Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Group: Managing Your Depression starts in October

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Are you feeling down and depressed? Do you often feel worthless and judged by others?

The York University Psychology Clinic will offer a 10-week group program to teach practical skills to help cope with depression. In the group you will learn:

  • how to identify and challenge negative thoughts that maintain the cycle of depression;
  • behavioural strategies to improve your mood and motivation levels;
  • coping strategies that can improve your self-esteem; and
  • how to effectively cope with stress, anxiety and anger that can impact depression.

The group will be held Mondays beginning Oct. 20, from 6 to 7:30pm, at 102 Behavioural Sciences Building, Keele campus. Jenny Lewin and Brian Choi, MA, will facilitate the group.

The fee is $350 for 10 sessions, which includes receiving the workbook Overcoming your depression:¬† A cognitive therapy approach workbook by Gilson, M.,Freeman, A., Yates, M.J., & Freeman, S.M. (The fee should be reimbursable under most workplace extended health plans. York undergraduate students: If you are part of the York Federation of Students health plan, you have coverage for $300 for psychological services if you have a doctor’s note.)

Clinic services are open to any individuals living in the Greater Toronto Area.

Note: A brief assessment interview will be conducted prior to the group’s starting date to ensure you will benefit from the program.

To download the registration form, visit the York University Psychology Clinic website. For more information, contact yupc@yorku.ca.