Student Author Information

Lupita RodriguezFollow

Access Type

Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

April 2019

Department

Counseling and Human Services

Abstract

This session will present research undertaken for Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate students and professionals. The focus of the research is the review of evidence-based best practices and interventions for treatment planning when working with young adult clients who are dealing with the issues of depression and/or stressor-related disorders such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Current research on the extent and breadth of depression and stressor-related presentations and diagnoses will be reviewed, and specific techniques for assisting clients with depressive and trauma-related symptomatology will be discussed. Focus will be given to the findings in the professional literature identifying those interventions which have specific application and efficacy for addressing the needs of young clients presenting with this scope of concerns. The research definitively identifies four key interventions for professional consideration and implementation: 1) animal-assisted/animal-engaged therapies, 2) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), 3) neurofeedback, and 4) yoga. The session will examine each strategy in terms of the neuroscience that informs the intervention and the related psychological, physiological, cognitive, and behavioral changes that produce and promote their effective use in treatment.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Jeanne Booth

Comments

Keywords: research-based, depression, PTSD, animal therapy, EMDR, neurofeedback, emdr, yoga

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Apr 10th, 9:45 AM

Exploration of Evidence Based Techniques for Treating Depression and Trauma & Stressor-Related Symptomatology in Young Adults

This session will present research undertaken for Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate students and professionals. The focus of the research is the review of evidence-based best practices and interventions for treatment planning when working with young adult clients who are dealing with the issues of depression and/or stressor-related disorders such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Current research on the extent and breadth of depression and stressor-related presentations and diagnoses will be reviewed, and specific techniques for assisting clients with depressive and trauma-related symptomatology will be discussed. Focus will be given to the findings in the professional literature identifying those interventions which have specific application and efficacy for addressing the needs of young clients presenting with this scope of concerns. The research definitively identifies four key interventions for professional consideration and implementation: 1) animal-assisted/animal-engaged therapies, 2) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), 3) neurofeedback, and 4) yoga. The session will examine each strategy in terms of the neuroscience that informs the intervention and the related psychological, physiological, cognitive, and behavioral changes that produce and promote their effective use in treatment.