• Nursing
  • Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Psychiatric Technicians
Hours: 2 Contact Hours
Author(s): Teresa Mason, PhD LCSWC
Peer Reviewer(s):
  • Kelly Cue, Davis, PhD
  • Allison J. Applebaum, PhD
Item#: N1532
1 Course Book (54 pages)

Major Depression in Adults: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Strategies, Updated 1st Edition

Price $14.95
Item # N1532
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. 

Course Objectives

  • 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.
Kelly Cue Davis, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and research assistant professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Dr. Davis obtained her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Washington, where her advanced training focused on the use of cognitive-behavioral therapies for mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders. Dr. Davis’s research focuses on the effects of alcohol consumption on sexual health and sexual violence, particularly through its effects on emotional and cognitive factors. Dr. Davis serves as a consulting editor for Psychology of Addictive Behaviors and as an ad hoc reviewer for numerous psychology journals.

Allison J. Applebaum, PhD, is an assistant attending psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Applebaum received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Boston University and completed her clinical internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill-Cornell Medical Center. She has more than ten years of clinical and research experience in the field of behavioral medicine. Dr Applebaum’s research is directed toward promoting the psychological and physical well-being of individuals diagnosed with chronic medical illnesses. Her research interests also include the classification of mood disorders, including the nature and treatment of bipolar disorders and the bipolar spectrum.

  • 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.
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  • 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.