Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Depression

Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Depression

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This is a clear and thorough how-to book on short-term cognitive-behavioral treatment of depression. Following a complete assessment of the patient's suicidal risk, the authors outline an eight-session plan that includes both cognitive and behavioral components. Educating the patient about depression; examining the evidence and generating alternatives; teaching the patient how to self-monitor automatic thoughts, problem-solve, and establish a structure for each day are among the many treatment options presented. The goal of creating a positive spiral is facilitated by teaching the patient, according to individual need, such skills as assertiveness, relaxation techniques, and the management of anger and panic attacks. From the opening expression of supoort for what Aaron Beck has called 'collaborative empiricism' to the supplemental handouts on depression, reasoning, stress, and pleasurable activities, Drs. Klosko and Sanderson encompass the fundamentals of cognitive therapy with exceptional clarity.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 238 pages
  • 158 x 230 x 28mm | 539.99g
  • Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
  • Northvale NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0765701529
  • 9780765701527
  • 1,813,211

About Janet S. Klosko

Janet Klosko, Ph.D., received her doctorate from the State University of New York at Albany, where she worked under the mentorship of Dr. David Barlow at the Center for Stress and Anxiety Disorders. She is currently the co-director of the Cognitive Therapy Center of Long Island and senior therapist at the Cognitive Therapy Center of New York. She is the co-author of Reinventing Your Life, a self-help book on cognitive-behavioral therapy. William C. Sanderson, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Psychology at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Specializing in the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders, he has published five books and more than sixty chapters and articles. An appointed advisor to the DSM-IV Anxiety Disorders Workgroup, Dr. Sanderson is currently a member of the Task Force on Psychological Interventions APA Division of Clinical Psychology.
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Given all of the changes in the system, there is clearly a need for psychotherapists to provide rapid, effective treatment for depression. Cognitive therapy is a short-term treatment with extensive data supporting its efficacy. However, most books provide an academic discussion of technique and fall short in clinical utility for practitioners wanting to learn 'how-to.' In this book, the authors have provided an invaluable resource by describing the theroapy in detail, session-by-session. The integration of extensive transcripts with treatment description and rationale is particularly useful. -- T. Byram Karasu, M.D., Silverman Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
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