Introduction: The Challenge of Persistent Depression.
Chapter 1: The Cognitive Model of Persistent Depression.
Chapter 2: The Foundations of Therapy: Therapeutic Relationship, Style and Structure.
Chapter 3: Initial Assessment and Formulation.
Chapter 4: Initiating Therapy: Socialisation and Setting Goals.
Chapter 5: Using Standard Behavioural Techniques.
Chapter 6: Working with Automatic Thoughts.
Chapter 7: Recognising Underlying Beliefs and Their Effects.
Chapter 8: Modifying Underlying Beliefs.
Chapter 9: Working with Some Typical Themes in Persistent Depression.
Chapter 10: Beyond Therapy: Preventing Relapse and Furthering Progress.
Chapter 11: Delivering Treatment.
Chapter 12: Outcomes and Processes of Therapy.
Appendix 1: Meet the Patients.
Appendix 2: Handouts for Patients.
- the patient is reluctant to engage in therapy
- the patient’s negative thinking does not respond to standard therapeutic techniques
- the patient’s negative beliefs have much basis in their experience
- the therapist becomes demoralised by the apparent lack of progress in therapy