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 ...
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.
Very Good + Very Good minus DJ. 8vo = over 9" 425pp. Brown cloth over hard covers, gilt lettering on spine. Very clean inside and out, binding very tight, very slight bumping to top/bottom spine edges, pages bright and crisp, front cover has a very slight curve. Dustjacket has some edge wear with a couple small tears and crease, spine slightly faded, rub mark on front page, in protective mylar.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. 6" x 9" 425 Pages. May 1984 Edition. Brown cloth with gold spine lettering. Minor smudges on front endpaper. Beyond that is an otherwise As New condition book with a flawless interior. Cognitive therapy is an active, directive, time limited and structured procedure based on the assumption that affect and behavior are largely determined by the way we structure our world. The thesis of this volume is that depression arises from a cognitive triad of errors and from the idiosyncratic way one infers, recollects, and generalizes. Beck and his associates show how, from initial interview to later sessions, the therapist can implement substantiated, cognitive-behavioral techniques to loosen the grip of depressogenic thoughts and assumptions. The reader is further guided to deal in both individual and group therapy with such specific problems as suicidal ideation, termination and possible relapse, and the need for chemotherapy in certain, more severe cases. Just as cognitive therapy leads the patient to collaborate actively in the analysis of thought, this book helps the reader better to analyze our implicit assumptions about the nature and treatment of depression.
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