The most world known Clinical Psychologist in his field of specialty, which is advanced applications of Hypnosis and in the treatment of Depression, where his active, short-term non-pharmalogical treatments has proven to be very effective. He is also internationally recognized for his work in developing strategic, outcome-focused psychotherapies, where one part is developmental hypnosis, coaching clients in hypnosis. He has presented his ideas and methods to professional audiences in more than 30 countries across six continents.
MICHAEL YAPKO REWARDS FALL 2018
October 30, 2018, Michael Yapko was honored to receive the Los Angeles County Psychological Association’s (LACPA) 2018 Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession of Psychology from the President of LACPA, Lynne Steinman, Ph.D. (pictured on the left). He received the nomination from past President of LACPA, Karin Hart, Psy.D.
On October 13th, Michael yapko was privileged to be given the Arthur Shapiro Award for the Best Book in Hypnosis for the fourth time in his career. This award was given to him by the President of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH), Dr. Donald Moss, at the annual conference in Las Vegas for his book, Taking Hypnosis to the Next Level.
Leading depression expert and clinical psychologist Dr Michael Yapko draws on research and shares his insights from 40 years of working with those suffering this common mental health issue. Learn the simple skills that research shows can help you or a loved one to recover – and even prevent depression occurring – in this heartwarming and uplifting workshop.
Half-Day Program for Anyone and Everyone with an Interest in Learning to Manage Depression.
Depression is the most common mood disorder in the world. Even worse, it’s a disorder that is still growing steadily across all age groups. What are the reasons for the growth of this serious problem?
Despite the overstated and oversimplified view that suggests depression is caused by a neurochemical imbalance in the brain, the clinical and research evidence make it quite clear that depression is about much more than just “bad chemistry.” In fact, depression can have many causes, and there are many factors, including psychosocial ones, that can influence its course and prognosis.
As our knowledge of depression continues to evolve, some of the things that were assumed to be true about its nature and essence turn out to be unfounded. Attendees will be updated with current research findings and, more importantly, the practical implications of those findings.
Medications are the most common form of treatment, but antidepressants alone are not and can never be an entirely adequate reply to the growing rates of depression for reasons that will be explored in this presentation. “Adjusting” people chemically while they face life challenges that they are not adequately prepared to meet suggests the problem is always in their biology and not their circumstances. This is an untenable and extreme position to take in light of recent research findings hat highlight the need for effective coping skills and problem-solving strategies.
Furthermore, for every person who gets appropriately medicated, many more will sink into depression that is either undiagnosed or inappropriately untreated. Health professionals and depressed individuals can do a great deal to address this issue much more realistically than simply believing they are “diseased” or that “a pill a day will keep the depression away.”
The focus of this day is on the practical aspects of both treating as well as preventing depression. Self-help techniques will be described, as will the merits of well-designed psychotherapies. Anyone with an interest in depression, professional practice or for personal reasons, will likely benefit from this one-day professional practice or for personal reasons, will likely benefit from this one-day program.
Please join Michel on June 12, 2019 from 14.00 to 17.30 to get up-to-date research and practical information regarding what you can do now to make a difference in your life or someone else.
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