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The Psychological Treatment of Depression: A Guide to the Theory and Practice of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

The Psychological Treatment of Depression: A Guide to the Theory and Practice of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy [Kindle Edition]

J.Mark G.Williams

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"The author has done the legwork for the reader. I know of no other source that presents so much so well."-Richard Rabkin, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine ." . . well thought out, well composed, well written, and easily read. While it deals with a popular area--Cognitive Behavioral Therapy--the section on psychological models is interesting and not generally available. In addition, Williams deals with the basic details of how to employ the therapy with patients, and relates the theory to the therapy of depression. Cognitive therapists and theorists, both experienced and new, should constitute a significant audience."-A. John Rush, M.D. Professor and Director of Clinical Services, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas "Clinical psychological practice with depressed patients will be better for this book and it is likely to be exceptionally useful for psychologists at all levels who are concerned with depressed patients and the complex pathology they suffer."-"Psychology Teaching, 1984

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'A clear, rigorous account of cognitive behavioural methods for treating depression.' - British Journal of Psychiatry

The use of behavioural and cognitive techniques for treating depression has yielded exciting results. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is as effective in the short term as anti-depressant drugs and has longer-lasting effects than medication. This book brings together assessment and treatment techniques of proven efficacy, describing them in usable detail and setting them in the context of current psychological theories of depression. It is an invaluable guide to practitioners wishing to make use of CBT.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1172 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0415067448
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  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (11 Jan 2013)
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000PMG3SG
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Mark Williams (also writes as J Mark G Williams) is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford and Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. He has held previous posts in the Medical Research Council in Cambridge and the University of Wales, Bangor. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the British Academy.

His life's work has been research on how best to help those who suffer severe and recurrent depression, and to better understand how to decrease risk of suicidal behaviour in depression. With colleagues John Teasdale (Cambridge) and Zindel Segal (Toronto) and the support of Jon Kabat=Zinn (Center for Mindfulness, UMass) he developed Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for prevention of relapse and recurrence in depression, and research has now found that MBCT halves the recurrence rate in those who have suffered three or more previous episodes of major depression. In Great Britain, the UK National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), working on behalf the National Health Service, has recommended MBCT as a primary treatment for prevention relapse in depression.

Previous books include The Psychological Treatment of Depression (Routledge, 1984, 1992), Cognitive Psychology and Emotional Disorders (Wiley, 1988, 1997; with F. Watts, C. MacLeod & A. Mathews), Cry of Pain: understanding suicide and self harm (Penguin, 1997, 2002) and with Z. Segal and J.D. Teasdale Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Depression: A new approach to preventing relapse (Guilford, 2002).

His book, The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing yourself from Chronic Unhappiness (Guilford, 2007; co-authored with John Teasdale, Zindel Segal and Jon Kabat-Zinn) is written for a lay-readership, and includes a CD narrated by Jon Kabat-Zinn so that readers may try mindfulness practice for themselves.

His recent book and audio-book, Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World (London, Piatkus, 2011, co-authored with Danny Penman) extends MBCT to those who find themselves over-busy, stressed and exhausted; who feel that life is running away from them. It includes a free CD of short meditations, narrated by Mark Williams, that anyone can use to enhance their quality of life.

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By Dr. Ralph Quane, Writer of Illuminated Manuscripts - Published on
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It's very early in the development of COGNITIVE THERAPY. I don't need the book, but it has an historical value nonetheless.
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