Cognitive Therapy of Depression

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Aaron T. Beck
Guilford Press, 1979 - Psychology - 425 pages
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This best-selling classic work shows how psychotherapists can effectiv ely treat depressive disorders. Case examples illustrate a wide range of strategies and techniques.

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the less depressed patient the more cognitive thought's.The easer to condition their thinking to becoming less negative and more positive .


An Overview
The Role of Emotions in Cognitive Therapy
The Therapeutic Relationship Application to Cognitive Therapy
Structure of the Therapeutic Interview
The Initial Interview
Session by Session Treatment A Typical Course of Therapy
Application of Behavioral Techniques
Cognitive Techniques
Problems Related to Termination and Relapse
Group Cognitive Therapy for Depressed Patients
Cognitive Therapy and Antidepressant Medications
Outcome Studies of Cognitive Therapy
The Beck Inventory
Scale for Suicide Ideation
Daily Record of Dysfunctional Thoughts
Competency Checklist for Cognitive Therapists

Focus on Target Symptoms
Specific Techniques for the Suicidal Patient
Interview with a Depressed Suicidal Patient
Depressogenic Assumptions
Integration of Homework into Therapy for Depressed Patients
Technical Problems

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About the author (1979)

Aaron T. Beck, MD, is University Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and the founder of cognitive therapy. He has published more than 20 books and over 540 articles in professional and scientific journals. Dr. Beck is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award, the American Psychological Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Psychiatric Association Distinguished Service Award, the Robert J. and Claire Pasarow Foundation Award for Research in Neuropsychiatry, and the Institute of Medicine's Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health and Gustav O. Lienhard Award. He is President of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Honorary President of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

A. John Rush, MD, holds the Betty Jo Hay Distinguished Chair in Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry and is Vice-Chairman for Research at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

Brian F. Shaw, PhD, is a Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Public Health Sciences at the University of Toronto, and a member of the graduate faculty in the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto.

Gary Emery, PhD, is director of the Los Angeles Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA.

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