Skills Training Manual for Diagnosing and Treating Chronic Depression: Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy
Publisher: The Guilford Press
ISBN 10: 1572306912
ISBN 13: 978-1572306912
"This is quite simply a superb and unique therapist manual. McCullough presents a series of exercises that literally walk the therapist through CBASP treatment. The reader is given the opportunity to identify and constructively address common problems in carrying out the therapy. In its experiential approach to learning, the manual mirrors many of the innovative features of the treatment itself. This manual is essential for any clinician who wants to learn and apply CBASP. It is an outstanding text for students of psychotherapy at all levels and provides instructors with a timesaving, efficient, and indispensable method of teaching."--Bruce Arnow, PhD, Stanford University School of Medicine
"The Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) is novel, systematic, and has undergone empirical evaluation. Now McCullough has provided an additional tool to aid in the dissemination of this new evidence-based treatment for chronic depression. A gifted clinician and teacher, McCullough not only has determined what needs to be taught, but also has developed an excellent method for doing so. The Skills Training Manual offers clinicians instant feedback on their mastery of key CBASP concepts. The exercises are challenging, while the feedback is gentle and encouraging. I recommend this manual and the accompanying text to practitioners and trainees in diverse settings."--Robin B. Jarrett, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
About the Author
James P. McCullough, Jr., PhD, is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and was elected a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Psychological Forensic Examiners. He is is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he served on the faculty for 45 years. An award-winning educator and researcher, Dr. McCullough's areas of special interest are dysthymia, double depression, and chronic major depression, particularly diagnostic criteria; unipolar diagnostic category psychosocial comparisons; and cognitive and single-case methodology evaluating both private practice and research.