48 of 56 people found the following review helpful
Published in 1979 and still the Standard Text in the field.,
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This review is from: Cognitive Therapy of Depression (Guilford Clinical Psychology and Psychopathology) (Paperback)
As a training clinician I have read many other excellent texts on CT/CBT, however Beck et al's seminal work is simply priceless. Erudite, concise, occasionally witty and always humane, this book speaks to neophytes and seasoned professionals alike. Theory is presented with parsimony and seamlessly integrated with practice. The evidence base of the text is sound and one always feels that this text is not merely reactionary to psychoanalytic concepts. but a sincere development and deepening of our understanding of depressogenic architecture and its treatment. Read in conjunction with Beck's Cognitive Therapy and the Emotional Disorders, the beginner has a rock solid foundation on which to build, while established clinicians can always 'dip in' for a refresher.
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