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Overcoming depression one step at a time : the new behavioral activation approach to getting your life back /
Michael E. Addis, Christopher R. Martell.
imprint
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Pub., c2004.
description
iv, 183 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
ISBN
1572243678
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Book
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imprint
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Pub., c2004.
isbn
1572243678
standard identifier
9781572243675
catalogue key
10209161
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-183).
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Michael E. Addis, Ph.D., is associate professor of psychology at Clark University in Worcester, MA Christopher R. Martell, Ph.D., ABPP, is clinical associate professor of psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle
Reviews
Review Quotes
"Addis and Martell are on the cutting edge of research on psychological treatments for depression. Now they have adapted one of the most powerful new psychological treatments for depression into an easy-to-use and convenient workbook that will be of enormous benefit to both individuals suffering from depression and therapists conducting treatment. The authors are the first to make this program generally available to clinicians and the public and, in its straightforward easy to understand format, millions of people should benefit." --David H. Barlow, Ph.D., professor of psychology and director of clinical programs at Boston University
"Addis and Martell are on the cutting edge of research on psychological treatments for depression. Now they have adapted one of the most powerful new psychological treatments for depression into an easy-to-use and convenient workbook that will be of enormous benefit to both individuals suffering from depression and therapists conducting treatment. The authors are the first to make this program generally available to clinicians and the public and, in its straightforward easy to understand format, millions of people should benefit." -David H. Barlow, Ph.D., professor of psychology and director of clinical programs at Boston University
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Summaries
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Behavioural activation, a fast-acting, effective therapy for overcoming depression, focuses on re-engaging depression sufferers with life and the world around them. The authors explain self-activation techniques to enjoy daily activities, feel able to face challenges, stop avoiding social situations and feel strong again.
Main Description
About eight percent of Canadian adults will experience major depression. Here is the only self-help book based on behavioural activation therapy, a fast-acting, effective therapy for overcoming depression without using medication.
Main Description
Behavioral activation therapy offers effective, fast relief from depression. This powerful and progressive therapy steers away from the idea that depression symptoms represent an illness or weakness. Instead, depression is merely a signpost pointing directly at the things that need to change in one's life. The straightforward, step-by-step format of this workbook brings you this new therapy for the first time. Its engaging exercises make it easy for you to focus on activities that will inspire you with feelings of pleasure, mastery, and engagement. Learn to develop a list of enjoyable activities, or activities you need to engage in as a part of a normal and satisfying life. Begin with the easiest (or sometimes, the most indispensable) activities on your the list, and learn how to tackle them one by one. This simple, profound process will connect you with naturally occurring rewards, which are powerful antidotes to feelings of depression. With this foundation, go on to change how you approach your day-to-day life, your daily activities, the choices you make, and the way you cope with lifeis ups and downs. You'll find this proven-effective approach to coping with depression easy to master.
Main Description
Behavioral activation therapy offers effective, fast relief from depression. This powerful and progressive therapy steers away from the idea that depression symptoms represent an illness or weakness. Instead, depression is merely a signpost pointing directly at the things that need to change in ones life. The straightforward, step-by-step format of this workbook brings you this new therapy for the first time. Its engaging exercises make it easy for you to focus on activities that will inspire you with feelings of pleasure, mastery, and engagement. Learn to develop a list of enjoyable activities, or activities you need to engage in as a part of a normal and satisfying life. Begin with the easiest (or sometimes, the most indispensable) activities on your the list, and learn how to tackle them one by one. This simple, profound process will connect you with naturally occurring rewards, which are powerful antidotes to feelings of depression. With this foundation, go on to change how you approach your day-to-day life-your daily activities, the choices you make, and the way you cope with lifes ups and downs. Youll find this proven-effective approach to coping with depression easy to master.
Main Description
This step-by-step workbook offers readers a radically new approach for overcoming depression that focuses on getting readers re-engaged with life and hte world around them using "behavoir activation"--a fast-acting, effective, self-help therapy.
Main Description
This step-by-step workbook offers readers a radically new approach for overcoming depression that focuses on getting readers re-engaged with life and the world around them using 'behavior activation'--a fast-acting, effective, self-help therapy.
