Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression : A New Approach to Preventing Relapse

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This book presents an innovative eight-session program designed to prevent relapse in clients who have recovered from depression. Integrating cognitive therapy principles and practice into a mindfulness framework, the approach has been proven effective in controlled clinical research. The authors demonstrate how to teach clients to make a simple but radical shift in their relationship to the thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations that contribute to depressive relapse. This shift can help prevent sadness from spiraling out of control. Written in a highly readable, accessible style, the book describes the theoretical basis for the approach and details each of the structured group sessions. It offers practical information on how to duplicate the program, including session curricula, samples of participant handouts, and numerous case examples and session transcripts.
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  • Hardback | 351 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 27.94mm | 632g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1572307064
  • 9781572307063
  • 116,955

Table of contents

Kabat-Zinn, Foreword. Part I: The Challenge of Depression. Introduction. Depression: The Scope of the Problem. Cognition, Mood, and the Nature of Depressive Relapse. Developing Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. Models in Mind. Part II: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. The Eight-session Program: How and Why. Automatic Pilot: Session 1. Dealing with Barriers: Session 2. Mindfulness of the Breath: Session 3. Staying Present: Session 4. Allowing/Letting Be: Session 5. Thoughts are Not Facts: Session 6. How Can I Best Take Care of Myself?: Session 7. Using What Has Been Learned to Deal with Future Moods: Session 8. Part III: Evaluation and Dissemination. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy on Trial. Going Further: Further Reading, Websites, and Addresses. Epilogue.
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'This is a courageous book and the kind psychology needs ... This is a story written with honesty and humility.' - Comtemporary Psychology APA Review of Books
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About Zindel V. Segal

Zindel V. Segal, PhD, is Head of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health and Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, where he is also Head of the Psychotherapy Program. Dr. Segal is a founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. His publications include [i]Cognitive Vulnerability to Depression[/i], coauthored with Rick E. Ingram and Jeanne Miranda.

J. Mark G. Williams, DPhil, is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Wales, Bangor, where he has also served since 1997 as Director of the University's Institute of Medical and Social Care Research. Widely published, he is a founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

John D. Teasdale, PhD, holds a Special Scientific Appointment at the Medical Research Council's Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, England. He is a fellow of the British Academy, a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, a founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and a recipient of the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Scientist Award (Division 12).
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