Outpatient Psychotherapy Groups
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Cedars-Sinai offers a variety of skill based outpatient psychotherapy courses. These courses are intended to teach specific skills for helping you to manage your symptoms and improve your well-being. To enroll in a group course, schedule an appointment through the Intake and Referral Center by calling (310) 423-4715.
- Future Directed Therapy™ (FDT): Depression
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Anxiety
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Depression
- Older Adults
- Women's Group
- Coping Skills
Exclusively offered at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Future Directed Therapy™ (FDT) is a new psychological intervention for depression developed to teach people to create their future with awareness and choice through the use of well-established psychological principles and cutting edge cognitive science. Research has shown that anticipating a positive future is the true to key to well-being and mental health. Yet when many people think of the future they experience negative emotions such as anxiety, fear, self-doubt, confusion and feelings of being overwhelmed. Most people have a very limited understanding about how the future is actually created and can only operate in a default mode which they learned from past experiences. However, your past does not have to define who you are or where you are going. We all have the ability to learn new ways of thinking and to choose who we want to be. FDT educates people about the basic psychological process by which humans create their future with their thoughts and behaviors and teaches an advanced set of skills to help people gain greater awareness and control over this process. The FDT skills are generally taught in a small group based setting over a 10 week period and coaching is provided to reinforce the learning process. Clinical research is being conducted using FDT. Current results indicate FDT is effective at significantly improving overall quality of life and reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Patients are taught to utilize CBT techniques to understand the relationship between their thoughts, feelings and behavior and be able to employ strategies to maximize healthy living. Techniques specifically address modifying thoughts and behaviors. Group treatment for anxiety disorders has been shown to be an innovative treatment option to significantly reduce symptoms in an efficient, effective manner.
Patients are taught to utilize CBT techniques to understand the relationship between their thoughts, feelings and behavior and be able to employ strategies to maximize healthy living. Techniques specifically address modifying thoughts and behavior. Group treatment for depression has been shown to be an innovative treatment option to significantly reduce symptoms in an efficient, effective manner.
This process group focuses on interpersonal relations, self-esteem, mild depression and anxiety. The group addresses the dynamics that occur during session, helping to facilitate patient change, growth and heightened self awareness.
This interactive therapeutic group is designed to give older adults an opportunity to discuss issues related to the aging process, including changes in lifestyle, personal loss, new roles, retirement, depression, anxiety, physical limitations, interpersonal relationships and coping strategies. Most patients are age sixty and older.
This ongoing group gives women an opportunity to get support and learn about experiences of others. This is a process group, as well as an educational group. There is time for individuals to talk about issues that concern them.
This coping group is a psychodynamic support group for individuals with long-standing mood and thought disorders. The group's focus is to increase healthier communication and socialization skills. The group also helps enhance or develop new skills to cope with stressors, anxiety and frustration to promote better meds compliance and reduce the rate of rehospitalization.