Problems with anxiety and depression are common in our culture. For some individuals, anxiety and depression are part of an Axis I psychiatric disorder that can benefit from treatment. In addition, anxiety and depression are common among individuals with substance use disorders. Inability to manage anxiety or depression can create distress for the client and adversely impacts on the family and relationships and ability to function in school, at home, or in the community. This can also impact on the quality of life. This workshop will review issues related to understanding and managing anxiety and depression. Focus will also be on the importance of helping clients learn to focus on positive emotions. Information from the mental health and addiction clinical and research literature and literature on positive psychology will be integrated in this workshop.
By the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: