Clinic Director: Kevin Haworth, PhD (he/him/his)
The Depression Treatment Clinic is a specialty clinic that providers evaluation and treatment for those that have mental health concerns that are related to symptoms of depression. We focus on treating adults that struggle with a depressed mood, sadness, hopelessness, and/or a lack of motivation. We take an evidence-based approach to assess a client’s needs, track treatment progress, and conduct treatment planning. Our clinic primary uses Behavioral Activation (BA) as a treatment for depression. Behavioral Activation is an evidence-based treatment that focuses on helping clients increase engagement in their lives by identifying activities that align with their values, scheduling in these activities, and addressing barriers that get in the way. To effectively address these barriers, we may utilize various therapeutic techniques and skills-based training. Below are a few examples of how we might incorporate other therapeutic methods:
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills training to address difficulties with dysregulated emotion and interpersonal difficulties.
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to change the relationship with difficult thoughts and beliefs
- Exposure-based Therapies to address social anxiety
Therapy is conducted by graduate students in our Clinical Psychology PhD Program under the supervision of Dr. Haworth.