Clinical Depression: Evidence-based Counseling Treatments & Strategies

Dr. Gary Sibcy II, Ph. D.


JUST $30

October 5th • 6:00 PM EST.


Clinical Depression: Evidence-based Counseling Treatment and Strategies  Tuesday, October 5, 2021  6:00 – 8:00 PM ET    

Webinar Presenter  Gary A. Sibcy II, Ph.D., is a professor of counselor education and supervision and he is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has educated, trained, and supervised counselors for over 15 years. Dr. Sibcy has a broad range of research and clinical interests, including the assessment and treatment of childhood disorders, anxiety and trauma disorders, and personality disorders. He also has an interest in the integration of religious beliefs in clinical practice. His current research interests focus on developing and disseminating empirically supported treatments for both children and adults. Dr. Sibcy writes, speaks, and consults nationally and internationally.    

Summary  Often glibly referred to as the common cold of mental health disorders, approximately one in five women and one in ten men will struggle with clinical depression. Most experts agree that those suffering from depression need more than just medication; they need therapy. Not just any therapy, but treatments specifically designed to target the core elements driving and maintaining its grip. This training, led by Drs. Gary Sibcy & Todd Vance, provide you with an evidence-based approach for effectively treating and managing clients with clinical depression.    

Learning Objectives  Participants will: 

  1. Identify and define the core symptoms of depression. 
  2. Evaluate the scope of the problem and evaluate the current treatment methods. 
  3. Identify specific patterns of thinking and how they influence negative mood and depressive patterns of behavior. 
  4. Discuss the secure base system and how to use it as a template for understanding the various behavior systems involved in the development of attachment styles. 
  5. Identify the core interpersonal schema of those suffering from more chronic forms of depression. 
  6. Discuss the concept of symptom targeting using evidence-based strategies. 

Continuing Education  Approved for 2.0 APA, ASWB, and 2.0 IBCC CE Credits  The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) offers some psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers, and play therapists Continuing Education (CE) credit due for good standing with certain states and a limited number of professional organizations. It remains the responsibility of each participant to be aware of state licensure and CE requirements. Participants should check their state and/or local regulations regarding required Continuing Education hours. For more information on Light University Continuing Education programs, please visit