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About the Course

The lecturer, Lucia Hall has for a long time been interested in the topic of depression and related mood disorders. This course was developed to give practitioners a more thorough understanding of depression, including assessment and treatment. The Biopsychosocial model is, by its name and nature, integrated. To this approach Lucia will add many interesting and exciting aspects taken from CBT, Multimodal Therapy, Mental State Examination procedures, working with suicide ideation, and treating some of the frequent comorbidities including anxiety and trauma. Treatments based on the type of mood disorder and the level of the disorder will be addressed.

The course will be held on two days and will cover the following topics and more:

Day One

  • Identify the epidemiological factors involved in depression
  • Describe the clinical presentation of mild, moderate & severe depression
  • Describe the clinical features of Dysthymia, Cyclothymia, SAD, Post Natal Depression & minor affective disorders (mixed anxiety & depressive disorder)
  • Identify some important elements of differential diagnosis for Depressive Disorders – how do you know which is which?
  • Identify the aetiological (causal) factors involved in depression using the biopsychosocial model
  • Construct a Multimodal Second Order Modality Profile for Mood Disorders

Day Two

  • Explain some of the key components of psychiatric history and common words used in a Mental State examination
  • Complete a Mental State Examination for Mood Disorders
  • Discuss the relationship between depression and trauma
  • Discuss assessment, treatment, and maintenance strategies from a Biopsychosocial viewpoint.
  • Identify ways to maintain spiritual health
  • Bibliography Workshop Registration

Fee: £260 which includes lunch and refreshments during breaks Time: 9:45 – 16:30

Venue: Bracknell Office A convenient Bracknell location with free parking and close to the train station.

The lecuturer, Lucia Hall has for a long time been interested in the topic of depression and related mood disorders. Feedback revealed how concerned these people were that they were often unhappy with the outcomes they were getting from their approach. This course was developed to address this and to give practitioners a more thorough understanding of depression, including assessment and treatment.

About Lucia Hall, Director of ICS Ltd

Lucia Hall is a psychological therapist, traumatologist, university lecturer, trainer, communication coach, clinical hypnotherapist and supervisor. She was originally from Panama but moved to the United States where she was a social worker in the Family and Child Protection units in Detroit, Michigan. She met and married her British husband in the USA and they eventually moved to England.

Lucia studied her MSc. in Mental Health at Guy’s Hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital & Kings College School of Medicine/ Institute of Psychiatry. She is an EMDR practitioner (Level 3) and is trainer for MBTI (Levels 2 & 3). Additional specialised training includes Schema Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP), CBT Trauma Focused Therapy, Imagery Rescripting & Reprocessing Therapy (IRRT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), Lifespan Integration (LI) and several other trauma focused processes. Lucia also has a diploma in hypnotherapy (DipH).
Lucia has taught at several colleges and universities in the UK as well as being an external course examiner. She is a consultant traumatologist for the insurance and legal professions and in addition has a great deal of experience in working with depression and anxiety. She owns Integrative Cognitive Solutions Limited, which is a psychotherapy, supervision and training company. Lucia is a member of many professional bodies including BABCP, MBACP, EMDR UK, GHR, NCP (Fellow), UKPTS and ESTSS.


ICS is Lucia’s training company and she also owns The Transformation Centre, which specialises in treating trauma and has clinics In London and Berkshire.


Currently Lucia is teaching a Postgraduate Diploma in Trauma & PTSD that she created to give participants a systematic and thorough approach for assisting trauma clients. This course was created as Lucia found that other courses were theory-heavy, but typically left participants without a clearly defined and practical approach to processing client’s trauma. Lucia also teaches several trauma workshops that are accredited by the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) and recognised by the United Kingdom Psychological Trauma Society (UKPTS). These courses lead to a Certificate in Traumatology recognised throughout Europe.


Cancellations in writing up to 2 weeks prior to the event will receive a refund of the fee, minus a 20% administration fee. Cancellations received within 1 weeks or less of the workshops are non-refundable.

ICS reserves the right to cancel the workshop if there are insufficient numbers of delegates. In this case full refunds will, of course, be given.

CPD certificates are issued with each course and can be used toward the IFEAL EFHD Trauma and PTSD training.