Designed for distribution to patients, this concise cognitive behavioural analysis system of psychotherapy (CBASP) guide provides basic information about chronic depression and a clear introduction to the CBASP approach. Several case examples are included to help the patient understand what the CBASP techniques are, how they work and what to expect from treatment in terms of outcome goals. Written in a hopeful, empathic tone, the manual aims to provide needed support to chronically depressed individuals as they begin the challenging work of CBASP psychotherapy.
'This manual is an excellent primer for patients entering CBASP. Clearly written and illustrative, it tells patients what to expect from therapy by providing a realistic, useful road map of what will happen in treatment. It enhances trust, raises hope, and will be likely to reduce attrition and improve clinical outcomes. It should be used as an essential first step in conducting CBASP effectively. This manual is a 'must' for practitioners of CBASP and their patients.' - A. John Rush, MD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center 'This manual sketches the basic framework and the straightforward rationale and tools of the Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP). Dr. McCullough teaches patients who are suffering from chronic depression how they can overcome feelings of helplessness and hopelessness by actively engaging in effective therapy. Clinicians will find the manual beneficial in socializing patients to the cognitive-behavioral model and to situational analysis.' - Robin B. Jarrett, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas