When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!
Note: This course must be completed by 12/31/16. Contact hours will not be awarded beyond this date.
Depressive disorders affect many people across age, culture, ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic groups. This course provides essential information about major depressive disorder including its epidemiology, signs and symptoms in adults (with a very brief overview of children and adolescents), causal and influential factors, assessment, diagnosis, current treatments, relapse prevention, and outcomes evaluation.
West Virginia – This course fulfills your requirement for 2-hours related to mental health conditions common to veterans.
- Differentiate between the types of depressive disorders.
- Identify the symptoms of major depression.
- Explain the causal and influential factors of major depression.
- Describe assessment and treatment approaches for major depression.
- Describe outcome evaluation approaches.
Teresa Mason, PhD, LCSWC, is a professor of social work at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. She received a BSW in 1987 from University of Maryland, an MSW from Gallaudet University in 1992, and a PhD from the School of Social Work at the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 2000. Dr. Mason has worked in the mental health field for more than 24 years, in inpatient, outpatient community centers, and private practice settings. Her clinical experience has focused on working with deaf adults who have a chronic mental illness, including those who have major depression. Her current publications and areas of research address the assessment of mental health needs in minority populations.
- Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
- Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
- All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.