The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression

The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression

William J. Knaus, EdD; Dr. Albert Ellis

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most widely used treatment for depression for one simple reason: it works. The CBT program in this workbook has helped thousands of readers defeat the depressive thoughts and beliefs that keep them from enjoying life and feeling like themselves. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression delivers evidence-based tools you can confidently use to do better, feel better, and prevent depression from coming back.

Through a series of worksheets and exercises, you’ll evaluate your depression and learn key skills for overcoming it. Once you have your depression symptoms under control, you will appreciate the additional information on preventing relapse that is special to this new edition. This workbook also includes twenty-five bonus tips from depression experts that can jump-start your recovery. Recommended by therapists nationwide, this workbook will help you bounce back from depression, one solid step at a time. Includes worksheets and exercises that will help you:

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Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most widely used treatment for depression for one simple reason: it works. The CBT program in this workbook has helped thousands of readers defeat the depressive thoughts and beliefs that keep them from enjoying life and feeling like themselves. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression delivers evidence-based tools you can confidently use to do better, feel better, and prevent depression from coming back.

Through a series of worksheets and exercises, you’ll evaluate your depression and learn key skills for overcoming it. Once you have your depression symptoms under control, you will appreciate the additional information on preventing relapse that is special to this new edition. This workbook also includes twenty-five bonus tips from depression experts that can jump-start your recovery. Recommended by therapists nationwide, this workbook will help you bounce back from depression, one solid step at a time.

Includes worksheets and exercises that will help you:

Move past the negative beliefs about yourself that keep you trapped in the depression cycle

Apply behavioral techniques that therapists use with their clients, such as activity scheduling

Discover effective ways to cope with feelings of stress, anxiety, and anger

Avoid procrastinating and learn to anchor the positive changes you make to maintain your progress

This book has received the prestigious accolade of being included in The Albert Ellis Tribute Book Series—created to honor the life and work of Albert Ellis, the founder of rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT). REBT is one of the most widely-practiced therapies throughout the world and is the foundation for cognitive-behavioral therapy and other evidence-based approaches. These books provide proven-effective treatments and tools to improve psychological well-being, while also supporting advancements in psychotherapy for the betterment of humanity.

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Item CBWD
ISBN# 9781608823802
Pages 336
Cover softback
Year 2012

Authors

William J. Knaus, EdD, is a licensed psychologist with more than forty-six years of clinical experience working with people suffering from anxiety, depression, and procrastination. He has appeared on numerous regional and national television shows, including The Today Show, and more than 100 radio shows. His ideas have appeared in national magazines such as U.S. News & World Report and Good Housekeeping, and major newspapers such as The Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune. He is one of the original directors of postdoctoral psychotherapy training in rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT). Knaus is the author or coauthor of over twenty books, including The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Anxiety, The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression, and The Procrastination Workbook.

Dr. Albert Ellis (1913-2007) was the author of more than 65 books on psychotherapy, relationship therapy, and self-help, including Feeling Better, Getting Better, Staying Better; Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy: A Therapist's Guide; Making Intimate Connections and How to Make Yourself Happy and Remarkably Less Disturbable. He published over 700 articles and composed more than 200 rational songs.

Dr. Ellis was rated by psychologists and counselors in the United States as one of the most influential psychologists of our time. He "revolutionized" psychotherapy since 1955, when he created Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), the first of the now-popular cognitive behavior therapies. Dr. Ellis was a practicing psychologist, president of the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City, and a featured speaker at workshops and conferences throughout the world. He received many awards, including distinguished psychologist, scientific researcher, and distinguished psychological practitioner from several associations, including the American Humanist Association, American Academy of Psychotherapists, Society for the Study for Scientific Sex, American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, and Academy of Psychologists in Marital and Family Therapy. He also earned one of the highest awards of the American Psychological Association: Distinguished Professional Contribution to Knowledge.

Contents

Table of Contents:

Foreword

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Part 1 – Basic Techniques to Defeat Depression

1) Depression is Not Your Life

2) Your Depression Test and Action Guide

3) A Master Plan to Defeat Depression

4) How to Make Changes that Stick

5) Break a Procrastination-Depression Connection

Part 2 – Recognizing and Defeating Depressive Thinking

6) Recognizing Depressive Thinking

7) Confronting Depressive Thinking

8) Albert Ellis’ ABCDE Method

9) Ending Worthless Thinking

10) Defeating Helplessness Thinking

11) Overcoming Hopelessness Thinking

12) Restraining Blame

Part 3 – Building Emotional Resilience

13) Coping with Depressive Sensations

14) Attending to Your Anxieties

15) Confronting Negative Emotions

16) Building Tolerance for Frustration

Part 4 – Special Strategies to Anchor Positive Changes

17) Activity Scheduling to Defeat Depression

18) Behavioral Methods to Feel Good Again

19) Avoiding the Pitfalls of Perfectionism

20) Managing Relationships

21) A Multimodal Approach to Defeat Depression

22) Your Relapse Prevention Program

Alber Ellis Tribute Book Series Advisory Board

Excerpts

"This book addresses psychological and natural ways to alleviate depression and prevent it from coming back. Thus, the benefits and side effects of antidepressant medication and electric convulsive therapy are the subject of someone else's book. The literature on depression is vast - and rapidly growing - such that no one book can cover all the bases. Nevertheless, I think you'll find this revised edition of The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression much more comprehensive than other psychology self-help books on overcoming depression. You get a bonus. The psychological principles you learn here to address depression will also apply to other life challenges. You can reapply what you learned, again and again, to gain greater satisfaction in living."

Reviews

“For anyone in the prison of depression, this workbook might help you get out. It’s both scholarly and practical, and leaves no stone unturned in laying out self-help strategies for helping deal with this widespread problem.” —Frank Farley, PhD, L. H. Carnell Professor at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, and former president of the American Psychological Association

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