Group Treatment Manual for Persistent Depression
Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) Therapist’s Guide
This Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) Group Manual is a treatment guide for mental health professionals working with persistently depressed individuals. The manual provides a clear step-by-step application of CBASP as a group treatment modality, the research findings supporting the effectiveness of this treatment, and suggested methods of assessing outcome as well as possible applications or adaptations of the treatment to different settings and disorders. This manual is accompanied by a separate workbook for patients.
Table of Contents
Foreward Preface Acknowledgements I. Introduction II. Group-CBASP Methodology and Procedure III. Group-CBASP Sessions IV. Assessing Change in Group-CBASP Appendices References Index
Liliane Sayegh, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist specialized in mood disorders at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is also an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at McGill University.
J. Kim Penberthy, Ph.D., ABPP, is a board certified clinical psychologist and professor of psychiatry and neurobehavioral sciences at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She is the Director for Research at the UVA Contemplative Sciences Center as well as the Co-Director of the Effective Communication and Coping Skills for Physicians and Physician Clinical Evaluation Programs at UVA.
“On the practical side, I like the integration with behavioral activation and other techniques in a modular fashion that is alluded to. I also like that the limitations of group CBASP are clearly stated. The description of the use of transference hypothesis, IDE, and contingent personal responsivity in group CBASP is very important. I also find the examples helpful as applying IDE is challenging. I find the structure of the session description very helpful. I also like how the CBASP model and the circumplex model are introduced in the group setting.”—Jan Philipp Klein, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Lübeck University.
"CBASP is a promising psychological therapy in the context of treating persistent depression. The authors provide a simply excellent practical translation of how to deliver CBASP in a group setting. Everything that mental health professionals could need to deliver this therapy is provided with clear theoretical grounding combined with clear practice guidelines supported by examples of paperwork to support the group endeavor."—John Swan, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist; Clinical Senior Lecturer and Course Director (CBP Training Programme), Division of Neurosciences and Medical Education Institute College of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing University of Dundee.