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Unhelpful Thinking—Practical Strategies to Overcome Negative Thinking

March 28, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am


WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This workshop is designed for persons with depression and related mental health conditions. Their families and significant others, as well as care providers may attend. The community, mental health and healthcare professionals are also welcome. 

OVERVIEW: Unhelpful thinking is typically an automatic and unconscious internal response to life events. Most of the time, these habitual thought patterns go unnoticed until a person experiences negative emotion (e.g. anxiety or depression). This session will help bring awareness to these thought patterns and present research-based strategies to consciously move through unhelpful thinking patterns.

 OBJECTIVES: After attending this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the most common unhelpful thinking styles that cause emotional distress.
  • Understand cognitive behavioral therapy’s approach to resolve unhelpful thinking patterns.
  • Recognize how mindfulness practices effect emotional well- being. 

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Mental Health America of the Heartland is a pre-approved provider for social workers through the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB) Provider Number 17-007. This continuing education provider is approved 1.5 hours for social workers and accepted for psychologists, professional counselors, masters prepared psychologists, marriage and family therapists and addiction counselors. For licensed professionals, please bring license # to the workshop to receive your CEU Certificate of Attendance. 1.5 CEU’s (Certificate of Attendance).

Please complete and return a registration form with payment by March 23, 2018.

Deah Robinson is a counselor and psychology instructor at Metropolitan Community College – Longview. She also runs a successful coaching business, where she helps women live passionately in their purpose. She received her degree in Counseling and Educational Psychology from Kansas State University. For the past 13 years, Deah has worked in social services, higher education, and counseling. In her personal life, Deah loves social justice, animals with paws, and the color pink.


March 28, 2018
9:30 am - 11:00 am


Stacy Davis
(913) 281-2221 (ext. 112)


Children’s Campus of Kansas City
444 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66101 United States
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