Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series | “Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Enduring or are Antidepressant Medications Iatrogenic”, Stephen Hollan, PhD

Monday, December 11, 2017 12:00pm

The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Center for Research on Families’ Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series:

“Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Enduring or are Antidepressant Medications Iatrogenic”
Stephen Hollan, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Human Development, Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychological Sciences, Vanderbilt University

Monday, December 11, 2017 | 12:00 p.m.
Room 160W, Commonwealth Honors College, UMass Amherst

Does the addition of antidepressant medications to cognitive therapy (CT) have an iatrogenic effect that interferes with CT’s known enduring effect on depression? Might the combination possibly prolong the length of the underlying episode? In his talk, Dr. Hollon will present his research findings, which raise concerns that CT provided in combination with medication does little to prevent recurrence of depression.

Stephen Hollan, PhD is a Professor of Psychology and Human Development and Professor of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Hollan’s primary interest lies in the etiology and treatment of depression in adults. His work extends from basic psychopathology to prevention and treatment. He is particularly interested in the relative contribution of cognitive and biological processes to depression, and how the relative efficacies of psychosocial versus pharmacological interventions compare. A current interest is the prevention of depression, both with respect to its initial onset and subsequent recurrence following successful treatment.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED.

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Contact: Angela Russo at angelarusso@umass.edu

This lecture is sponsored by the Center for Research on Families’ Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series. The Center for Research on Families (CRF) is an endowed interdisciplinary research center in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.   The Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series brings internationally recognized speakers with expertise in family research to campus each year. The lecture series began in 1999 through an endowment established in memory of Tay Gavin Erickson.