The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression: A Step-by-Step Program

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New Harbinger Publications, Jun 1, 2012 - Self-Help - 336 pages
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Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most widely used treatment for depression for one simple reason: it works. The CBT program in this workbook has helped thousands of readers defeat the depressive thoughts and beliefs that keep them from enjoying life and feeling like themselves. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression delivers evidence-based tools you can confidently use to do better, feel better, and prevent depression from coming back.

Through a series of worksheets and exercises, you’ll evaluate your depression and learn key skills for overcoming it. Once you have your depression symptoms under control, you will appreciate the additional information on preventing relapse that is special to this new edition. This workbook also includes twenty-five bonus tips from depression experts that can jump-start your recovery. Recommended by therapists nationwide, this workbook will help you bounce back from depression, one solid step at a time.

Includes worksheets and exercises that will help you:
• Move past the negative beliefs about yourself that keep you trapped in the depression cycle
• Apply behavioral techniques that therapists use with their clients, such as activity scheduling
• Discover effective ways to cope with feelings of stress, anxiety, and anger
• Avoid procrastinating and learn to anchor the positive changes you make to maintain your progress

“Chock-full of the ready-to-use strategies you will need to help you feel good again.”
—Jon Carlson, PsyD, EdD, Distinguished Professor at Governors State University

This book has received the prestigious accolade of being included in The Albert Ellis Tribute Book Series—created to honor the life and work of Albert Ellis, the founder of rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT). REBT is one of the most widely-practiced therapies throughout the world and is the foundation for cognitive-behavioral therapy and other evidence-based approaches. These books provide proven-effective treatments and tools to improve psychological well-being, while also supporting advancements in psychotherapy for the betterment of humanity.

 

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Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
INTRODUCTION
BASIC TECHNIQUESTO DEFEAT DEPRESSION 1 DEPRESSION IS NOT YOUR LIFE 2 YOUR DEPRESSION TEST AND ACTION GUIDE
A MASTER PLAN TO DEFEAT DEPRESSION
HOW TO MAKE CHANGES THAT STICK
BREAK A PROCRASTINATIONDEPRESSION CONNECTION
RECOGNIZING AND DEFEATING DEPRESSIVE THINKING 6 RECOGNIZING DEPRESSIVE THINKING
ENDING WORTHLESSNESS THINKING
DEFEATING HELPLESSNESS THINKING
OVERCOMING HOPELESSNESS THINKING
RESTRAINING BLAME
BUILDING EMOTIONAL RESILIENCE
COPING WITH DEPRESSIVE SENSATIONS
ATTENDING TO YOUR ANXIETIES
CONFRONTING NEGATIVE EMOTIONS

CONFRONTING DEPRESSIVE THINKING
ALBERT ELLISS ABCDE METHOD

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William J. Knaus, EdD, is a licensed psychologist with more than forty years of clinical experience in working with people suffering from anxiety and depression. He has appeared on numerous regional and national television shows including the Today Show, and more than 100 radio shows. His ideas have appeared in national magazines such as U.S. News and World Report and Good Housekeeping, and major newspapers such as the Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune. He is one of the original directors of training in rational emotive behavior therapy. Knaus is author of twenty books, including The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Anxiety and The Procrastination Workbook.

Foreword writer Albert Ellis, PhD, was a pioneering theorist of cognitive behavioral therapy and the founder of rational emotive behavior therapy. He is author of many books, including A Guide to Rational Living and Reason and Emotion in Psychotherapy.

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