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Depression - Mod A: Prevalence and Impact of Depression

Depression - Mod A: Prevalence and Impact of Depression

Depression - Mod A: Prevalence and Impact of Depression

Betsy B. Waterman, PhD, CAS, MS, BS & Ellen Fink-Samnick, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP
Betsy B. Waterman, PhD, CAS, MS, BS & Ellen Fink-Samnick, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP
on behalf of Athena Forum Institute

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Launch date: 09 Apr 2018
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Last updated: 04 Oct 2018

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Description

Depression has been a problem in society for centuries but, as this module shows, a thorough understanding of the illness is still developing. The module begins by looking at how different cultures and eras have treated depression—from a legitimate disease to a demonic influence or a character flaw—and how different stigmas today still hinder patients with depression. The module then explores how the mental illness affects its victims’ productivity, how it impacts overall global health, and how it plays into a risk for suicide. Finally, the module looks at how the DSM-5 (the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) is changing how the illness is classified for healthcare professionals.

Objectives

Review depression through the ages
On completion of this course, the learner will be able to review depression through the ages
Describe societal views on depression
On completion of this course, the learner will be able to describe societal views on depression
Discuss the economic and societal impact of depression
On completion of this course, the learner will be able to discuss the economic and societal impact of depression
Describe the global burden of disease
On completion of this course, the learner will be able to describe the global burden of disease
Review the relationship between depression and suicide
On completion of this course, the learner will be able to review the relationship between depression and suicide
Identify relevant changes in DSM-5
On completion of this course, the learner will be able to identify relevant changes in DSM-5
Betsy B. Waterman, PhD, CAS, MS, BS & Ellen Fink-Samnick, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP

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Betsy B. Waterman, PhD, CAS, MS, BS & Ellen Fink-Samnick, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP
on behalf of Athena Forum Institute

Dr. Betsy B Waterman is a professor emeritus and past department chair of the Counseling and Psychological Services at the State University of New York at Oswego in Oswego, NY. Dr. Waterman has served as a professor since the late 1980’s.

Dr. Waterman has also provided direct behavioral health care in a variety of settings including a private practice. She is currently semiretired but remains active in the behavioral health field, in particular, her work as the supervisor of the Behavioral Health Department at the Northern Oswego County Health Services Center, Inc, located in Pulaski, NY. In this capacity, she provides regular supervision for Social Workers and Mental Health Counselors who provide direct counseling services to clients and is available to medical staff for consultations on the behavioral health needs of their patients.

Dr. Waterman is passionate about improving the education of behavioral health professionals and in improving the delivery of services to those in need. She has published a number of articles on various related subjects.

Dr. Waterman received her BS in Elementary Education with a concentration in social services in 1983, an MS, CAR in Counseling and Psychological Services with an emphasis on School Psychology 1986, her PhD in School Psychology in 1990, and was licensed as a Psychologist in the State of NY, in 1995. // Ellen Fink-Samnick, Director of Social Work Education at Athena Forum Institute and Principal of EFS Supervision Strategies, LLC, empowers the ethical lens of the Health & Mental Health workforce through professional speaking, mentoring and consultation. A healthcare industry leader for over 30 years, Ellen has received global recognition for her Professional Resilience Paradigm©, E-Tech Ethics© and Transdisciplinary Case Management©. She is a popular presenter and Ellen is known and respected as, ""The Ethical Compass of Case Management.""

In addition, Ellen is a frequently-published and respected author with articles published in diverse journals and translated into many languages. With Teresa Treiger, Ellen is co-author of the book COLLABORATE® for Professional Case Management: A Universal Competency-Based Paradigm, 1st edition, published by Wolters Kluwer in Spring 2015.

Ms Fink-Samnick's focus spans roles as professional speaker, educator, mentor, author and regulatory specialist. Her passion is evident whether serving as Adjunct Faculty for George Mason University's College of Health & Human Services, Licensure Portability expert, Case Management Mentor, Moderator on Social Media for Ellen's Ethical Lens©, Editorial Board Member for Lippincott's Professional Case Management, Trainer for the National Association of Social Workers of Virginia or Clinical Social Work Supervisor.

Ms Fink-Samnick is a 2011 Ethics Category Honorable Mention for the Dorland Health People Awards, recipient of the 2011 Master Teacher Award for George Mason University's College of Health & Human Services, and 2016 Award of Service Excellence for the Case Management Society of America.

She was elected to the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) Board of Directors in 2017 and has served in numerous leadership roles for CMSA and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). She is a contributor to CMSA's Career & Knowledge Pathways Project and Co-Facilitator of their Social Work/Behavioral Health Community of Practice. Ellen served as a Commissioner for the Commission for Case Manager Certification and past Chair of their Ethics & Professional Conduct Committee.

Ellen is a Board Certified Case Manager, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Rehabilitation Provider, who continues to share her wealth of social work and case management knowledge and professional expertise to programs with the Athena Forum Institute both as a Course Director and as a Contributing Faculty member.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 1.50 Hours
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 1.50 Hours

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