Depresssion vs. Sadness . . . Learning to Know the Differences

The Howell Foundation Evening Series proudly presents: Depression vs. Sadness…Learning to Know the Differences with Dr. Christina Zampitella, FT, Psy.D.

We all experience times in our lives when we are sad, but at what point is sadness considered depression?

Recognizing the differences, as well as learning to identify when you may need professional intervention, is important wisdom to have. But before you decide to take that step, you can learn some pragmatic, integrative ways to take care of yourself, feel better, and increase hope. Hope is a key feeling in managing sadness and/or depression. You will learn these skills, and how to determine when you are improving.

In this presentation, attendees will:

• Be able to distinguish sadness from depression
• Identify when professional help is needed
• Learn pragmatic, integrative skills to improve hope while decreasing sadnessor depression
• Determine when sadness or depression is improving

Register NOW for FREE:

Online: www.howellfoundation.org
By Phone: 858.412.4550
*Registration Required

Save the Date!

When: October 14, 2014
Where: The McMillin Center, Liberty Station (Bldg 117),
2875 Dewey Rd., San Diego, CA 92106
Time: 5:00-6:00pm – Registration and hors d’oevres (cash bar)
6:00-7:30 – Program

About the Speaker

Dr. Christina Zampitella, FT, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist at Integrative Psychological and Assessment Services in San Diego, CA. She holds a Fellow of Thanatology (expert in death, loss, and grief), is a professional speaker, and an adjunct professor at National University and Marian University. She holds a doctorate degree, with an integrative psychology emphasis, from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University in San Diego. Her doctoral research focused on the use of nature rituals in the management of grief.

She focuses her teaching, research, publications, and presentations on grief studies, ADHD, and integrative psychology. Her therapeutic work with clients focuses on a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, communication problems, and stress. She was the lead developer and faculty of the Post Graduate Certificate Program in Bereavement Studies at the former Center for Integrative Health in San Diego, CA, and has created multiple undergraduate and graduate level courses in death, loss, and grief and spirituality. Dr. Zampitella presents nationally on topics associated with grief and ADHD, and has been featured on CBS, NBC, and FOX News, as well as in ELLE Magazine.

Dr. Zampitella was also the recipient of the Outstanding Doctor of Psychology Award from CSPP.

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