Adult Depression

Adult Depression

The topic of this presentation is Depression in adulthood. Often times, people fail to understand hat Depression is actually an umbrella term that encompasses a variety of different forms of depressive disorders. The different types of Depression are serious mood disorders that often impact individual's relationships, occupation status and overall quality of life. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reports that Major Depressive Disorder is one of the leading causes of disability for adults between the ages of 15 and 44 in the United States. In fact, the most recent estimates reported by NIMH state that Major Depressive Disorder affects approximately 14.8 million American adults. This program will promote a comprehensive understanding of Depressive Disorders by including information related to: the history of depressive disorders in adults, common characteristics of Depressive Disorders, believed causes of Depressive Disorders, evaluation and diagnosis, the clinical treatment of Depressive Disorders and prevention.

Topic: Adult Depression

Approved by: BACB

Your Instructor

Dr. Al Restori
Dr. Al Restori

Dr. Alberto Restori received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside in 1998. After completing his doctoral studies, Dr. Restori worked for the Long Beach Unified School District as a Lead Psychologist overseeing middles schools and alternative placement schools. Dr. Restori is a Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP) in California and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Dr. Restori is an Associate Professor and coordinator of the school psychology program at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). In addition to his position at CSUN, he is a consultant and Independent Evaluator for numerous school districts including Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). His research interests include Response-to-Intervention (RTI) for children experiencing both academic and behavioral challenges, functional assessment and positive behavior support for children at-risk for behavioral difficulties within the school setting, and risk/protective factors and intervention for youth gang involvement. His teaching interests include assessment and intervention of children at-risk for learning disabilities, assessment and intervention for children with behavioral challenges, and law and ethics for educational psychologists and behavior analysts. Dr. Restori is fluent in both English and Spanish.

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