The Faculty of Graduate Studies for Childhood at Ain Shams University organized a course entitled "Application of group cognitive-behavioral therapy for children and their families to treat depression in children" Providing Cognitive-behavioral group therapy for both children and their parents for treatment of Childhood Depression, under the patronage of Prof. Dr. Mahmoud El-Metini, President of Ain Shams University, Prof. Dr. Hesham Tamraz, Vice President for Community Service and Environmental Development, Prof. Dr. Howayda Al-Gebali, Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies for Childhood, under the supervision of a. Dr.. Ahmed Al-Kahki, director of the Center for the Care of People with Special Needs, coordinated by a. Dr. Manal Omar, Head of the Psychiatry Unit and Professor in the Medical Department.
The course extended over the course of Sunday and Monday 26-27/6/ 2022, during which Dr. Nermin Nabil Fawzy, a specialist in psychiatry, explained during the events that negative cognitive patterns that cuase depression arise during childhood from interactions with the surrounding environment, especially within the family. Therefore, the lecture presented an approach targeting psychological disorders in children as well as parents through the provision of collective cognitive-behavioral therapy. For children and their families, separately in the treatment of depressive disorder in children, instead of relying only on modifying cognitive patterns in children directly, modifying negative cognitive patterns related to parents themselves and their children indirectly modify cognitive patterns in children through imitation that parents introduce their children Role models for healthy adaptive cognitive patterns to help them overcome depressive disorder.
The workshop also included hands-on training in CBT techniques with session simulations.