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Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression: a new approach to preventing relapse
Replaced by ISBN 9781462507504 Second Edition
This book presents an innovative eight-session program that has been clinically proven to bolster recovery from depression and prevent relapse. Developed by leading scientist-practitioners, and solidly grounded in current psychological research, the approach integrates cognitive therapy principles and practice into a mindfulness framework. Clinicians from any background will find vital tools to help clients maintain gains made by prior treatment and to expand the envelope of care to remission and beyond. Illustrative transcripts and a wealth of reproducible materials, including session summaries and participant forms, enhance the clinical utility of the volume. Clinicians are also guided in establishing their own mindfulness practice, an essential prerequisite to teaching others.
'Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy offers a provocative, sophisticated combination of Eastern and Western approaches to psychological well-being. In an accessible, easy-to-read manner, the authors, leaders in the field of cognitive therapy, offer an account of the transformation in their thinking that led to the incorporation of a mindfulness-based orientation to psychological distress. The combination of a mindfulness orientation and cognitive approaches to change seems to provide a particularly useful framework for sustaining gains made in therapy. This new direction has promising implications for cognitive therapy of depression.'
—Aaron T. Beck, MD
'A very valuable resource for clinicians and for treatment development researchers. The guidelines for teaching mindfulness are very solid. The transcripts of therapist client interactions, verbatim instructions to give clients, sample handouts and forms, and clinical wisdom on how to teach skillfully are all superb….A wonderful initiation for the therapist who has not been introduced to mindfulness, and a book that will enhance the skills of the experienced practitioner.'
—Marsha M. Linehan, PhD
'This book offers an elegant and innovative method for breaking the cycle of recurrent depressive episodes, one that frees patients from the tyranny of relapses. The integration of mindfulness and cognitive therapy should become part of the basic training of every professional who treats people with depression, from psychiatric nurses and psychiatrists to clinical and counseling psychologists.' —- Daniel Goleman, PhD
Foreword, Jon Kabat-Zinn
I. The Challenge of Depression Introduction
1. Depression: The Scope of the Problem
2. Cognition, Mood, and the Nature of Depressive Relapse
3. Developing Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
4. Models in Mind II. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
5. The Eight-Session Program: How and Why
6. Automatic Pilot: Session 1
7. Dealing with Barriers: Session 2
8. Mindfulness of the Breath: Session 3
9. Staying Present: Session 4
10. Allowing/Letting Be: Session 5
11. Thoughts Are Not Facts: Session 6
12. How Can I Best Take Care of Myself?: Session 7
13. Using What Has Been Learned to Deal with Future Moods: Session 8 III.
Evaluation and Dissemination
14. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy on Trial
15. Going Further: Further Reading, Websites, and Addresses Epilogue