Behavioral Activation for Depression: A Clinician's Guide

Behavioral Activation for Depression: A Clinician's Guide

by Christopher R. Martell, Sona Dimidjian, Ruth Herman-Dunn
     
 

ISBN-10: 160623515X

ISBN-13: 9781606235157

Pub. Date: 01/18/2010

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

From leading experts in behavioral activation research and clinical practice, this volume presents an empirically tested approach for helping clients overcome depression by becoming active and engaged in their own lives. Behavioral activation is a stand-alone treatment whose principles can be integrated easily with other approaches that therapists already use.

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Overview

From leading experts in behavioral activation research and clinical practice, this volume presents an empirically tested approach for helping clients overcome depression by becoming active and engaged in their own lives. Behavioral activation is a stand-alone treatment whose principles can be integrated easily with other approaches that therapists already use. Guidelines are presented for identifying individualized treatment targets, monitoring and scheduling "antidepressant" activities—experiences that are likely to be rewarding and pleasurable—and decreasing avoidance and ruminative thinking. Rich clinical illustrations include an extended case example that runs throughout the book. More than 20 activity planning forms, worksheets, and other reproducible materials are featured, which book purchasers can also download and print.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606235157
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
01/18/2010
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


1. Introduction: The Development of Behavioral Activation
2. The Core Principles of Behavioral Activation
3. The Structure and Style of Therapy
4. Identifying the Ingredients of the Behavioral Antidepressant
5. Activity Scheduling and Structuring
6. Solving Problems and Countering Avoidance
7. How Thinking Can Be Problematic Behavior
8. Troubleshooting Problems with Activation
9. Tying It All Together: Relapse Prevention and Beyond
Appendix 1. Charts and Worksheets for Depressed Clients
Appendix 2. Notebook and Weekly Therapy Plan
Appendix 3. Notebook and Posttherapy Plan
Appendix 4. ACTIVATE Reference Sheet for Therapists

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