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.

Introduction
Introduction
Practitioner Guidance

If you have opened this book to find out if it will be useful to you, it will be helpful at the outset to be clear about its aims and intended readers. This is a clinically oriented book exploring how to provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to clients suffering from Major Depressive Disorders (MDD). It is not a self-help book for people feeling depressed; there are several books of this kind already available (e.g. Gilbert, 2009). The main intended readership is CBT therapists working in clinical services, including students of CBT. It isn’t written with any particular profession in mind; in fact one of the refreshing aspects of CBT is its multi-disciplinary nature. In recent years there has been an opening of ...

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