Friday, June 9th, 2017 from 9:00am to 4:30pm
University of Massachusetts - Amherst
(directions available here)
$129 for MPA Members - $89 for Life/Student Members
$179 for Non-Members - $119 for Non-Member Students*
(online registration is not available for Non-Member Students, please use this form)
Sustaining Members ALWAYS receive 50% off their fee!
This workshop will provide an introduction and demonstration of behavioral activation (BA)
treatment for depression. BA has been developed as a standalone treatment, but the basic
strategies of activity monitoring, structuring and scheduling have been part of cognitive-
behavioral therapy for depression for the past 50 years. The BA strategies presented in this
workshop can also be incorporated into treatments from other theoretical orientations. The
behavioral case conceptualization, basic principles of BA, treatment strategies and application with adults will be brought to life through a combination of lecture, video demonstrations, and role-play. A later afternoon question and answer period will help participants to consider how to incorporate BA into their practice, or to selectively use the strategies when they have taken a different theoretical approach to treating a depressed client.
Upon completion of this event, participants will be able to:
1) Explain the theory of Behavioral Activation;
2) Describe some of the data that supports Behavioral Activation;
3) Describe some of the data that supports Behavioral Activation;
4) List the 10 Principles of Behavioral Activation;
5) Describe the strategies used in Behavioral Activation;
6) Use Behavioral Activation in a plan of care.
Christopher R. Martell, Ph.D., ABPP is Clinic Director of the Psychological Services Center at the UMass Amherst, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. He has published widely on behavioral treatments for depression. He is first author of Behavioral Activation for Depression: A Clinician’s Guide. He has been a consultant on studies of behavioral activation in the U.S. and abroad.
Dr. Martell was a research therapist on three RCTs of behavioral and cognitive-behavioral therapies, including the largest trial of Behavioral Activation to date (conducted at the University of Washington). He has worked with research teams in the U.S. and the U.K. on behavioral activation treatment studies. Dr. Martell is recognized as an expert in BA worldwide.
This program is sponsored by the Massachusetts Psychological Association. MPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. MPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Please note that this event must be attended in its entirety in order to receive credit. Partial credit will not be granted, no exceptions.
Cancellation and Refund Policy: Fee minus $30 administrative charge if cancelled 5 or more business days prior to event. No refund if cancelled less than 5 business days before event.
This continuing education event is appropriate for psychologists, psychiatrists, licensed social workers and other licensed mental health professionals, though credit is only available to psychologists. Please contact MPA if you have any questions.