Re-Thinking Depression: What Have We Learned About the Most Common Mood Disorder in Australia?

Are you or is someone you know a sufferer of depression?
Are you a therapist treating depression sufferers?
Would understanding what depression really is make a difference in your life?
Then meet the world’s leading expert in depression and discover that it is the myths around depression that make it so challenging.

Presented by: Dr Michael D. Yapko

Depression is the most common mood disorder in Australia – and the world according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Despite all the attention and the widespread use of antidepressant medications, depression is on the rise in every demographic, especially young people.

What can we do about it as either practitioners, carers or sufferers?
What needs to be modified in light of new research and understandings?
What gives rise to depression and what can we do not just to treat, but prevent depression?

This one-day presentation will answer these questions.
Attendees will have a much clearer understanding of the complexities of depression and a better sense of what can be done to manage depression realistically and skillfully.

About the author:

Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist residing in Fallbrook, California. He is internationally recognized for his work in developing strategic, outcome-focused psychotherapies, the advanced clinical applications of hypnosis, and active, short-term non-pharmacological treatments of depression. He routinely teaches to professional audiences all over the world. To date, he has been invited to present his ideas and methods to colleagues in more than 30 countries across six continents, and all over the United States.
Dr. Yapko is the author of 15 books and editor of three others, as well as the author of dozens of book chapters and journal articles.
Dr. Yapko is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a member of the International Society of Hypnosis, and a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

This event counts as 6 hours of category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements

For full details regarding the event please go to the website.


9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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