Aaron T. Beck, M.D.
Drawing on extensive clinical experience, Richard G. Moore and Anne Garland present a cognitive model of persistent depression that places particular importance on the role of thinking styles, underlying beliefs, subtle forms of avoidance and environmental factors.
For the practitioner, this book offers guidance on how to address particular issues that commonly arise at each stage of therapy, such as:
- the patient is reluctant to engage in therapy
- the patient’s negative thinking does not respond to standard therapeutic techniques
- the patient’s negative beliefs have much basis in their experience
- the therapist becomes demoralised by the apparent lack of progress in therapy
Through extensive clinical material, Cognitive Therapy for Chronic and Persistent Depression demonstrates how entrenched negative thinking patterns and ongoing avoidance can be addressed to achieve significant change in many people’s lives.
This book is essential reading for any therapist working with these hard to help patients, such as clinical psychologists, psychiatric nurses, psychiatrists, social workers and counsellors.
Introduction The Challenge of Persistent Depression.
Chapter 1 The Cognitive Model of Persistent Depression.
Chapter 2 The Foundations of Therapy: Therapeutic Relationship, Style and Structure.
Chapter 3 Initial Assessment and Formulation.
Chapter 4 Initiating Therapy: Socialisation and Setting Goals.
Chapter 5 Using Standard Behavioural Techniques.
Chapter 6 Working With Automatic Thoughts.
Chapter 7 Recognising Underlying Beliefs and Their Effects.
Chapter 8 Modifying Underlying Beliefs.
Chapter 9 Working With Some Typical Themes in Persistent Depression.
Chapter 10 Beyond Therapy: Preventing Relapse and Furthering Progress.
Chapter 11 Delivering Treatment.
Chapter 12 Outcomes and Processes of Therapy.
Appendix 1: Meet the Patients.
Appendix 2: Handouts for Patients.