Depression can affect anyone, anywhere, and at any time. This presentation will determine effective strategies to assess for depression and how to move forward from that point.
This presentation will provide an introduction to the assessment and treatment of depression. It will include general information about depression and associated diagnoses, common signs and symptoms across the lifespan, and tools to help providers with assessment and risk management. The presentation will also outline current treatment options for depression, including review of brief interventions and skills that can be taught to patients.
Lauren Hoffman, Psy.D.
Lauren Hoffman, Psy.D., is an assistant professor of medical psychology in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and clinical psychologist at the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD). Dr. Hoffman specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, and depressive disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults. Her research has examined parent-child agreement on treatment goals, the relationship between bullying and emotional distress, and the development of novel technology, such as virtual reality, to improve access to care for young adults with anxiety.
Dr. Hoffman received her B.A. with honors in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. Dr. Hoffman completed her predoctoral clinical internship at NYU Child Study Center/Bellevue Hospital Center, where she worked in outpatient, emergency department, partial hospital, and inpatient settings.