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Behavioural Interventions: Podcast 082

This podcast is the narrated version of my article 5 Proven Behavioural Interventions for Depression.

As terrible as depression is, some simple interventions can be surprisingly effective in relieving symptoms. Use these techniques to help clients rediscover their enjoyment of life.

In this episode I talk about:

  • “You can’t possibly know my lived experience!”
  • The value of clear understanding and rapport
  • The reassurance of knowledge
  • A multi-pronged approach
  • Behavioural interventions for depression
  • Overcoming “but what’s the point?”
  • Pre-empting the objection
  • Intervention one: Tell and show them they don’t have to ruminate
  • Intervention two: Give them an intrinsically satisfying task
  • Intervention three: Aim to do just five minutes
  • Intervention four: Help them get some real face time
  • Intervention five: They’ve got to move it move it!
  • Helping a therapist overcome imposter syndrome

Or watch this episode of the podcast on video below:

References/Notes:

  1. https://theconversation.com/what-might-explain-the-unhappiness-epidemic-90212
  2. http://www.familyaware.org/who-2017-depression-report/
  3. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24444431
  4. https://ijmhs.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1752-4458-8-53
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expectation_fulfilment_theory_of_dreaming
  6. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/article-abstract/492278
  7. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00031/full
  8. Seeing future success: Does imagery perspective influence achievement motivation? Vasquez N.A. and Buehler, R. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, October 2007 vol. 33 no. 10 1392-1405
  9. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jgs.13667
  10. http://www.wellnessinitiatives.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Pets-Reduce-Depression.pdf
  11. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S074756321500401X?via%3Dihub
  12. https://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/10.1176/appi.ajp.2017.16111223
  13. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10547175
  14. https://www.publichealthjrnl.com/article/S0033-3506(06)00146-6/fulltext
  15. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnins.2013.00066/full

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Mark Tyrrell

About Mark Tyrrell

Psychology is my passion. I've been a psychotherapist trainer since 1998, specializing in brief, solution focused approaches. I now teach practitioners all over the world via our online courses.

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