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.