11:00-11:05 – Introduction
11:05-11:30 – The CBT model of depression: How it developed and the implications of the model for therapy
11:30-12:00 - Overview of cognitive-behavioral treatment of depression
12:00-12:30 - Integration of newer approaches into a comprehensive CBT approach to depression
12:30-12:45 – Break
12:45-1:15 – CBT approaches to specific issues in depression treatment such as suicidality, hopelessness, lack of motivation, anhedonia
1:15-1:45 – CBT for chronically depressed /Persistent Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder clients
1:45-2:05 – Reducing relapse risk in depression using CBT
2:05-2:15 – Q&A
John Ludgate, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist, who has worked as a psychotherapist for more than 30 years. He currently works at the CBT Center of Western North Carolina, located in Asheville, NC. He specializes in treating mood, anxiety, relationship, and psychosexual disorders. As well as having an active clinical practice, he is involved in training and supervision in CBT.
Dr. Ludgate has written numerous journal articles and book chapters in the field of Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety and Depression, most recently contributing a chapter on Relapse Prevention to the Handbook of CBT (2021) published by the American Psychological Association. He has presented many seminars and workshops on cognitive behavioral approaches, both nationally and internationally.
He is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and serves on the Credentialing Committee of the Academy.
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