Hours: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Mind Over Mood is an evidence-based cognitive therapy developed by Dennis Greenberger, Ph.D and Christine A. Padesky, Ph.D. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy illustrates how automatic thoughts lead to emotions which influences our behaviors. Unhelpful automatic thoughts followed by intense emotions can cause depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and other behavioral issues, which affects our daily functioning, relationships with others, and ability to reach our goals and values.
Essentially, different thoughts or interpretations of an event or situation can lead to different moods in the same situation. Since moods or emotions can be distressing and may lead to behavior with consequences (such as isolation, sleep issues, interpersonal problems, avoidance, substance misuse), it is important to identify what you are thinking and to check the accuracy of your thoughts before being reactive. Cognitive therapy provides the opportunity for clients to evaluate their thoughts and situation and develop balanced helpful thoughts and perspective.
Meet the Trainer
Elizabeth Delgadillo, LCSW, is a Senior Clinical Mental Health Social Worker at the Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System in California. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from University of California at Santa Cruz and earned Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University in New York, New York. Before joining the Veterans Health Care System, she worked at Mount Sinai Hospital as a clinician, treating rescue and recovery workers from the World Trade Center attacks who experienced PTSD. Her professional interests include grief, trauma, life transitions, working with Latino/Latina veterans, women’s issues, and implementation of evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Processing Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Seeking Safety.