Depression affects roughly 25% of women and 10% of men at some point in their lifetime. Rates are higher during the holidays when expectations often result in disappointment. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a scientifically well-established and effective treatment for depression. Ms. Resnick will teach you some excellent tips to help you cope this time of year.
At this workshop you will learn:
1) how to improve your overall well-being by decreasing feelings of sadness, depression and worry;
2) how your negative thinking patterns affect your mood;
3) how certain behaviors and activities affect your mood;
4) how certain social interactions affect your mood.
You will gain tools to improve your mood and live a more meaningful life.
About our Speaker
Ellen is a psychotherapist in private practice in San Francisco and Redwood City, California. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and incorporates the use of mindfulness into the treatment of depression, anxiety, and emotional overeating. She runs a holistic weight loss program called Center for Thoughtful Weight Loss.
Ellen is also a skilled couples’ therapist. Ellen’s interest in behavior change grew out of her work with people with diabetes in 1990 at California Pacific Medical Center. Ellen is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the department of psychiatry at UCSF where she worked from 1995-2003 specializing in women’s mental health issues and brief treatment. She ran the Cognitive Behavioral therapy group program for women with depression. Ellen continues to supervise psychiatry residents at UCSF. She lectures extensively in the Bay Area.