2nd Edition

The Psychological Treatment of Depression

By J. Mark G. Williams Copyright 1992
    308 Pages
    by Routledge

    308 Pages
    by Routledge

    'A clear, rigorous account of cognitive behavioural methods for treating depression.' - British Journal of Psychiatry

    The use of behavioural and cognitive techniques for treating depression has yielded exciting results. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is as effective in the short term as anti-depressant drugs and has longer-lasting effects than medication. This book brings together assessment and treatment techniques of proven efficacy, describing them in usable detail and setting them in the context of current psychological theories of depression. It is an invaluable guide to practitioners wishing to make use of CBT.

    1 Introduction 2 Psychological models of depression I: The behavioural background 3 Psychological models of depression II: The cognitive foreground 4 Psychological treatment of depression: Outcome studies 5 The assessment of depression: Some representative procedures 6 Treatment techniques I: Overview, basic behavioural techniques and symptom management 7 Treatment techniques II: Cognitive strategies 8 Treatment techniques III: Behavioural and cognitive therapy for chronic and unremitting depression 9 Training exercises 10 The cognitive theory of depression revisited 11 Cognitive-behavioural therapy and the process of change


    J. Mark G. Williams

    `Lucidly written, with case illustrations, in the words of an advertising copywriter for soaps: "Now, better than ever". Recommended. - Institute of Psychiatry Journal

    `The book is clearly written throughout, well organized and easy to read. It is highly recommended for practising therapists, therapists in training and students' - British Journal of Clinical Psychology

    'A clear, vigorous account of cognitive behavioural methods for treating depression' - British Journal of Psychiatry (review from first edition)

    `The second edition of this book has new chapters about in-patient cognitive therapy and the process of therapeutic change. Like the first edition, it is comprehensive and clearly written. I would recommend it to anyone interested in learning about the subject.' - British Journal of Psychiatry

    `This book served to remind me that there are many valid ways in which people can be helped.' - The Samaritan