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Mental Health



With Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, PhD, ABPP

Cognitive¡Vbehavioral therapy (CBT) is an effective and appropriate approach for late-life depression because it is problem focused, examining and treating present-day problems that negatively impact the client's quality of life. Established empirical studies support the use of standard CBT with older clients, and subsequent research has reinforced CBT's effectiveness when tailored to fit the needs of this prominent population.

In this video, Dr. Dolores Gallagher-Thompson works with an older woman with depression, demonstrating the technical assets of CBT while skillfully building an effective therapeutic relationship with the client.

DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2013 / () / Approx. 100 minutes

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With Fredric E. Rabinowitz, PhD

Fredric E. Rabinowitz demonstrates the "deepening psychotherapy" approach with men, integrating a psychodynamic developmental perspective with a gender role strain perspective.

Dr. Rabinowitz works with a young man who shows characteristics of masked depression, in which the symptoms of depression are obscured to some degree but perceptible just beneath the surface of the patient's affect. With the use of empathy, along with asking questions and reflecting, Dr. Rabinowitz draws out the underlying sadness, anger, and feelings of emptiness related to the client's early life experiences.

DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2011 / () / Approx. 100 minutes

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With Arthur Freeman, EdD

Cognitive Therapy comes to life in this reenactment of a 20-session course of therapy. Arthur Freeman illustrates the foundations and key techniques of cognitive therapy in a way that's enriching and easy to follow.

Edward Crane blames his depression on his wife, who he says abandoned him by going back to school. "I shouldn't feel this way!" he exclaims to Freeman in moments of frustration. Freeman begins by helping Edward focus on short-term, workable goals instead of outward blame. Through the 20-session course of therapy, Edward learns to distinguish between situations, thoughts, and feelings, and to reframe his belief of "I need to be taken care of," to instead "I get angry when I feel incompetent." Freeman works with Edward to develop ways to feel independent and self-sufficient so that he can begin to enjoy time by himself and not feel so angry and abandoned when his family is not around.

By watching this program, you'll be able to:
~ Develop a therapeutic contract with a client that includes short-term specific, workable goals.
~ Teach clients how to distinguish between situations, thoughts and feelings, in order to break problems down into workable parts.
~ Utilize cognitive therapy fundamentals including information-gathering, confrontation, reframing and clarification in your own work with clients.

DVD (With English Subtitles) / 2009 / () / 71 minutes

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With Gregory A. Hinrichsen, PhD

In Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Older Adults With Depression, Gregory A. Hinrichsen demonstrates his approach to working with older clients suffering with this common disorder. Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is a time-limited therapy that has been found to be effective in the treatment of depression in different age groups, including older adults. IPT focuses on one or two interpersonally relevant problems including interpersonal role disputes, role transitions, grief, and interpersonal deficits.

In this session, Dr. Hinrichsen works with a 77-year-old woman who recently lost her husband following a long period of caregiving during which one of her sons died. Despite the presence of many depressive symptoms, the client is unaware that she has a major depression. Dr. Hinrichsen demonstrates effectively the process of interpersonal psychotherapy as he helps the client to understand depression, its precipitants, and the path to improvement.

DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2007 / () / Approx. 100 minutes

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With Jacqueline B. Persons, PhD, Joan Davidson, PhD, and Michael A. Tompkins, PhD

In Individualized Case Formulation and Treatment Planning, Drs. Jacqueline B. Persons, Michael A. Tompkins, and Joan Davidson explain and demonstrate the initial steps in cognitive¡Vbehavioral therapy. Case formulation and treatment planning are important steps in the therapy process that will affect work with the client throughout the course of therapy. The program provides guidelines for case formulation and treatment planning, a demonstration with a client who is depressed, and detailed discussion of these steps.

This program features a client portrayed by an actor on the basis of actual case material.

DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2007 / () / Approx. 60 minutes

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With Joan Davidson, PhD, Jacqueline B. Persons, PhD, and Michael A. Tompkins, PhD

In Structure of the Therapy Session, Drs. Joan Davidson, Jacqueline B. Persons, and Michael A. Tompkins discuss and demonstrate the structure of a typical cognitive¡Vbehavioral therapy session. This program covers components of a session, the theoretical rationale and empirical support behind the structure of the session, and a demonstration with a client. The demonstration features titles that show the steps followed in the therapy session.

This program features a client portrayed by an actor on the basis of actual case material.

DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2007 / () / Approx. 60 minutes

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With Joan Davidson, PhD, Jacqueline B. Persons, PhD, and Michael A. Tompkins, PhD

In Using the Thought Record, Drs. Joan Davidson, Jacqueline B. Persons, and Michael A. Tompkins demonstrate and discuss the use of the thought record in cognitive¡Vbehavioral therapy. The thought record helps show the client how his or her negative thoughts lead to negative feelings and maladaptive behaviors. The thought record also helps promote a change in this pattern. This program provides a foundation for these two uses of the thought record, and a demonstration of each use with clients.

