Cognitive Therapy of Depression

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Aaron T. Beck
Guilford Press, Jan 1, 1979 - Psychology - 425 pages
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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Contents

An Overview
1
Materials
4
The Role of Emotions in Cognitive Therapy
34
Application to Cognitive Therapy
45
Structure of the Therapeutic Interview
61
The Initial Interview
87
A Typical Course of Therapy
104
Application of Behavioral Techniques
117
Interview with a Depressed Suicidal Patient
225
Depressogenic Assumptions
244
Integration of Homework into Therapy
272
Technical Problems
295
Problems Related to Termination and Relapse
317
Group Cognitive Therapy for Depressed Patients Steven D Hollon and Brian F Shaw
328
Cognitive Therapy and Antidepressant Medications
354
Outcome Studies of Cognitive Therapy
386

Cognitive Techniques
142
Focus on Target Symptoms
167
Specific Techniques for the Suicidal Patient
209
Further materials and technical aids
412
Index
421
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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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