Clinical psychologists will gather at Duquesne University on Saturday, Nov. 12 to attend Depression: Contributions from Clinical Pscyhology, an important symposium that will address the important role of clinical psychologists in the treatment of this disease.
Discussions during the symposium will cover topics including the contributions of clinical psychology to the field of depression, and how clinical psychologists can alert those suffering from depression that they have the education and experience to treat depression effectively.
“Psychologists have been effectively treating depression for many years,” said event organizer Dr. Roger Brooke, psychology professor and director of training in clinical psychology at Duquesne. “It’s important for people to know that they can be successfully treated through therapy in addition to, or instead of, medication. Because there is a tremendous amount of media attention surrounding antidepressant medications, clinical psychology must also be marketed to raise public awareness about the positive effects it can have on people’s lives.”
Symposium speakers will include Dr. Meryl Butters, associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Dr. Colleen Carney, training and supervising analyst at the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Society and Institute; Dr. Lawrence Newman, psychologist at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh; and Dr. Stanton Marlan, Jungian psychoanalyst, clinical psychologist and adjunct clinical professor at Duquesne.
Sponsored by the Duquesne University Psychology Department, in conjunction with The American Academy of Clinical Psychology, the symposium will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Bayer Learning Center on campus. The registration fee is $60. Call 412.396.6563 for more information or to register for the event.