Depression: About the Knowledge Center

The WebPsychology Depression Knowledge Center is a collaboration between the University of Colorado (CU) Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center and WebPsychology.

The University of Colorado Depression Center and The Institute for Depression Studies and Treatment opened in 2008 with a goal to better understand, identify and treat people with depression, bipolar disorder and related conditions such as anxiety and sleep disorders. The CU Board of Regents voted in 2015 to rename the center the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center after the Johnson Family Foundation established a $10 million grant to support a broad array of mental-health program priorities. Operating within the University of Colorado School of Medicine, the Center has three core areas: Research, Clinical Care and Community Programs /Education. Together, these three program areas create a comprehensive approach to care for people with mood disorders.

Most of the materials in this section were developed for WebPsychology by Depression Center licensed psychologists, Dr. Sam Hubley and Dr. Dana Steidtmann. Dr. Hubley earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and completed his internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University. Dr. Steidtmann earned her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas, where she worked on a team developing and evaluating a new method of cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression. She completed her training at Stanford University, where her research focused on enhancing the effectiveness of treatment for chronic depression and improving health care affordability. The information in this section is meant to inform, support and guide those suffering from depression. It also meant for those who believe they or their loved ones, suffer from the disorder.  WebPsychology is honored to have had the opportunity to collaborate with the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center and these two distinguised psychologists.