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Cognitive Therapy of Depression (The Guilford Clinical Psychology and Psychopathology Series)

Aaron T. Beck, MD, A. John Rush, MD, Brian F. Shaw, Phd, Gary Emery

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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (12/4/1979)
Audio cassette (8/8/1980)

Description

This bestselling, classic work offers a definitive presentation of the theory and practice of cognitive therapy for depression. Aaron T. Beck and his associates set forth their seminal argument that depression arises from a "cognitive triad" of errors and from the idiosyncratic way that one infers, recollects, and generalizes. From the initial interview to termination, many helpful case examples demonstrate how cognitive-behavioral interventions can loosen the grip of "depressogenic" thoughts and assumptions. Guidance is provided for working with individuals and groups to address the full range of problems that patients face, including suicidal ideation and possible relapse.

 


Praise For Cognitive Therapy of Depression (The Guilford Clinical Psychology and Psychopathology Series)

"This book is the most important book ever written in the field of cognitive therapy. Clearly written, informative, helpful to beginning and advanced clinicians, it is a classic. For anyone interested in learning how to conduct cognitive therapy, this book is simply required reading."--Robert L. Leahy, PhD, Director, American Institute for Cognitive Therapy, NYC

"My students loved it! They appreciate its readability. They find they sit down with it and end up reading more than I assigned....It has been a great teaching tool."--Pattey Fong, California State University, Fresno

"A classic."--Archibald D. Hart, Fuller Theological Seminary, Graduate School of Psychology

"An excellent text for students of psychotherapy. It provides the therapist with an organized, practical, theoretically based treatment approach."--William P. Sacco, PhD, University of South Florida

"This volume is essential reading for clinical students and mental health professionals at all levels of experience."--Donald K. Granvold, PhD, University of Texas at Arlington


"Provides a model for future therapy books...."
— Contemporary Psychology

The Guilford Press, 9780898629194, 425pp.

Publication Date: February 4, 1987



About the Author

Aaron T. Beck, MD, is the founder of cognitive therapy, University Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, and President Emeritus of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Dr. Beck is the recipient of awards including the Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association, the Distinguished Service Award from the American Psychiatric Association, the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award in Applied Psychology from the Association for Psychological Science, and the Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health and Gustav O. Lienhard Award from the Institute of Medicine. He is author or editor of numerous books for professionals and the general public.
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.