Overcoming Depression: A Cognitive Therapy Approach for Taming the Depression Beast, Client Workbook

Overcoming Depression: A Cognitive Therapy Approach for Taming the Depression Beast, Client Workbook

by Mark Gilson, Arthur Freeman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195183819

ISBN-13: 9780195183818

Pub. Date: 01/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This cognitive-behavioral family intervention addresses obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in young children (ages 5-8). Both parents and children are taught "tools" to help them understand, manage, and reduce OCD symptoms. Exposure with response prevention (E/RP) is the main component of treatment. In E/RP, the patient is exposed to the feared situation, and the

Overview

This cognitive-behavioral family intervention addresses obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in young children (ages 5-8). Both parents and children are taught "tools" to help them understand, manage, and reduce OCD symptoms. Exposure with response prevention (E/RP) is the main component of treatment. In E/RP, the patient is exposed to the feared situation, and the usual response (i.e. the ritual or avoidance behavior) is prevented until anxiety decreases. The workbook is for families to use to review the skills learned in therapy and carry out home practice. It includes forms for parents and children to complete.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195183818
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Series:
Treatments That Work
Edition description:
Workbook
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
10.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Beginning Questions and Answers1
A General Overview of Depression1
What Makes This Program Different?2
How Does the Program Work?2
What Is Depression?3
Case Examples4
James4
Betty5
Ellen5
Identifying Symptoms5
Naming the Problem7
Major Depressive Disorder7
Dysthymic Disorder7
Adjustment Disorder with Depressed Mood7
Mood Disorder Due to a General Medical Condition, with Depressive Features7
Substance-Induced Mood Disorder, with Depressive Features7
Bipolar Disorder8
Other Mood Problems8
Telling Thoughts of Self-Harm8
Depression When It Is Most Dangerous: Suicidal Thoughts9
Stories of Hope10
What Influences Your Experiences: The Primacy and Recency Effects10
How Can I Fight What I Can't See? The BEAST Metaphor11
Understanding the BEAST of Depression11
Self-Enhancement Assignments12
What If I'm Too Depressed to Do This?13
Will Medication Help Me?13
Keeping Track: How Can I Tell If I Am Improving?13
How Long Will This Program Take?14
How Do I Get Started?15
Motivation for Change17
Chapter 1 Review19
Chapter 2The Theory and Practice of Cognitive Therapy21
The Theory of Cognitive Therapy21
Elements of Depression23
The Cognitive Triad23
Cognitive Distortions25
Schemas26
Chapter 2 Review30
Chapter 3Understanding Your Body: The B of the BEAST31
The Biology of Depression31
Mood and Diet32
Mood and Sleep35
Mood and Energy Loss36
Mood and Loss of Sexual Interest36
How Health Problems Affect Depression37
How Genetics Affect Mood38
Bodies, Chemistry, Medication, and Depression39
Treating Depression with Medication40
How Fast Does It Work?40
Side Effects41
Alcohol and Antidepressants41
Deciding About Medication42
Chapter 3 Review43
Chapter 4Understanding the Impact of Emotion: The E of the BEAST45
Differences between Thoughts and Feelings45
The Importance of Feelings48
The ABCs of Emotion48
Self-Compassion as an Aid to Emotion49
Chapter 4 Review54
Chapter 5Taking Action: The A of the BEAST55
Why Make the Effort?55
Using the Activity Schedule56
Recording Your Sense of Mastery and Pleasure in Activities59
Testing Theory with Observation61
Identifying Patterns Associated with Low Mood62
Making the Effort to Change: Why Do Today What I Can Put Off Until Tomorrow?63
Recovering Lost Activity67
Risk Taking68
Graded Tasks68
Behavioral Rehearsal68
Social Skills Training69
Relaxation Breathing Exercises69
Chapter 5 Review70
Chapter 6Life Situations and Vulnerability: The S of the BEAST71
Understanding Life Events71
The Unspoken Part of Life Situations72
Identifying Stressors73
Vulnerability Factors74
Evaluating Situation-Specific Vulnerability78
Coping with Difficult Life Situations80
Prioritizing Stressors82
Chapter 6 Review84
Chapter 7Thoughts and Depression: The T of the BEAST85
Negative View of Self86
Negative View of the World86
Negative View of the Future87
Cognitive Distortions87
Changing Your Cognitive Patterns: Some Techniques91
The Automatic Thought Record107
Situation107
Emotions107
Automatic Thoughts108
Adaptive Thoughts108
Examples of Adaptive Thoughts108
Outcome109
Chapter 7 Review113
Chapter 8Final Words of Hope115
Will Depression Come Back?115
Am I Finished?115
Case Examples116
Sara116
John117
One Last Story About the Future117
When It Comes Back118
AppendixExamples of Cognitive Therapy Techniques119
References127
Figures
Figure 5.1Activity Schedule57
Figure 5.2Example Activity Schedule58
Figure 5.3Planning Schedule66
Figure 6.1Coping with Stressors Worksheet82
Figure 7.1Thought Record110
Figure 7.2Example Thought Record111
Figure 7.3Cognitive Therapy Techniques Practice Chart112

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