Help your depressed patients in less than five minutes
Most clinicians “refer out” their depressed patients:
- Limited time and have other issues to address.
- Nervous to open up the proverbial “pandora’s box”
When providers learn strategies to help their patients they feel:
- Empowered to do meaningful work
- More connected to their patients
- More satisfied with their work and professional life
This course teaches simple, concrete, evidence-based strategies which work for all patients regardless of whether the patient acknowledges the problem, is on medication and/or is seeing a therapist.
You will learn a series of three sets of strategies to help your patients. 5, 10 and 15 min. sessions
This exact combination has helped thousands of patients over the last 7 years.
After taking the course, participants will be able to:
- Recognize four common depressive behaviors.
- Learn specific language to introduce the strategies.
- Learn most effective stance.
- Identify where three specific emotions are felt.
- Identify three reasons why people are scared of their emotions.
- Learn key educational components needed to effectively work with emotions.
- Create graphic representation of thought/mood/behavior connection.
- Identify the one action that can worsen depression.
- Use specific language to explain the thought/mood/behavior connection to a patient.
- Identify two key strategies to effectively improve depressive symptoms in five minutes.
- Identify three key strategies to effectively improve depressive symptoms in ten minutes.
- Identify four key strategies to improve depressive symptoms in fifteen minutes.
There is a need for quick solutions
The “mental health care system” in the US is completely broken:
- more than 50 percent of patients get treated for behavioral health issues by their primary care provider (PCP); however, most PCPs have not received adequate training in behavioral health.
- 11.8 million Americans need but don’t receive mental health
- People with behavioral health issues have 2-3 times the health care costs
- 17% of adults have co-morbid behavioral and physical health problems
- More than half the counties in the US have no mental health professionals whatsoever
- Between 30 and 80 percent (depending on the study) of all primary care visits are driven in significant part by behavioral health issues