Depression: Clinical Presentation, Diagnosis & Treatment Across Age, Gender & Ethnic Backgrounds
Presenter: Carlos Todd, PhD, LPC
Presented in partnership with LPCANC & Charlotte AHEC
Wednesday, April 13 - Charlotte
Course Description and Learning Objectives:
Depression is one of the most encountered mental health problems, yet how it presents itself, how it is treated and how others view the symptoms within the general population still needs greater understanding. This course is designed to provide mental health practitioners with more robust information on best practice treatment across the age, gender, and ethnic lines.
•What is depression? How has it been viewed, diagnosed, treated over time? A historical perspective.
•How have our perceptions on depression changed?
•Common disorders that co-occur with depression.
•Common myths about depression.
•How different cultures conceptualize depression.
•Clinical presentation across age groups-children, pre-teens & teenagers, young adults, the middle age, adults in later years.
•Case reviews and differential diagnosis activities
•Special populations and considerations:
•How depression presents itself differently in males and females across age groups.
•Are there differences in the treatment in Caucasian, Asian, African American, Hispanic or other special groups?
•How to address patients who are resistant to a depression diagnosis, especially those in the religious community.
•How clinicians collaborate to treat depression more effectively.
•Future treatment recommendations.
•Case reviews and differential diagnosis.
LPCANC Members: $115
Non-Members, early bird rate $125
Earn 6.0 Contact Hours
Presenter Bio: Carlos Todd, PhD, LPC has been described by others as a calming force but ironically his life has been dedicated to the study of anger and conflict. This dedication is directly connected to the fact that from an early age he was exposed to the vilest forms of domestic violence but actively worked to ensure that he did not become an adult aggressor.
Dr. Todd is academically and clinically trained and licensed as a mental health therapist with 15 years’ experience. Additionally he holds a PhD where his dissertation focused on conflict management. He also own Conflict Coaching and Consulting, PLLC an educational service company focused on providing anger and conflict related counseling and training.
Dr. Carlos Todd is a native of Barbados, he loves family and believes in trust, lifelong friendships, keeping your word and staying focused on your goals. He enjoys his aquarium and photography.