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About depression training courses for therapists

It has long been understood that the complex condition known as depression entails more than simply feeling ‘down’ or in a low mood for a few days. It is, instead, a long-lasting mood disorder, characterised by adverse impacts on the sufferer’s ability to live their normal day-to-day life.

Anyone can experience depression, which is characterised by symptoms ranging from feeling sad, upset and tearful to restlessness, hopelessness and anxiety. It is thought that it can arise in any one person due to such factors as genetics, physical health problems, and/or stressful life events, examples of which may include abuse, neglect, being assaulted, or experiencing unemployment or the end of a relationship.

In diagnosing depression, doctors often assess the patient’s symptoms to determine whether their condition is mild, moderate or severe. Although, in its mildest form, depression may simply feel like being in low spirits – albeit while making everyday activities more difficult for the sufferer – the most severe cases of depression can be life-threatening, due to the risk of suicidal feelings.

With some of the specific identified types of depression including seasonal affective disorder (SAD), dysthymia, and prenatal and postnatal depression, various treatment approaches have been devised over the years that have been found to help with depression. Mental health professionals frequently use talking therapies – such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), group-based CBT, and interpersonal therapy (IPT) – to help sufferers relieve their symptoms.

nscience is a widely trusted organisation specialising in the delivery of workshops, seminars, webinars and conferences that can play an integral role in the continued professional development (CPD/CE) of mental health practitioners.

We do not merely bring together a wide range of training options for current and prospective psychotherapists and counsellors in one place. This is because we also ensure the therapeutic tools and courses we make available are supported by the findings of the very latest research.

Various video courses and webinars are on offer from us, covering different aspects of best practice for today’s therapists who are working with – or wish to work with – clients suffering from depression. At the time of typing, our depression-related training routes cover subjects such as the ones listed below:

Our online and offline courses and events are sure to be of value and interest to psychotherapists, counsellors and anyone else who wishes to learn about the most pressing challenges for mental health professionals working with clients presenting the symptoms of depression. These training programmes offer actionable insights for those of all backgrounds, including people who are not yet qualified or working in the mental health field at all, but who may wish to eventually achieve this status.  

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