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Friday, May 16, 2014
9:00am-4:00pm 6 Hrs CE Credit
Alliant International University
San Francisco, CA 94133
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is one of the most prevalent mental disorders in America and worldwide, with at least half of those affected suffering from recurrent or chronic forms of the disorder. This presentation describes the genetic, epigenetic and neurobiological factors, coupled with the role of environmental stressors, that guide our understanding and treatment of major depression. It identifies key stress-related changes in the brain that accompany depression in which the stress response systems are malfunctioning and approaches to repair these malfunctioning systems. In addition, it describes the involvement of attachment dynamics in these stress-related changes.
Surprisingly, much of this information has yet to make its way into clinical practice and approaches to treatment. And yet, several non-pharmacological treatment modalities emerge from this level of understanding. Dr. Graves provides participants with enough of the basics of neuroscience to understand relevant concepts from the contemporary literature, and participants will leave not only with a better understanding of MDD but also with a set of interventions to better treat depressed individuals that can be used the next day. Donít miss this opportunity to update your understanding of major depression and how to treat it more effectively!
James S. Graves, PhD, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Pasadena, CA. Dr. Graves holds degrees from Duke University (PhD, Human Physiology) and California Graduate Institute (Doctor of Psychology). In an earlier 15-year career he worked as an acedmic physiologist & professor in a medical school environmnet. Dr. Graves currenlty provides psychotherapy for adults, adolscents and couples in a general practice. Dr. Graves also specializes in severe trauma-related disordrers, depressive disorders and relationship issues.
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