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Rumination-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Depression

Author: Edward R. Watkins

Publisher: The Guilford Press

ISBN 10: 1462536042
ISBN 13: 978-1462536047

ISBN 10: 9781462525102
ISBN 13: 978-1462525102

Negative rumination plays a key role in the onset and maintenance of depression and anxiety--and targeting this persistent mental habit in treatment can lead to better client outcomes and reduced residual symptoms. Rumination-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (RFCBT) for depression combines carefully adapted elements of CBT with imagery, visualization, and compassion-based techniques. Leading clinician-researcher Edward R. Watkins provides everything needed to implement this innovative, empirically supported 12-session approach, including sample dialogues, a chapter-length case example, reflections and learning exercises for therapists, and 10 reproducible client handouts. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.