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.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
The best-established CBT for depression is the model and treatment first proposed by Aaron Beck in the 1970s (Becket al., 1979). Beck and colleagues include behavioural components in their treatment but mainly emphasize the cognitive aspects of depression, in two key respects. Firstly, cognition is given a causal status by conferring a vulnerability to depression in some individuals. This cognitive vulnerability, or susceptibility, is purported to have its roots in early childhood experiences and their impact on the unique cognitive organization and beliefs an individual develops. A collection of beliefs, assumptions, attitudes or rules around a specific theme is called a schema (Beck, 2011; James, Reichelt, Freeston & Barton, 2007). Schemata represent the particular way an individual constructs ...