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Depression: What You Must Know

Michael Kuna, MD; Julie Nelson-Kuna, PhD

CE Credit: 2 Hours

Target Audience: Psychology CE | Counseling CE | Social Work CE | Occupational Therapy CEUs | Marriage & Family Therapy CE

Learning Level: Intermediate

Course Type: Online

Course Abstract

 
 

This course provides in depth information about the diagnosis and treatment of depression in a simple, straightforward way. Major Depression is a very common illness that can be life threatening, yet the majority of sufferers of this illness never get proper treatment. This is despite the fact that there are many different and varied treatments currently available. Dr's Kuna and Nelson-Kuna will share with you published information combined with their joint 36 years of experience to give you their honest opinion on what is likely hype and what has been proven to work.

Closeout Course #20-25 | 2009 | 22 pages | 25 posttest questions 

Learning Objectives

1.List 5 of the DSM-IV TR diagnostic criteria for Major Depression
2.Name 4 elements that should be included in an initial evaluation session
3.Identify 4 types of psychotherapy that have been documented as effective for depression
4.List the 3 most common reasons for a medication not working effectively
5.Name 4 alternative treatments that may reasonably be used adjunctively for depression
CE INFORMATION

Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists; by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) to offer home study continuing education for NCCs (#5590); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB #1046, ACE Program); the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (#PCE1625); the Florida Boards of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling (#BAP346) and Psychology & School Psychology (#50-1635); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & MFT Board (#RCST100501); the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs (#193); and the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists (#114) and State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678).

COURSE DIRECTIONS

This online course provides instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. After enrolling, click on My Account and scroll down to My Active Courses. From here you’ll see links to download/print the course materials and take the CE test (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course document).

Successful completion of the online CE test (80% required to pass, 3 chances to take) and course evaluation are required to earn a certificate of completion. Click here to learn more.

About the Author(s)
Michael Kuna, MD, graduated from Northwestern University Medical School and completed his Residency in Psychiatry at Northwestern University's Evanston Hospital Campus where he served as Chief Resident of Psychiatry. He has lectured extensively on psychiatric topics to groups ranging from fellow physicians, allied health professionals and lay people. He is double Board Certified in both Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. Dr. Kuna is a co-founder of Genesis Clinical Services and has treated patients for over 22 years. He strongly believes that having a collaborative relationship with his patients results the best treatment outcome. Dr. Kuna also hosts the weekly Internet Podcast, “Psychiatric Secrets Revealed with Dr. Mike” which began during the first quarter of 2006.

Julie Nelson-Kuna, PhD. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has a Doctorate of Psychology in both Social and Clinical Psychology from the University of Illinois, Chicago. In addition to her 14 years of experience as a therapist she has been the clinical director of a hospital based treatment program and she has lectured on topics ranging from depression to eating disorders to a wide variety of audiences, including teaching at the university level.


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