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Depression is Contagious!

Format Workshop
Presenters Dr Michael Yapko PhD
Description Experiential treatment strategies for addressing the social and individual aspects in the onset, course and treatment of the most common mood disorder in the world.
Clinical workshop presentation by leading US psychologist and author. Our 2013 Feature workshop!

Workshop Description:

This workshop identifies the ways in which our social lives directly shape our brain chemistry and powerfully affect the way we think and feel. Scientific evidence highlights that the more we learn about the biology of depression, the more important psychology and social life experience become in understanding and treating it.

The more we learn about the neuroscience of depression, especially neuroplasticity, the more important well designed experiential learning processes become in treatment.

While the pharmaceutical industry and the medical establishment successfully promote the general idea that depression is a medical disease needing medication, the scientific evidence at best lends only weak support to this notion.

The serotonin hypothesis has been all but disproven, and the sciences of genetics, epigenetics and interpersonal neuroscience have affirmed the power of relationships to change brains as well as lives. There is much more hard evidence pointing to social factors leading to the large and still growing population of depression sufferers in the world than any presumed biochemical cause.

In fact, adressing and understanding the social factors many have the greatest impact on treatment.
About the presenter(s) Dr Michael Yapko Ph.D.

Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist residing in Fallbrook, California (near San Diego). He is internationally recognised for his work in clinical hypnosis and outcome-focused psychotherapy, routinely teaching to professional audiences all over the world.

He has been invited to present his innovative ideas and methods to colleagues in 30 countries across six continents, and all over the United States.
Dr. Yapko is a member of the American Psychological Association, a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a past Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine's Division of Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine (in England), a member of the International Society of Hypnosis, and a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
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Location QLD Metro, Australia
Venue Brisbane Convention Centre
Southbank Brisbane City, Brisbane

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 8 Jul 2013 to 9 Jul 2013
Time 9am-5.00pm
Cost $550 Super EB to Dec31/$635 then $695 after 2 April
Notes This workshop is filling quickly and is popular. Please book as EARLY as possible. BRISBANE and MELBOURNE. Brisbane Convention Centre and Royce Hotel Melbourne CPD for all areas is 16 Hours.
Organiser Kassan Events
Contact Name Kerri-Ann Sheppard
Telephone 02 80114609