Main Description
What if depression weren't a disorder occurring on its own but was rather a kind of signpost pointing at tangible things you needed to change in your life? This would radically alter not only the way you think about depression but also the strategies you'd use to overcome it. Behavioral activation therapy is built on this powerful, insightful assumption. Its techniques offer fast, effective relief from depression by guiding you to make positive and rewarding changes in your life. This simple, profound process reconnects you to the naturally occurring rewards of a well-lived life, which are powerful antidotes to feelings of depression. The workbook's engaging exercises create a structured framework in which you are encouraged to focus on those activities that will inspire you with feelings of pleasure, mastery, and engagement. Learn to develop a list of enjoyable activities or activities you need to engage in as a part of a normal and satisfying life. Begin with the easiest (or sometimes, the most indispensable) activities on your list, and learn how to tackle them one by one. Book jacket.
Main Description
What if depression weren't a disorder occurring on its own but was rather a kind of signpost pointing at tangible things you needed to change in your life? This would radically alter not only the way you think about depression but also the strategies you'd use to overcome it. Behavioral activation therapy is built on this powerful, insightful assumption. Its techniques offer fast, effective relief from depression by guiding you to make positive and rewarding changes in your life. This simple, profound process reconnects you to the naturally occurring rewards of a well-lived life, which are powerful antidotes to feelings of depression. The workbook's engaging exercises create a structured framework in which you are encouraged to focus on those activities that will inspire you with feelings of pleasure, mastery, and engagement. Learn to develop a list of enjoyable activities or activities you need to engage in as a part of a normal and satisfying life. Begin with the easiest (or sometimes, the most indispensable) activities on your list, and learn how to tackle them one by one. This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit -- an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.
Main Description
What if depression weren't a disorder occurring on its own but was rather a kind of signpost pointing at tangible things you needed to change in your life? This would radically alter not only the way you think about depression but also the strategies you'd use to overcome it.Behavioral activation therapy is built on this powerful, insightful assumption. Its techniques offer fast, effective relief from depression by guiding you to make positive and rewarding changes in your life. This simple, profound process reconnects you to the naturally occurring rewards of a well-lived life, which are powerful antidotes to feelings of depression.The workbook's engaging exercises create a structured framework in which you are encouraged to focus on those activities that will inspire you with feelings of pleasure, mastery, and engagement. Learn to develop a list of enjoyable activities or activities you need to engage in as a part of a normal and satisfying life. Begin with the easiest (or sometimes, the most indispensable) activities on your list, and learn how to tackle them one by one. 'This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit - an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.'
Main Description
What if depression weren't a disorder occurring on its own but was rather a kind of signpost pointing at tangible things you needed to change in your life? This would radically alter not only the way you think about depression but also the strategies you'd use to overcome it. Behavioral activation therapy is built on this powerful, insightful assumption. Its techniques offer fast, effective relief from depression by guiding you to make positive and rewarding changes in your life. This simple, profound process reconnects you to the naturally occurring rewards of a well-lived life, which are powerful antidotes to feelings of depression. The workbook's engaging exercises create a structured framework in which you are encouraged to focus on those activities that will inspire you with feelings of pleasure, mastery, and engagement. Learn to develop a list of enjoyable activities or activities you need to engage in as a part of a normal and satisfying life. Begin with the easiest (or sometimes, the most indispensable) activities on your the list, and learn how to tackle them one by one.
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Behavioral activation therapy offers effective, fast relief from depression. This book coaches readers to develop a list of enjoyable activities and, beginning with the easiest, they learn how to tackle them one by one. This simple, profound process connects people with naturally occurring rewards, which are powerful antidotes to feelings of depression.
Unpaid Annotation
Behavior psychologists Christopher R. Martell, Ph.D., and Michael E. Addis, Ph.D., offer readers a radically new approach for overcoming depression that focuses on getting them reengaged with life and the world around them using "behavior activation"--a fast-acting, effective, self-help therapy. Print advertising. Health, mental health, and women's media campaign. Mailing to 50,000 mental health and medical professionals.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
Understanding Depression
How Depression Worksp. 7
Learn Your Patterns and Start to Change Themp. 23
Ending Depression
Getting Out of "TRAPs" and Back on "TRAC"p. 47
Take ACTION: First Steps toward Changep. 69
Stop Worrying about Your Inner Child and Develop Your Outer Adultp. 85
Activation as an Approach to Your Daily Life
Make Changes One Step at a Timep. 103
Free Yourself from Mood Dependencep. 125
Build the Life You Wantp. 143
Tying It All Togetherp. 159
Copies of Monitoring Formsp. 169
Referencesp. 175
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