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

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Guilford Press, 2002 - Psychology - 351 pages
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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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User Review  - Vishvapani - Goodreads

The second edition of this book subtly revises the groundbreaking 2002 version. It retains its exemplary clarity and remains an essential guide for anyone wanting to teach mindfulness. The revisions ... Read full review

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excellent book- very informative- thoroughly recommend Read full review

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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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