This program features a client portrayed by an actor on the basis of actual case material.

DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2007 / () / Approx. 60 minutes

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With Leslie S. Greenberg, PhD

In Emotion-Focused Therapy for Depression, Dr. Leslie S. Greenberg demonstrates his unique approach to treating depression. Emotion-focused therapy centers on helping the client to express emotions more easily and thus release unprocessed feelings and thoughts so that they may be dealt with openly. In the case of depression, having "feelings turned outward" can undo the disorder by giving access to previously untapped resilience in the client.

In this session, Dr. Greenberg works with a young single mother who, because of her habit of self-criticism and perfectionism, is beginning to show signs of serious depression. Dr. Greenberg helps the client to release her emotions about her need for perfection as well as her unvoiced feelings about her overly critical mother. This two-session tape is a powerful example of emotion-focused therapy featuring insightful discussions with Dr. Greenberg.

Note: May be in single sound track.

DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2007 / () / Approx. 200 minutes

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With Peter A. Lichtenberg, PhD, ABPP

In Depression With Older Adults, Dr. Peter A. Lichtenberg demonstrates his multimodal approach to treating this common presenting problem in older clients. There are many possible contributing factors to depression in this population, as issues of grief, loss, and physical decline are unavoidable aspects of later life.

In this session, Dr. Lichtenberg works with a 78-year-old woman whose husband is ill, but is controlling. Because many of her friends have died or live elsewhere, the client has no support network to help with the stressors she faces. Dr. Lichtenberg works with her to help to define her problems and focus on what she can change.

DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2006 / () / Approx. 100 minutes

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With Jacqueline B. Persons, PhD, Joan Davidson, PhD, and Michael A. Tompkins, PhD

In Activity Scheduling, Drs. Jacqueline B. Persons, Joan Davidson, and Michael A. Tompkins explain and demonstrate one of the fundamental building blocks of cognitive¡Vbehavioral therapy (CBT): helping a client schedule activities. Activity scheduling is a powerful intervention and is more complicated than it may seem at first. This program provides guidelines for successful activity scheduling, a demonstration with a client who is depressed, and a detailed discussion of the theory and practice of this technique.

This program features a client portrayed by an actor on the basis of actual case material.

DVD / 2006 / () / Approx. 60 minutes

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With Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, Jacqueline B. Persons, PhD, and Joan Davidson, PhD

In Schema Change Methods, Drs. Michael A. Tompkins, Jacqueline B. Persons, and Joan Davidson discuss and illustrate ways for changing a client's maladaptive core beliefs in cognitive-behavioral therapy. Schemas are cognitive structures that allow people to make sense of their experiences. Distorted schemas can contribute to depression. This program first defines schema, then presents theoretical rationale and empirical support, a discussion of the positive data log, and a demonstration with a client.

This program features a client portrayed by an actor on the basis of actual case material.

DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2006 / () / Approx. 60 minutes

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By Ackerman Institute, Peggy Papp, LCSW

The Depression Project at the Ackerman Institute for the Family has pioneered a marital therapy approach that addresses the cultural gender "mandates" that predispose men and women to depression and undermine intimate relationships.

This emotionally compelling program features a series of real clinical sessions in which the Depression Project's treatment team works with a severely depressed couple to help reduce marital discord, alleviate each partner's feelings of despair, and bolster the couple's sense of competency and satisfaction within the marriage.

By watching this program you will learn to help couples:
~ Restore a sense of connection as individuals and within the couple
~ Redistribute and equalize responsibility in relationships
~ Develop new skills and competencies in their work, family life, social interactions, and marital relations
~ Modify stereotypic gender patterns that undermine the health of a relationship and exacerbate depression

By watching this program you will also learn:
~ How men's and women's self-esteem is shaped by social and cultural forces
~ The distinct elements that trigger depression in men and women
~ The different ways husbands and wives of depressed partners handle their partner's depression

DVD / 2006 / () / 44 minutes

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Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D

Clients seeking psychotherapy frequently suffer from both anxiety and depression, making treatment particularly challenging. In this video, internationally renowned therapist Donald Meichenbaum demonstrates a brief, effective approach for treating these comorbid disorders. Viewers follow a dramatic recreation of key moments in his 12-session course of therapy with Anna P., a 40-year-old woman who experiences recurrent bouts of panic in addition to a long history of depression.

By watching this video, you'll gain increased understanding and skills in:
~ Using assessment procedures to establish therapeutic priorities and a collaborative treatment plan.
~ Helping clients clearly see the connections between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and develop strategies for change.
~ Reconceptualizing presenting complaints into problems with hopeful solutions.
~ Teaching intra- and interpersonal coping skills by means of stress inoculation training and other cognitive-behavioral techniques.

