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Gender Differences in Depression: A Marital Therapy Approach

by The Ackerman Institute, Peggy Papp
This emotionally compelling video features a series of real clinical sessions in which the Depression Project's treatment team works with a severely depressed couple.

Gender Differences in Depression: A Marital Therapy Approach
The Depression Project at the Ackerman Institute for the Family has pioneered a marital therapy approach that addresses the cultural gender "mandates" that predispose men and women to depression and undermine intimate relationships.

This emotionally compelling video features a series of real clinical sessions in which the Depression Project's treatment team works with a severely depressed couple to help reduce marital discord, alleviate each partner's feelings of despair, and bolster the couple's sense of competency and satisfaction within the marriage.
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By watching this video you will learn to help couples:

• Restore a sense of connection as individuals and within the couple
• Redistribute and equalize responsibility in relationships
• Develop new skills and competencies in their work, family life, social interactions, and marital relations
• Modify stereotypic gender patterns that undermine the health of a relationship and exacerbate depression

By watching this video you will also learn:

• How men's and women's self-esteem is shaped by social and cultural forces
• The distinct elements that trigger depression in men and women
• The different ways husbands and wives of depressed partners handle their partner's depression
Length of video: 0:44:00
Number of Discs: 1
English subtitles available on: Stream
This DVD plays in All Regions
Individual ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-052-X
Individual ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-052-1
Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-053-8
Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-053-8
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Peggy PappPeggy Papp is a senior faculty member at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, and founder and Director of Ackerman's Depression and Gender Project. An internationally renowned therapist and presenter for her innovative contributions to family therapy, she is the author of the book The Process of Change, co-author of the book, The Invisible Web: Gender Patterns in Family Relationships, and editor of Couples on the Faultline: New Directions for Therapists.

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CE credits: 4
Learning objectives:

  • Increase understanding of strategies for helping couples recognize, address and recover from depression in one or both partners.
  • Increase awareness of the distinct elements that tend to trigger depression in men and in women.
  • Consider different ways husbands and wives of depressed partners tend to handle their partner's depression.