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Psychotherapy Treatments for Adult and Adolescent Depression: Clinical Considerations for Interpersonal Psychotherapy, ACT and CBT

Presented by Lillian Gibson, Ph.D

Wednesday, May 24, 2023  |  Calgary, ab

Date & Location

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 – Wednesday, May 24, 2023

8:30am – 12:00pm Morning Session

1:00pm – 4:00pm Afternoon Session

Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre

1316 33 St NE, T2A 6B6, Calgary, AB

phone:  403.248.8888

website:  www.calgaryplaza.com/

 Full map & directions

Workshop Description

These workshops are a part of the Western Canada Mental Health Summit: Improving Skills & Competencies for Mental Health & Education Professionals. Registration and full conference line-up can be found HERE


COUNSELLING-FOCUSED | Workshop #2 Psychotherapy Treatments for Adult and Adolescent Depression: Clinical Considerations for Interpersonal Psychotherapy, ACT and CBT

MORNING SESSION | 8:30am to 12:00pm   May 24, 2023

This session is available via live stream.

Millions of adults and adolescents are impacted by depression each year. There are several factors that trigger depressive symptoms due to one’s biological history, psychosocial stressors, and/or relationship dynamics. This 3 hour session will focus on comparing and contrasting IPT for Depression, ACT for Depression, and CBT for Depression allowing clinicians an opportunity to select the best method to treat adult and adolescent depression based on the presenting problem.

Dr. Lillian Gibson’s workshop will provide mental health professionals with a practical framework to assess and treat adult and adolescent depression. Participants will learn how to apply treatment specific approaches to effectively tailor their treatment plans.

This training will use a case vignette to guide the presentation and uncover mistakes that can be made when the best option for depression treatment is not utilized.

ALL PROFESSIONALS | Workshop #7: Healing Strategies and Interventions for BIPOC Communities (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour)

AFTERNOON SESSION | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm   May 24, 2023

This session is available via live stream.

Dealing with race-based stressors are not only frightening for individuals who experience first-hand stressors, but they are also concerning for self-identified allies and professionals who support BIPOC communities (black, indigenous, and people of color). The workshop will provide attendees a safe space to understand and explore the multi-faceted complexities of racial trauma and minority stress in addition to appropriate, culture welcoming treatment options.

Canadian population data trends are steadily changing the landscape of mental health services, clinicians/educators committed to helping their clients/students can vastly benefit from expanding their expertise with the assessment and treatment of racial trauma and minority stress. Professionals working with marginalized populations and/or clients/students of color may benefit from understanding how to properly explore their clients’/students’ feelings and responses to direct and indirect activating events.

Identifying stressors (microaggressions) can be quite challenging and overwhelming when a clinician/educator wants to help, but doesn’t know where to start.  This seminar provides attendees with a clear template of how to check for clinical blind spots in or order to confidently support and treat BIPOC clients.

Workshop Topics:

Agenda & Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

Workshop #2 Psychotherapy Treatments for Adult and Adolescent Depression: Clinical Considerations for Interpersonal Psychotherapy, ACT and CBT

  • Describe the diagnostic criteria for depressive disorders.
  • Explain salient factors specific to Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression treatment.
  • Explain salient factors specific to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for depression treatment.
  • Explain salient factors specific to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression treatment.
  • Identify helpful assessment measures to track treatment efficacy.

Workshop #7: Healing Strategies and Interventions for BIPOC Communities (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour)

  • Identify salient factors of cultural competency markers
  • Explore cultural attunement variables
  • Understand how to conceptualize cases when race based stressors are present
  • Describe racial trauma diagnostic criteria
  • Delineate between minority stress factors and race-based trauma
  • Understand the impact of vicarious trauma on emotional functioning
  • Use the Biopsychosocial Model framework to guide assessment steps and treatment of racial trauma
  • Identify factors that influence generational trauma and exacerbate racial trauma symptomology
  • Identify client centered strategies to develop a racial trauma treatment plan
  • Report cultural competencies in the assessment and treatment of racial trauma

Continuing Education Credits

This workshop has been formally approved by the following associations:
  • Canadian College of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (CCPCP)
  • Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)

† 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)

Lillian Gibson, Ph.D

Dr. Lillian Gibson, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist often referred to as a “mood make-over” expert. She is a highly recommended speaker, consultant, and clinician due to her advanced assessment and treatment skills in a variety of settings: inpatient mental health centers, outpatient behavioral care services, and primary care settings.  Dr. Gibson takes pride in combining her vocational rehabilitation counseling, and clinical psychology expertise to help clients solve their problems through individual, group, and/or couples therapy for emotional healing and restoration. She is well versed in a number of evidenced base psychotherapies, which allows her to serve as a consultant to other clinicians who wish to advance their intervention skills and best serve their clients. Non-profit agencies, community-based programs, and mental health agencies have often consulted with Dr. Gibson to help inform and train staff on best practices to create a culture affirming environment for both employees and patients. Her professional footprints include places such as Johns Hopkins Medicine, Quality Education for Minorities Network, and international research in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Dr. Gibson’s resume also includes gold star interventions for anxiety, depression, trauma, insomnia, nightmares, race-based traumas, minority stress, and chronic medical conditions. She is a multi-HBCU graduate from Southern University and A & M College and Jackson State University.  She has embraced her career calling to enhance the lives of persons managing disabilities along with marginalized social groups as client centered care is her sole objective.  Dr. Gibson is passionate about highlighting the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion within mental health services.

Who Should Attend

Mental Health 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 other mental health professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

Education Professionals: All education professionals who work with children or youth including, but not limited to K–12 Classroom Teachers, School Counsellors, Learning Assistance/Resource Teachers, School Administrators, School Paraprofessionals including Special Education Assistants, Classroom Assistants and Childcare Workers and all other professionals who support behavioural challenges and complex learning needs.

Recommended Accommodation

Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre

1316 33 St NE, T2A 6B6, Calgary, AB

phone:  403.248.8888

website:  www.calgaryplaza.com/

 Full map & directions

Our rates:

Call: Please contact the hotel directly for current group rates, when booking please reference “Jack Hirose & Associates”. To make a reservation over the phone, please call 403.248.8888 or 1.800.661.1464.

Email: Email your reservation request to res@calgaryplaza.com

*please note, room reservations are subject to availability*

Please keep in mind when booking Jack Hirose and Associates corporate guest rooms, reservations booked for most hotels can be cancelled within 48 hours. If you are booking guest rooms through third-party websites in many instances the reservations booked cannot be cancelled.

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
Individual 1 Day Enrollment $259 $279
Individual 2 Day Enrollment $469 $489
Individual 3 Day Enrollment $659 $679
Group 3-7 $639 $659
Group 8-14 $619 $639
Group 15+ $599 $619
Full-Time Student $599 $619

All fees are in Canadian Dollars ($CAD)

Fees do not include applicable taxes (5% GST).

Early bird cutoff date: May 10, 2023
To receive the early bird rate, registration and payment must be received by Wednesday, May 10, 2023.

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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