Depression is one of the most commonly experienced mental health concerns. The symptoms can become overwhelming, self-perpetuating, and lead to feelings of helplessness. While depression is common, each person’s individual experience and path to recovery will also be unique. Therefore, it is important that helpers have a variety of tools and strategies to support people. This workshop explores a holistic, strengths-based approach to understanding the experience of depression, influencing factors, and the recovery process. Participants will learn practical skills for building motivation and setting realistic goals for supporting those living with depression.
Credit Hours (CEU)
Some of the Topics Included
- Understanding the Nature of Depression
- How to Recognize Depression
- The Impact of Stigma and Depression
- Understanding the Recovery Process
- Causes and Influences of Depression
- Key Aspects of the Helping Relationship
- Getting to Know the Person Outside of the Problem
- Effective Strategies for Intervention
- Helping People Build Awareness, Routine, and Connections
At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:
- Describe the holistic effects of depression
- Use key questions to assess the impact of depression and to engage in supportive conversation
- List key internal and external factors that contribute to the experience of a depressed person
- Describe healthy dynamics and boundaries in the helper–client relationship
- Outline a strengths-based approach to supporting a person with depression
About this Workshop
ABOUT THE TRAINER
Janelle Jackiw, MA, MEd, CCC
Janelle holds a Master’s Degrees in both Criminology and Educational Psychology, and she is a Certified Clinical Counsellor (CCC). Her background and practice is in the area of counselling, with specific interest in the area of mental health and wellness, stress management, suicide/self-injury, and trauma. Janelle believes that people create important change in their lives when they have meaningful connections to others and have a sense of passion and purpose for their life. In addition to training with CTRI, she carries a client caseload part-time, works for the Ministry of Justice, and is a sessional lecturer at the University of Regina. Janelle is an energetic presenter who enjoys delivering training workshops that are relevant and practical.
This is an introductory to intermediate level workshop intended for social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, school personnel, and anyone working with those who struggle with depression.