Clinical Depression: Evidence-based Counseling Treatment & Strategies

Original price was: $800.00.Current price is: $299.00.



Often glibly referred to as the common cold of mental health disorders, approximately one in five women and one in ten men will struggle with clinical depression. Most experts agree that those suffering from depression need more than just medication; they need therapy. Not just any therapy, but treatments specifically designed to target the core elements driving and maintaining it’s grip. This training, led by Drs. Gary Sibcy & Todd Vance, provide you with an evidence-based approach for effectively treating and managing clients with clinical depression.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify and define the core symptoms of depression.
  2. Evaluate the scope of the problem and evaluate the current treatment methods.
  3. Identify specific patterns of thinking and how they influence negative mood and depressive patterns of behavior.
  4. Discuss the secure base system and how to use it as a template for understanding the various behavior systems involved in the development of attachment styles.
  5. Identify the core interpersonal schema of those suffering from more chronic forms of depression.
  6. Discuss the concept of symptom targeting using evidence-based strategies.


Gary A. Sibcy II, Ph.D., is a professor of counselor education and supervision and he is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has educated, trained, and supervised counselors for over 15 years. Dr. Sibcy has a broad range of research and clinical interests, including the assessment and treatment of childhood disorders, anxiety and trauma disorders, and personality disorders. He also has an interest in the integration of religious beliefs in clinical practice. His current research interests focus on developing and disseminating empirically supported treatments for both children and adults. Dr. Sibcy writes, speaks, and consults nationally and internationally.

Dr. G. Todd Vance is the founder of Breakforth Counseling and Consulting. He is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Virginia. His goal is to help each of his clients live their fullest, most productive lives. Dr. Vance specializes in the treatment of chronic depression, anxiety, PTSD, and related disorders. He also offers career coaching, couples counseling, performance mastery coaching, and enjoys helping other therapists overcome obstacles in their practices.

Lesson Titles

Clinical Depression: Evidence-based Counseling Treatment & Strategies

EBCD 101 An Overview of Depression and the Status of Current Treatments
Runtime: 1 hour 5 minutes 17 seconds

EBCD 102 The Depressed Patient: A Deeper Understanding of Depression
Runtime: 54 minutes 25 seconds

EBCD 103 Depression and Interpersonal Neurobiology
Runtime: 1 hour 13 minutes 13 seconds

EBCD 104 Attachment, Internal Working Models, and Depression
Runtime: 53 minutes 10 seconds

EBCD 105 The Interpersonal Neurobiology Nature of Depression
Runtime: 1 hour 0 minutes 6 seconds

EBCD 106 Evidence-based Strategies for Targeting Loss of Energy, Motivation, and Pleasure
Runtime: 1 hour 13 minutes 137 seconds

EBCD 107 Evidence-based Strategies for Targeting Ruminative Patterns of Thinking and Worry
Runtime: 1 hour 6 minutes 56 seconds

EBCD 108 Evidence-based Treatments Strategies for Depression Mood (Part 1)
Runtime: 52 minutes 45 seconds

EBCD 109 Evidence-based Strategies for Depression Mood (Part 2)
Runtime: 1 hour 8 minutes 26 seconds

EBCD 110 Evidence-based Strategies for Depressed Mood with Role-play (Part 3)
Runtime: 1 hour 9 minutes 54 seconds

EBCD 111 Evidence-based Strategies for Unresolved Grief
Runtime: 46 minutes 16 seconds

EBCD 112 Measure Progress and Change Throughout Counseling and Therapy
Runtime: 1 hour 3 minutes

Continuing Education

12.25 CE Credits available for LPC, LMFT, and LCSW.

The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) offers some psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers and play therapists Continuing Education (CE) credit due for good standing with certain states and a limited number of professional organizations. It remains the responsibility of each participant to be aware of state licensure and CE requirements. Participants should check their state and/or local regulations regarding required continuing education hours. For more information Light University Continuing Education programs, please visit: https://lightuniversity.com/continuing-education-statements/ 

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