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Jun 2003
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Based on cognitive behavioural psychotherapy, this resource book describes how to treat mild to moderate depression. Aimed at the professional with little or no experience of treating depression, it provides detailed instructions on recognising a client's profile of depression, identifying dysfunctional thinking patterns and following through the ten steps for treatment.

Divided into three parts - Part 1 contains basic information about depression, cognitive therapy and other approaches to treatment; Part 2 gives practical guidance in 10 steps to help clients overcome depression; and Part 3 provides additional information about sub-types of depression, drug treatment and the management of suicide and self-harm.

Each step has handouts that can be photocopied and given to the client.

Suitable for use with groups as well as individuals.


184pp, A4, wire-o-bound


Part 1 Basic Information:

  1. Principles of Cognitive Therapy
  2. The Cognitive Model of Depression
  3. Using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Depressed Individuals
  4. Reasons for Failure in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  5. Combining Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Other Approaches
  6. Other Therapeutic Models


• Part 2 Therapeutic Steps

• Part 3 Additional Information:

  1. Drug Treatment and Increasing Adherence to Medication
  2. Management of Suicide
  3. Management of Self-harm
  4. Types of Depression
  5. Additional Reading.


Published reviews: 

"The resource book is a well written, easy to read guide. Reading this book was a pleasurable experience. It was easy to follow, well laid out...a good review for clinicians who have experience with it'" 
Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapists

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Geoff Tomlinson & Dawn Slater

Geoff Tomlinson is a consultant psychiatrist in Plymouth working in the Home Treatment Team and Early Intervention Service.

Dawn Slater is a ward manager in Plymouth for the acute in-patient ward and intensive care unit.