This cognitive behavioral self-help ICP workbook is designed for use by a depressed patient. This book can be used to support the ICP intervention of a primary care provider or may be used in its own right as a home-based treatment. When used in the context of on-site mental health services, this book supports the brief 2-4 hour ICP behavioral health intervention. It focuses heavily on building coping skills that have been shown empirically to reduce depression. Each unit addresses a particular coping skill, then encourages the patient to form a self-directed coping plan to implement that skill in daily life in a direct and immediate way. The book also presents optional skills units for patients and a 'planning for the future' section that supports relapse prevention planning. Research indicates that this type of self-help, self-directed care material is viewed as preferable to usual care by patients.
Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)
Meet the Author
Patricia Robinson, PhD, is a director of clinical services at Mountainview Consulting Group, Inc., a firm specializing in providing consultation for health care systems seeking to integrate behavioral health services into primary care settings. She was a member of a pioneering research team that explored primary care-based behavioral health care in the 1990s. She then moved on to refine the primary care behavioral health model and apply it to delivery of health care services to underserved people in rural America, including migrant farm workers and members of the Yakima Nation. Robinson has consulted with numerous public and private health and mental health care systems, including the United States Air Force and the San Francisco Department of Public Health. She is the author of numerous articles, book chapters, and six books, including Real Behavior Change in Primary Care, and is coauthor of The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression.