Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
This is a manualized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy group psycho-educational and depression management skills training program with group process. The program has 4 modules, with 4 lessons in each module. There is minimal homework for the clients to complete. This can be an adjunct to individual psychotherapy and/or as a step-down from a higher level of care.
- Thoughts: Learn to identify your thinking patterns and change the way you think.
- Activities: Learn relaxation skills, ways to increase pleasant activities, and how to set meaningful and achievable goals.
- Interpersonal Skills: Learn to identify strategies that work to improve your relationships with others, assertiveness skills, and how you handle conflict.
- Depression and Health: Learn how sleep, diet, and exercise affect depression and your overall health.
Groups meet weekly at the Woodland Centers offices in Willmar or Litchfield. Each Module takes 4 meetings, so completion of all four modules takes about 4 months.
To participate in the training, you do not have to be involved with individual therapy or be taking medication but it is all right if you are.
Depression Management Training
- Learn about depression and how to decrease the chances of becoming depressed in the future.
- Learn what may have contributed to how your depression started and why it is difficult to get out of it.
- Learn coping skills to manage your depression and reduce its negative effects on your life.
What is depression?
Depression is a condition that affects your thinking, emotions, and physical health.
Symptoms of depression include:
- loss of energy
- loss of interest in activities
- changes in appetite and weight
- problems focusing
- withdrawal from others
- problems making decisions
- sleep problems
- thoughts of death or suicide