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Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 425 Vendor: Guilford Press Publication Date: 1987
Dimensions: 8.94 X 5.93 X 1.04 (inches) ISBN: 0898629195 ISBN-13: 9780898629194 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
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.
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.
"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