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Overcoming Depression and Anxiety: What Lawyers Can Do To Lead a More Balanced and Meaningful Life


Level: Advanced
Runtime: 92 minutes
Recorded Date: September 20, 2017
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Agenda

  • Sadness v. Depression: What's the difference?
  • Depression/anxiety statistics for lawyers
  • Causes of depression/anxiety unique to the legal profession
  • Solutions
  • Closing Argument
Runtime: 1 hour and 32 minutes
Recorded: September 20, 2017

Description

Lawyers suffer from depression at a rate almost three times that of the general public. Anxiety is also a significant problem, with attorneys struggling at a rate double that of non-lawyers. What explains the high percentage of lawyers with mental health problems? What are some solutions?

This program was recorded on September 20th, 2017.

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Panelists

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Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D.

Psychologist
Wehrenberg Constultations

Individualized or group coaching to help achieve goals Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D., is a coach and therapist, an author, and an international trainer and speaker on topics related to psychotherapy for anxiety and depression, stress management and optimizing anxiety for achievement. She is a practicing psychologist, coaching for anxiety management and providing psychotherapy for anxiety and depression disorders. She has been a trainer of therapists for 25 years, and she is a sought-after speaker for continuing education seminars, consistently getting the highest ratings from participants for her dynamic style and high quality content. Her individualized coaching for panic, worry and social anxiety has helped professionals from entrepreneurs to corporate executives, from sales personnel to IT specialists.

Margaret is a frequent contributor to the award-winning Psychotherapy Networker magazine and has produced Relaxation for Tension and Worry, an audio file for breathing, muscle relaxation and imagery to relax. Audio and DVD versions of her trainings are available for obtaining CEU’s. She has 7 books on topics of anxiety and depression published by W.W. Norton,a and a workbook, Stress Solutions, published by PESI.

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Daniel T. Lukasik

Of Counsel
Maxwell Murphy, LLP

Dan is the Attorney of Counsel at Maxwell Murphy, LLC.

Dan graduated from Buffalo State College with a degree in psychology, magna cum laude, in 1984, and the University at Buffalo School of Law, cum laude, in 1988.

Dan’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, AARP magazine, The National Law Journal, The Huffington Post, Esperanza magazine, on CNN, and many other national and international publications. Click here for a complete list. He has lectured around the country on the topics of stress, anxiety, and depression.

Dan is the Executive Producer for of the original documentary, “A Terrible Melancholy: Depression in the Legal Profession,” which has been viewed by mental health organizations, colleges, and universities around the country. He was the recipient of Roger Stone Public Advocacy Award from the Mental Health Association of Erie County, the Spirit Award from Compeer, an organization dedicated to pairing mentors with people struggling with mental illness, the Public Service Merit Award from the New York State Bar Association, and The Distinguished Alumni Award for Public Service from his law school alma mater for his work in assisting those with depression in his community.


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