Behaving Yourself – Behavioral Activation and the Limits of CBT in Treating Major Depression

New research on an old problem. How to treat depression for effectively.

Video Description:

In 1995 Dr. Neil Jacobson stumbled onto a surprising conclusion in the treatment of Major Depression – the limited and underused behavioral aspects of CBT alone have the same therapeutic results as the cognitive components. Following this study he, along with scores of other master therapists and researchers from the behavioral and cognitive branches, pitted full CBT against a new and more simplistic behavioral treatment. The findings will surprise you.

The Place if proud to present this clinical training seminar by Rabbi Yonasan Bender SW on Behavioral Activation for depression. You will learn:

  1. The fundamental differences between CBT and Behavioral Activation
  2. Why Behavioral Activation is a more effective treatment than CBT for Major Depression
  3. How to increase positive outcomes of a medication-only intervention
  4. The basic treatment philosophy, approach, treatment structure, and specific interventions of Behavioral Activation

About The Place:

The Place is where therapists, individuals and the community connect to create safety, strength and success. At The Place, men and women discover the freedom and safety to move past those issues which are preventing them from living life to its fullest. Our goal is to help each of our clients discover his or her own strengths as powerful tools in the healing process.

The Place is a multi-faceted clinic offering both individual and group therapy, support groups, interactive evenings and lectures, educational classes, and drop-in hours. Our comfortable, confidential, relaxed environment allows clients and their families to explore sensitive issues and create positive change. We believe that the key to mental health and emotional well-being is inside you.

At The Place, male and female therapists work independently or as a team to explore sensitive issues and facilitate positive change for individuals, couples and families from all sectors of the community. Some of our specialties include emotional eating, grief counseling, internet addiction, phobias, anxiety & OCD, childhood challenges, premarital counseling, couples therapy and intimacy issues, postpartum support, personality disorders, psychiatric care, and more. Connect with a caring professional in person at our comfortable Jerusalem offices, or by video, phone, and text. We’re here for you.

About The Presenter:

Yonasan Bender, SW graduated from Hebrew University’s School of Social Work. He has his psychotherapy practice at The Place: The Jerusalem Centre for Emotional Wellbeing. To share your thoughts, experiences, questions, or a different perspective, you can reach Yonasan Bender at 053-808-0435 or email him by clicking HERE. To learn more about him and his work, click HERE.

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