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The 10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques

Presented by Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D.

Friday, July 5, 2019  |  , ,

Date & Location

Friday, July 5, 2019 – Friday, July 5, 2019

9:00am – 4:00pm

Rodd Charlottetown Hotel

75 Kent Street, Charlottetown, PE

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Workshop Description

Depression is painful. Ruminating thoughts, lethargy, and increasing alienation from others create a negative internal and external environment. Those symptoms actively interfere with carrying out basic demands of daily life. While depression is one of the most common mental health disorders, there are different causes. Treatment options run a gamut that includes new technologies to directly affect brain activity, advances in stress management, improved tools to relieve the impact of childhood trauma and focus on developing resilience.

How does a therapist know where to get started in the treatment? In this seminar, identifying four different kinds of depression, you will master 10 strategies to jump start therapy and provide immediate relief of symptoms. You will be able to set the stage for longer term recovery.

Workshop Topics:

Agenda & Learning Objectives

  1. A look at the interaction between neurochemistry and cognition function and lifestyle to explore the 4 types of depression. A specific look at how neural networking affects the development and recovery from depression.
  2. Identify triggers and respond differently to them. The underpinnings of depression as seen in four kinds of depression (endogenous, situation, PTSD and the outcome of early life adversity)
  3. Techniques that energize the lethargic mind and body of the depressed client. Identify and cool down burnout, including a look at work addiction.
  4. Ending isolation, balancing life activities, and preventing destructive behaviour.
  5. Broadening the perspective of the depressed mind and learning to live more fully. These techniques will focus on new ways to open the mind to possibility and will look at building positive circuitry in the brain that will enhance the long term recovery of depressed clients.

Learning Objectives

  1. Immediately intervene on the specific type of depression
  2. Improve motivation and mobilize energy in depressed clients
  3. Change negative cognitive patterns to energize action
  4. Demonstrate the impact of neural networks and how to break out of negative neural networks that keep depression in place
  5. Utilize strategies from positive psychology and mindfulness to develop positive attitudes and cognitions
  6. Increase clients’ abilities to formulate new options for problems by replacing the narrowing cognitive themes of worthlessness and inadequacy

Continuing Education Credits

This workshop has been formally approved by the following associations:
  • Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)
  • Canadian College of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (CCPCP)
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
  • Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)
  • Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
  • Canadian Vocational Rehabilitation Association (VRA)
  • Employee Assistance Certification Commission (EACC)
  • Indigenous Certification Board of Canada (ICBOC)
  • Medical Psychotherapy Association Canada (MDPAC)
  • Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)
  • Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association (OEATA)

† The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved CEUs.

* Participants will receive a certificate of completion after every workshop. Workshops are pre-approved for 5.5 or 6 credits per day unless otherwise specified.

Your Presenter(s)

Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D.

Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D., is a practicing clinical psychologist. She coaches professionals for anxiety management, and has been a trainer for 25 years. She is a sought-after speaker for conferences and trainings, consistently getting the highest ratings for her dynamic style and high quality content. Her individualized coaching for panic, worry and social anxiety has helped professionals from entrepreneurs to corporate executives, from sales personnel to IT specialists.Margaret is a frequent contributor to the award-winning Psychotherapy Networker magazine and blogs on depression for Psychology Today. Her Relaxation for Tension and Worry audio file for breathing, muscle relaxation and imagery is available for download from her website. Her books on topics of anxiety and depression are published by W.W. Norton, and The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques and its workbook were released in 2018 in revised editions.



“Thank you Margaret. You have a very positive and practical approach that is deeply connected to research. I can’t wait for the next session!”
-Amy (Crowther Memorial Junior High) | Calgary, AB | April 3 & 4, 2014


“Margaret is phenomenal! Great workshop – will recommend it to everyone.”
-Calgary, AB | April 3 & 4, 2014


“Margaret’s information today was fantastic! I can see using it in my professional life and also my family life. Very practical, step-by-step ideas we can all use. Thank you.”
-Tammie C. (Preschool Teacher & Mother)  | Calgary, AB | April 3 & 4, 2014


More information: margaretwehrenberg.com

Who Should Attend

Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

Recommended Accommodation

Rodd Charlottetown Hotel

75 Kent Street, Charlottetown, PE

 Full map & directions

Our rates:

To make a reservation, please call toll free at 1-800-565-7633 or the hotel direct at 902-894-7371 and refer to the “Jack Hirose & Associates Group”.

Standard rooms with 1 queen bed or 2 double beds for $219.00 plus tax

*please note, room reservations are subject to availability*

When booking hotel rooms, ask for the Jack Hirose and Associates corporate rate. To receive our corporate rate, rooms must be booked one month prior to the workshop date. Please keep in mind hotel rates may fluctuate.

Registration & Fees

Registration Early bird Fee Regular Fee
The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques
Individual Enrolment $449 $469
Group 3-7 $429 $449
Group 8-14 $409 $429
Group 15+ $389 $409
Full-Time Student $389 $409
The 10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques
Individual Enrolment $249 $269
Group 3-7 $234 $254
Group 8-14 $219 $239
Group 15+ $204 $224
Full-Time Student $204 $224
Attend Both Dr. Wehrenberg Workshops and SAVE!
Individual Enrolment $619 $639
Group 3-7 $599 $619
Group 8-14 $579 $599
Group 15+ $559 $579
Full-Time Student $559 $579

Fees do not include applicable taxes (15% HST).

Early bird cutoff date: June 19, 2019
To receive the early bird rate, registration and payment must be received by Wednesday, June 19, 2019.

Please review our Registration Terms and Conditions for information on our cancellation policy, payment policies, rebates, and more. You must agree to our Terms and Conditions to register for a workshop or conference.

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