Overcoming Depression: A Cognitive Therapy Approach Therapist Guide / Edition 2by Mark Gilson, Arthur Freeman
Pub. Date: 04/24/2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This therapist guide is designed to give mental health professionals the necessary tools to assess and treat a broad range of mood disorders, particularly depression. Based on the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy, the Taming the BEAST (TTB) program helps patients develop a set of coping strategies and skills to proactively manage their depressed mood.… See more details below
This therapist guide is designed to give mental health professionals the necessary tools to assess and treat a broad range of mood disorders, particularly depression. Based on the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy, the Taming the BEAST (TTB) program helps patients develop a set of coping strategies and skills to proactively manage their depressed mood.
Using the acronym BEAST, treatment modules address biology, emotions, activity, situations, and thoughts. Each module comes complete with step-by-step instructions for delivering treatment including outlines and lists of materials needed. In-session exercises as well as home assignments help motivate the patient and allow for the monitoring of progress.
Written by experts in the field, this guide comes complete with chapters on assessment, socialization, and termination. The TTB program offers both therapist and patient a roadmap for overcoming the depression 'beast.'
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introductory Information for Therapists
Chapter 2: Assessment of Depression
Chapter 3: Socialization
Chapter 4: Biology
Chapter 5: Emotions
Chapter 6: Activity
Chapter 7: Life Situations and Vulnerability
Chapter 8: Thoughts
Chapter 9: Relapse Prevention
Chapter 10: Ending Treatment
Appendix of Forms
Antidepressant Medications Chart
About the Authors
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