Depression is one of the most commonly experienced mental health concerns. The symptoms can become overwhelming, self-perpetuating, and lead to feelings of helplessness. Helpers may feel unsure of where to begin when supporting those who frequently feel depleted, helpless, and ashamed of their struggles. This workshop explores a holistic understanding of the causes, impact, and treatment of depression. A strengths-based approach is explored that considers the whole person, separate from the problem. 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
- Causes and Influences of Depression
- Concepts and Strategies for Intervention
- Working to Build Awareness
- The Importance of Routine
- Exploring Strengths and Resources
- Changing Patterns of Thinking Influenced by Depression
- Investigating and Highlighting Successes
- Habit Practice and Contrasting (Old Way, New Way)
- The Recovery Process from Depression
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
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 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.