Identifying and Addressing Depression in Youth

  • On-Demand Webinar
  • Recorded on Friday, November 2, 2018
  • 1.5 hour training
  • FREE for YIPA members
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Learners' Own Words

"Great presentation about how depression presents in youth and reinforcing the importance of coping skills."

"This was a fantastic training with lots of tools and resources."

"Lisa is knowledgeable in the area of depression and created a wrap around view of what depression looks like and how we can support youth!"

Your Training Description

Youth depression is on the rise in the United States. As a youth worker, it’s important to be aware of the red flags and learn when and how to intervene. Having a basic understanding of what to look for and how to help gives you skills to support youth struggling with depression. There are different types of depressive disorders, but you don’t need to know them all or be a psychologist to help youth with depression. Learn how depression develops in youth and how to identify warning signs.

Your Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the development of depression in youth
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of depression in youth
  • Acquire 2-3 coping strategies that you can teach a youth to help them manage their depression

Your Trainer

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Dr. Lisa Herman is the founder of Synergy eTherapy, an online telemental health group practice. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in both Minnesota and New York and has years of clinical experience working with youth and adults who suffer from a wide range of mental health concerns including anxiety disorders. Before moving back to her hometown of Minneapolis, Dr. Lisa worked in New York City as a clinical director for a grant-funded substance abuse treatment program for youth at St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center, Child and Family Institute. During this time, Dr. Lisa was also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology (in Psychiatry) at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she enjoyed teaching and supervising psychology and psychiatry trainees. Dr. Lisa currently lives in Minneapolis with her family and they enjoy fishing, cooking, spending time with extended family, traveling, and playing music!

Your Competency Focus Area


Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around a broad framework of eight youth work competencies. The competency focus of this training is: MENTAL HEALTH BASICS.

Build your understanding of prevalent mental health issues among youth today, learn how to connect youth with appropriate mental health resources, and practice good self-care strategies.

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This training will count as 1.5 CE hours for most boards. Please contact your board directly with questions on submitting. You are encouraged to print or save this training information as a PDF for your records.