Overcoming Depression: A Cognitive Therapy Approach for Taming the Depression BEAST

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9780158131689: Overcoming Depression: A Cognitive Therapy Approach for Taming the Depression BEAST
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The client workbook is based on empirically-supported principles recommended in practice guidelines for the treatment of depression. It can also be used as a comprehensive reference guide for those wanting to explore the possibility of seeking therapy for depression. The workbook combines thorough explanations of how depression occurs and is maintained, ways to identify symptoms, exercises to use in combating depression, and hopeful cases of individuals who have struggled, and overcome, their depression.

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Mark Gilson received his Ph.D. from Georgia State University. He is a fellow of the Academy of Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Gilson was a postdoctoral fellow at the world-renowned Center for Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied with Aaron T. Beck, MD. He was later a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gilson then moved to Atlanta and founded the Atlanta Center for Cognitive Therapy (ACCT). He has directed the training and certification program at ACCT for the past 14 years. Dr. Gilson is an adjunct faculty member with both the Emory University Department of Psychiatry and the Georgia State University Department of Psychology. In November 1996, he was appointed coordinator of academic and professional issues for the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy. He continues to be active in contributing to the professional literature and publishing professional journal articles and book chapters. Arthur Freeman, Ed.D., is professor and chair of the Department of Psychology and director of the doctoral program in clinical psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is also professor in the core doctoral faculty and director of the cognitive therapy program at the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. In addition to many book chapters, reviews, and journal articles, Dr. Freeman has published 16 professional books, including Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders (with Aaron T. Beck), Clinical Applications of Cognitive Therapy, and Comprehensive Casebook of Cognitive Therapy (with Frank Dattilio). Dr. Freeman has also published two self-help books, Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda: Overcoming Regrets, Mistakes and Missed Opportunities (with Rose DeWolf) and The Ten Dumbest Mistakes Smart People Make and How to Avoid Them: Simple and Sure Techniques for Gaining Greater Control of Your Life (with Rose DeWolf). His published works have been translated into Chinese, Dutch, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish. Dr. Freeman serves on the editorial boards of several U.S. and international journals. He continues to be one of the most in-demand lecturers and public presenters on the national and international training circuit.

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