Managing Mood through Action: Using Behavioral Activation for Depression and Anxiety

ID: 5297WEB

Lifetime prevalence rates of depression in the US are 8.4% (NIMH, 2020) and 15.6% for an anxiety disorder (CDC, 2019). Estimates show that 60% of those with one of these debilitating issues will also have the other (NAMI, 2018). These numbers have only increased since COVID. Behavioral Activation Therapy (BAT), a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, is well known for its efficacy in the treatment of depression and has been shown highly effective in the treatment of anxiety as well. Participants of this webinar will learn all the foundations of BAT and how to apply BAT in the treatment of depression and anxiety. This webinar will teach practical, “hands-on “BAT skills to better help the clients you are working with.

Fee: $40.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 2.0 Clinical


Instructor: Andrew Schmidt, PhD, LCSW-R
Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar
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Webinar Outline

9:30am Brief intro and welcome to the training, Training agenda and objectives

9:45am Depression brief overview: statistics, symptoms, PHQ-9 scale

10:00am Intro to CBT: The Cognitive Triangle (Handout 2), connection between behaviors, thoughts and emotions

10:15am BAT for depression - description and overview, Treatment Structure, mood rating and tracking

10:30am 1. Activity Monitoring - what it is and how to use it (Handout 3) 2. Values - what they are, developing value driven behaviors (Handout 3. Activity Scheduling - Scheduling value driven behaviors 4. Behavioral Rehearsal, Mental Imagery of activities 5. Troubleshooting and problem-solving difficulties with/barriers to activities

11:00am ● BAT for Anxiety - Brief description of Anxiety 1. Introducing Exposure for Anxiety within BAT 2. Using Activity Scheduling to plan exposures 3. Completing Planned Exposure Activities 4. Troubleshooting and Problem-Solving difficulties with/barriers to planned exposure activities

● Conclusion and wrap-up ● Q&A

Content Level

Beginner - Advanced

Webinar Completion Requirements

To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course, and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

System Requirements

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

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