Cognitive Therapy of Depression

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This best-selling classic work shows how psychotherapists can effectively treat depressive disorders. Case examples illustrate a wide range of strategies and techniques.

This best-selling classic work shows how psychotherapists can effectively treat depressive disorders. Case examples illustrate a wide range of strategies and techniques.

"The authors provide a model for future therapy books on how to combine clinical description, literary sensitivity and objective ...

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Overview

This best-selling classic work shows how psychotherapists can effectively treat depressive disorders. Case examples illustrate a wide range of strategies and techniques.

This best-selling classic work shows how psychotherapists can effectively treat depressive disorders. Case examples illustrate a wide range of strategies and techniques.

"The authors provide a model for future therapy books on how to combine clinical description, literary sensitivity and objective assessment... ."--Contemporary Psychology

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Editorial Reviews

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"This book is the most important book ever written in the field of cognitive therapy. Clearly written, informative, helpful to beginning and advanced clinicians, it is a classic. For anyone interested in learning how to conduct cognitive therapy, this book is simply required reading."--Robert L. Leahy, PhD, Director, American Institute for Cognitive Therapy, NYC

"My students loved it! They appreciate its readability. They find they sit down with it and end up reading more than I assigned....It has been a great teaching tool."--Pattey Fong, California State University, Fresno

"A classic."--Archibald D. Hart, Fuller Theological Seminary, Graduate School of Psychology

"An excellent text for students of psychotherapy. It provides the therapist with an organized, practical, theoretically based treatment approach."--William P. Sacco, PhD, University of South Florida

"This volume is essential reading for clinical students and mental health professionals at all levels of experience."--Donald K. Granvold, PhD, University of Texas at Arlington

Contemporary Psychology

"Provides a model for future therapy books...."--Contemporary Psychology
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780898629194
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/1987
  • Series: Guilford Clinical Psychology and Psychopathology Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 425
  • Sales rank: 423,410
  • Product dimensions: 5.93 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

Aaron T. Beck, MD, is the founder of cognitive therapy, University Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, and President Emeritus of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Dr. Beck is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award, the American Psychological Association (APA) Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Psychiatric Association Distinguished Service Award, the Robert J. and Claire Pasarow Foundation Award for Research in Neuropsychiatry, and the Institute of Medicine's Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health and Gustav O. Lienhard Award.
A. John Rush, MD, holds the Betty Jo Hay Distinguished Chair in Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry and is Vice-Chairman for Research at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

Brian F. Shaw, PhD, is a Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Public Health Sciences at the University of Toronto, and a member of the graduate faculty in the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto.

Gary Emery, PhD, is director of the Los Angeles Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA.

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Table of Contents


1. An Overview
2. The Role of Emotions in Cognitive Therapy
3. The Therapeutic Relationship: Application to Cognitive Therapy
4. Structure of the Therapeutic Interview
5. The Initial Interview
6. Session by Session Treatment: A Typical Course of Therapy
7. Application of Behavioral Techniques
8. Cognitive Techniques
9. Focus on Target Symptoms
10. Specific Techniques for the Suicidal Patient
11. Interview with a Depressed Suicidal Patient
12. Depressogenic Assumptions
13. Integration of Homework into Therapy
14. Technical Problems
15. Problems Related to Termination and Relapse
16. Group Cognitive Therapy for Depressed
Patients
Steven D. Hollon and Brian F. Shaw
17. Cognitive Therapy and Antidepressant
Medications
18. Outcome Studies of Cognitive Therapy
Appendix: Materials
*The Beck Inventory
*Scale for Suicide Ideation
*Daily Record of Dysfunctional Thoughts
*Competency Checklist for Cognitive Therapists
*Possible Reasons for Not Doing Self-Help
Assignments
*Research Protocol for Outcome Study at Center for Cognitive Therapy
*Further Materials and Technical Aids
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