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Overcoming Teenage Low Mood and Depression: A Five Areas Approach / Edition 2

Overcoming Teenage Low Mood and Depression: A Five Areas Approach / Edition 2

by Nicky Dummett, Chris WilliamsNicky Dummett


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Overcoming Teenage Low Mood and Depression: A Five Areas Approach uses the tried and tested Five Areas™ model of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to equip and empower young people experiencing low mood or depression with the key life skills they need to overcome these conditions.

The Five Areas™ model communicates life skills and key interventions in a clear, pragmatic and accessible style, by examining five important aspects of our lives:

  • Life situation, relationships, resources and problems
  • Altered thinking
  • Altered feelings or moods
  • Altered physical symptoms or sensations
  • Altered behaviour or activity levels

This new edition of the book from the award-winning Overcoming series, which has sold tens of thousands of copies, addresses all the common challenges faced by young people during times of low mood and depression. Developed in liaison with a team of experts working with young people, this workbook course provides a practical and effective method for helping readers make positive changes in an achievable way.

Using inspiring stories and worksheets, Overcoming Teenage Low Mood and Depression will not only provide an invaluable resource for young people, but also their friends and families, counsellors and therapists, or anyone looking to offer support.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498780742
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/19/2018
Series: Overcoming Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 268
Sales rank: 849,043
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr Nicky Dummett MBBChir BA (Hons) DCH MMedSc MRCPsych is a Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Leeds and an expert and trainer in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. She is past Chair of the Children, Adolsecents and Families branch of the lead body for CBT in the UK, the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies and a core member of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) Psychotherapy with Children Committee.

Professor Christopher Williams MBChB BSc (Hons) MMedSc MD FRCPsych is Professor of Psychosocial Psychiatry at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK. His main clinical and research interest is in the area of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and in particular in looking at ways of disseminating this approach more widely. He has developed written and computer-based self-help treatments for anxiety, depression and bulimia and is a well-known CBT researcher, trainer and teacher. He is a President-elect of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies - the lead body for CBT in the United Kingdom and also a past Governing Board member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). He is Director of Glasgow Institute of Psychosocial Interventions (GIPSI) - which has a focus on training and research in evidence-based psychosocial interventions. He is also a Trustee of the charity Triumph over Phobia - a user-led self-help organisation addressing self-management of anxiety and a Patron of the National Phobics Society - the anxiety disorders charity. He has written and supports two websites Living Life to the Full and for users and practitioners respectively.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Key tools for making changes. Getting started: How to get the most out of this course. Understanding why I feel as I do. Doing things that make me feel good. Part 2: Additional tools for change. Helpful things we do. Unhelpful things we do. Overcoming avoidance. Practical problem solving. Noticing and changing extreme and unhelpful thinking. Being assertive. Building relationships. Overcoming sleep problems. Planning for the future. Part 3: Family and practitioner support resources. Ideas for families and friends: How can I offer support? Ideas for practitioners: How to offer effective support.

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