This book introduces an approach to CBT for depression that integrates cognitive-behavioural models, evidence and therapies. Rooted in evidence-based practice and practically focused, it draws on components of first, second and third-wave CBT to help readers tailor therapy to the needs of individual clients. There is a particular focus on challenging presentations: the authors equip students with the skills to work with different depression sub-types, co-morbid disorders and a broad range of bio-psychosocial factors that can complicate depression and its therapy. Linking theory, evidence and case illustrations, the authors provide a wealth of practical tips that support clinical practice. In-depth cases studies and client contributions add further depth to this rich and stimulating book. This book is relevant to those taking postgraduate training courses in mental health such as CBT therapists, counsellors, nurses, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers and psychiatrists.

Established CBT Therapies
Established CBT Therapies

The aim of Part I is to provide an overview and introduction to established CBT, in other words, the best-developed cognitive and behavioural therapy protocols that have been tested in clinical trials and are supported by clinical guidance. Chapter 2 introduces Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, originally called Cognitive Therapy (Becket al., 1979), covering the acute phase of treatment, the period from assessment through to the end of regular therapy, usually 16–24 sessions over 3–6 months. Chapter 3 uses a similar format to introduce behavioural therapies, particularly Behavioural Activation (BA). Chapter 4 covers booster sessions and other interventions aimed at relapse prevention such as Continuation Cognitive Therapy (C-CT) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Case examples are used to illustrate key points ...

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