients.
-List three more CBT steps for goal setting in depressed clients.
-Discuss benefits gained from time management CBT technique.
-Describe first CBT problem-solving component which is to create a problem.
-Explain second CBT problem-solving component which is generation of alternatives.
-Explain third CBT problem-solving component which is decision-making.
-Discuss fourth CBT problem-solving component which is problem formulation.
-Discuss fifth CBT problem-solving component which is solution implementation.
-Explain the benefit of avoiding self-comparison in depressed clients.
-Name two ways depression affects client's mind.
-List six steps in CBT self-comparison analysis.
-Discuss one CBT technique used for suicidal thoughts in depressed clients.
-Identify one problem regarding clinical role playing with depressed clients.
-Explain what is the enemy of depression.
-Explain what is the surest way to make a child miserable.
-Explain what is the most damaging proof of a child’s unimportance.
-Name four motivational changes in depressed adolescents.
-Explain what generally happens the more the client does something well.
-Name the four primary reasons people break agreements.
-Explain what happened when monkeys who were raised apart from their mothers with little or no physical contact with other animals, became mothers.


"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."