Patient's Manual for Cbasp

Patient's Manual for Cbasp


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Designed for distribution to patients, this concise guide provides basic information about chronic depression and a clear introduction to CBASP (Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy). Several case examples are included to help the patient understand what the CBASP techniques are, how they work, and what to expect from treatment in terms of outcome goals. Written in a hopeful, empathic tone, the manual provides needed support to chronically depressed individuals as they begin the challenging work of CBASP psychotherapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572308145
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 06/16/2009
Edition description: BOOKLET
Pages: 50
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)

About the Author

James P. McCullough, Jr., PhD, is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and was elected a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Psychological Forensic Examiners. He is is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he served on the faculty for 45 years. An award-winning educator and researcher, Dr. McCullough's areas of special interest are dysthymia, double depression, and chronic major depression, particularly diagnostic criteria; unipolar diagnostic category psychosocial comparisons; and cognitive and single-case methodology evaluating both private practice and research.


Table of Contents

I. The Chronically Depressed Patient
1. Introduction to the CBASP Manual
2. Two Types of Chronic Depression
Early-Onset Chronic Depression
Late-Onset Chronic Depression
3. Common Problems of the Chronically Depressed Patient
The Global Thinking Approach to Coping
The "Nothing I Do Matters" Defeatist Approach to Coping
Consequences for Global/Defeatist Thinking
Goals of Your Treatment
II. An Introduction to CBASP Techniques
4. Situational Analysis
Dealing with One Problem at a Time
Two Case Examples
Case 1: Mary
Case 2: Ralph
5. The Interpersonal Discrimination Exercise
The Early Life of Chronically Depressed Patients
Session Two Preparations for Doing IDE Work
Significant-Other History
Constructing the Transference Hypotheses
Treating Interpersonal Hot Spots with the IDE
Case 1 (Mary)
Case 2 (Ralph)


For distribution by CBASP-trained clinicians to patients undergoing CBASP treatment for chronic depression.

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