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College of Arts and Sciences Full Professor Lecture

Sep 12, 2013
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Waterman Bldg 338 (Memorial Lounge)

College of Arts and Sciences Full Professor Lecture; Kelly Rohan, Professor, Department of Psychology.

"Thinking Outside the Light Box: New Ways to Treat and Prevent the Winter Blues"

Central dogma in the field of winter depression has previously viewed seasonal affective disorder (SAD) as a purely biological subtype of depression. Professor Rohan's research suggests that psychological models and treatments for depression are relevant to SAD. She will explain how thoughts and behaviors play a role in triggering the winter blues and how a form of psychotherapy called cognitive-behavioral therapy can effectively treat and even prevent SAD episodes. She will also present new data from her clinical trial comparing light therapy to cognitive-behavioral therapy in adults with SAD.

Price: Free and open to the public
Sponsor: A&S Dean' s Ofc

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