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Houston, TX 77204-5017 Fax: 713.743.8199

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 17, 2007

Contact: Contact: Mike Emery
713.743.8186 (office)
713.415.6551 (pager)
pemery@uh.edu

LOW-COST GROUP THERAPY FOR DEPRESSION AVAILABLE AT UH

Millions of Americans suffer from depression, yet people often endure its effects in isolation. Thanks to the University of Houston Psychology Research and Services Center (PRSC), Houstonians experiencing depression no longer have to go through it alone.

The PRSC is offering low-cost group therapy treatment through its Depression Research Clinic (DRC). Small groups led by graduate student therapists under the supervision of UH psychology faculty will meet for 90-minute sessions once a week for 12 weeks.

“We have evaluated this therapy program in a number of studies funded by federal research grants and found it to be effective. Now, we are trying to offer it to the public at affordable rates while training new therapists,” said Lynn P. Rehm, professor of psychology.

The DRC offers a structured cognitive-behavioral group therapy program for adults who are experiencing clinical depression. This self-management therapy program teaches people about the nature of depression and how to counteract different components of the disorder. Free individual assessments conducted before, during and after treatment are aimed at continuing to evaluate the program’s effectiveness for each participant.

The groups are open to any interested adult. For costs, assessment appointments and general information, please call the PRSC at 713-743-8600.

WHAT:
Group therapy depression treatment
WHERE:
Psychology Research and Services Center
University of Houston
4505 Cullen Blvd. – Entrance 8
Houston, TX 75204
WHO:
UH Depression Research Clinic
CONTACT:
713-743-8600

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