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School of Social Work Continuing EducationUniversity of Pittsburgh 2117 Cathedral of Learning Pittsburgh, PA 15260
DescriptionBeyond the Blues: Depression in African Americans
Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness or loss of interest-also called major depressive disorder or clinical or major depression. It affects how you think, feel, act, and relate to others and can lead to a variety of emotional and behavioral problems. The Beyond the Blues: Depression in African Americans is a 2-hour training designed to examine and dispel the myths and stigmas that have historically become barriers to the African American community seeking mental health treatment, bring awareness to the signs, symptoms, risk and protective factors of depression, identify the connection between racial based traumatic experiences and depression in African Americans, and explore the cultural adaptations of evidenced based mental health treatments.
- Participants will be able to identify the signs and symptoms of Depression
- Participants will be able to identify the difference between Depression and feeling blue according to the Diagnostic Statistics Manual-DSM V
- Participants will be able to identify the myths and social determinants that have created barriers to the African American Community seeking mental health treatment.
By the end of the workshop, Participants will be able to:
- Understand the connection between racial based traumatic experiences and depression in African Americans.
- Identify risk and protective factors for Depression in African Americans
- Identify the various types of depression according to the DSM V
- Screen for signs of depression as well as protective factors
- Identify and utilize cultural modifications to evidenced based mental health treatments in their work with African Americans
Online via Zoom