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CBT for Depression: An Integrated Approach

CBT for Depression: An Integrated Approach

November 2018 | 312 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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. 

Chapter 1: Introduction
Part I: Established CBT Therapies
Chapter 2: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Chapter 3: Behavioural Activation
Chapter 4: Relapse Prevention
Part II: Integrated CBT
Chapter 5: Self-Regulation Model of Depression
Chapter 6: Treatment Components and Processes
Part III: Challenging Sub-Types
Chapter 7: Early-Onset Depression
Chapter 8: Highly Recurrent Depression
Chapter 9: Chronic and Persistent Depression
Part IV: Complex Cases
Chapter 10: Biopsychosocial Interactions
Chapter 11: Comorbid Anxiety Disorders
Chapter 12: Post-Traumatic Depression
Chapter 13: Reflections and Synthesis

This book introduces cognitive-behavioural models and therapies for working with CBT for Depression.
With detailed formulations, the authors explain how to work with different depression presentations, including comorbid disorders and factors that can complicate depression and its treatment.
Through clinical case examples, the book provides accounts of how to tailor different interventions to the needs of individual clients.
This is a valuable resource for trainees and practitioners alike.

Mrs Ana Paula Wellbrook
Counselling and Psychology, City Lit
October 15, 2021

Really good feedback from students on the useage of this text in academic and clinical work.

Mrs Karen Hughes
School of Healthcare (Wrexham), Bangor University
December 27, 2020

This book is useful for students and practitioners. Models of both CBT and depression are presented and explored. Aspects of depression are considered in some depth, and with reference to the working alliance. Information is clearly presented in the context of case examples; the references to literature are comprehensive.

Dr mary Glover
Department of Psychology and Counselling, Newman University
May 7, 2019

This text offers CBT practitioners of all levels of experience a go to troubleshooting guide for what can be a very challenging disorder to treat, chronic depression. With excellent case studies and detailed treatment plans this will help our students to understand how they can adjust their core treatment approaches to acute depression when they are faced with more complex presentations.

Mr Jason Roscoe
Accounting, University of Cumbria
August 16, 2019

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Introduction to CBT for Depression

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