DVD (With Manual) / 2006 / () / 66 minutes

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It's estimated that 700,000 women a year experience postpartum depression. That's about 1 in every 5 mothers! Affected mothers describe it as a dark fog that overwhelms their lives. However, with treatment, the outlook is very good for overcoming mood disorders. This award-winning program features:

~ Interviews with postpartum depression experts Shoshana Bennett, Ph.D., and Pec Indman, Ed. D., MFT. They have written a highly acclaimed book called "Beyond the Blues."
~ Explores the symptoms of the five postpartum mood disorders.
~ Examines treatment options, provides tips on how to find a therapist, and prevention strategies.
~ Help for family members and friends to understand what to do and what to say to be supportive and assist her through treatment.
~ Highlights the story of a mother who suffered from postpartum depression and anxiety. She received treatment and recovered to enjoy her life and family again!

DVD / 2005 / () / 24 minutes

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With Mark A. Whisman, PhD

In Couple Therapy for Depression, Dr. Mark A. Whisman shows his approach to treating couples in which one or both partners are experiencing depression. His cognitive¡Vbehavioral approach focuses on building relationship skills and behavioral patterns, as behavior can usually be changed more readily than emotions, and oftentimes a change in affect follows a change in behavior.

In this session, Dr. Whisman works with a married couple in which the husband has bipolar disorder and the wife is experiencing depression. Both partners are dealing with issues outside their marriage, including financial demands from ex-spouses. Dr. Whisman works with the couple on discerning the crux of their presenting issues, and then he introduces them to some problem-solving and communication skills so they might support each other more effectively.

DVD / 2005 / () / Approx. 100 minutes

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With Michael D. Yapko, PhD

In Depression, Dr. Michael D. Yapko demonstrates his approach to treating clients with this ubiquitous disorder. Depression often leads clients to ruminate on the past and to feel helpless to change their feelings or current situation. Using hypnotherapy, psychoeducation, and cognitive¡Vbehavioral therapy, Dr. Yapko helps clients to understand the nature of depression and to focus on potential positive events in their future.

In this session, Dr. Yapko works with a woman in her 40s who has gone through several major losses in the past year, including the end of her marriage and her job, resulting in her feeling that her life is all but over. Using hypnosis, Dr. Yapko does some guided imagery work with the client to help her see further possibilities in her life instead of focusing on the negative events of the past year.

DVD / 2005 / () / Approx. 100 minutes

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This video shows the signs of postpartum depression (PPD), what family members and friends can do, and what to do if PPD strikes. It removes the mystery of making it difficult to identify and therefore, difficult to treat. More than Baby Blues offers women and their families practical ways to deal with PPD so they can regain hope. Excellent for women's support groups and hospital resource centers.

DVD / 2003 / () / 30 minutes

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By Scott Stuart

What, exactly, is Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), and how is it applied across populations? Watch Scott Stuart, MD, present the core elements of this evidence-based method in a course of therapy with a woman dealing with postpartum depression.

You may have heard of IPT, as it is often cited in the research literature comparing its efficacy to CBT. But most clinicians have limited knowledge of what IPT looks like in actual practice. In this comprehensive instructional video, Scott Stuart, MD, demonstrates the core components of Interpersonal Psychotherapy. Here, Stuart offers concise didactics and commentary alongside excerpts from a 12-session course of treatment. Highlighting IPT's attachment-theory origins and collaborative features, he shows how therapists can use the model to build the working alliance and move treatment forward¡Xwhile also adhering to the guidelines of this empirically supported approach.

This video illustrates Stuart's work with a client experiencing postpartum depression, stresses IPT's application to a wide range of clinical issues. You'll watch Stuart establish rapport with a young mother needing relief from the constant stress of caring for a new baby (plus a toddler) without adequate understanding or support from her husband. Through the use of empathic, progressive interventions that focus on communication skills, Stuart helps her understand and accept her feelings, clarify her needs, and verbalize them in ways that are more likely to get a positive response from her husband.

You'll get a clear overview of IPT's clinical foundations, treatment goals, the role of empathy and transference (which, you may be surprised to discover, is a necessary component of the IPT model), useful, interactive interventions, and termination procedures. Stuart is easy to understand and relate to, and lectures match up with session excerpts in a progressive way. By the end of treatment, the mother is visibly brighter and reports significant improvements in her marriage and her own outlook.

If you're looking for a primer on IPT, examples of work with postpartum depression, or resources for how to blend relational skills with evidence-based tools, this is the video for you.

By watching this video, you will:
~ Understand the three core principles of IPT, and its treatment targets.
~ Learn how IPT emphasizes the therapeutic relationship within evidence-based practice.
~ Discover manual-guided, collaborative interventions for working with postpartum depression.

DVD (With Instructor's Manual, English subtitles) / / () / 110 minutes

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