Childhood Depression - RonaldMah

Ronald Mah, M.A., Ph.D.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist,
Consultant/Trainer/Author
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FORMAT:
Lecture and Discussion- Participants are encouraged to make the workshop more relevant to their concerns by asking questions.

DESCRIPTION: Bummed, upset, sad, depressed, really depressed, or worse?  This training looks at the differences among normal and developmentally appropriate moods for children and more serious issues that may initiate adult intervention.  Participants are guided to use simple intuitive questions that lead to deeper examination of children's moods, their underlying issues, and guidance for helping.  Developmental challenges are tied to the child's experiences with stress, including looking at stress builders and stress releasers.  How to build a powerful child is revealed- empowering children to deal with life challenges and moods that can result (including attractions to alcohol and drugs).

Six Simple Questions about your Child?
Is this a _________Child?

Types of Depression
• "bummed"
• grieving loss (DABDA)
• Adjustment Disorder
• Dysthymia
• Major Depressive Episode
• Major Depression
• Bipolar Disorder

How to Build a Powerful Child- SFFS SS SS SF

Diagnostic Hierarchy
    • Erickson's Ages of Man
    • Basic Conflicts and Virtues:
    • Basic Trust vs. Mistrust HOPE
    • Autonomy vs. Shame WILL
    • Initiative vs. Guilt PURPOSE
    • Industry vs. Inferiority SKILL
    • Identity vs. Role Confusion FIDELITY
    • Intimacy vs. Isolation LOVE
    • Generativity vs. Stagnation CARE
    • Integrity vs. Despair WISDOM

The Stress Process: Stress Builders and Stress Releasers
Denial; Intensification; Avoidance behavior; Hypervigilance; Passive-Aggressive Action;
Co-Dependent Behavior
Proactive Action; Cathartic Release; Physical Release; Breathing; Rest; Self-Nurturing;
Seeking Help; Understanding/Insight

Self-Esteem
• SIGNIFICANCE
• MORAL VIRTUE--- IDEAL SELF vs. REAL SELF
• POWER & CONTROL
• COMPETENCE

RIPS: Respect, Identity, Power & Control, and Security

Alcohol (depressant) & Drug Use:
Experimentation
Social Use
Problematic Use: Occupational/Academic Problems
Physical Problems, Emotional/Psychological Problems
Addiction
Self-Medication**

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ADDRESS:
433 Estudillo Ave., #305
San Leandro, CA 94577-4915
Ronald Mah, M.A., Ph.D.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT32136
CONTACT INFORMATION:
phone: (510) 614-5641
fax: (510) 889-6553
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