The Third Edition of Counselling and Psychotherapy for Depression is a popular and practical guide to working with people suffering from depression. As well as describing the skills and techniques used by practitioners, the book explores the features and complexities of depressed states including:
Sense of failure and abandonment
Feelings of powerlessness, anger, shame, and guilt
The book examines the essential stages of the therapeutic process from conceptualization and formulation through to a wide variety of interventions for different types of difficulty. The Third Edition has been revised and updated and features a new chapter focusing on the role of the therapeutic relationship.
PART ONE: UNDERSTANDING THE NATURE OF DEPRESSION WITH A BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL APPROACH Depression The Basics Multi-Level Systems in Depression The Brain, Threats and Depression Behavioural Approaches Action Matters Human Social Needs and Roles Attachment, Social Connectedness and Defeat Thinking, Self-Awareness, Social Goals and the Role of Shame in Depression PART TWO: PROCESSES FOR THE THERAPEUTIC JOURNEY The Therapeutic Relationship and Working Alliance Beginning the Therapeutic Journey with the Depressed Person Thoughts, Beliefs and Safety Strategies Constructing Formulations Helping People Engage and Change Some Basic Principles Developing Self-Compassion Focusing Interventions with a Special Reference to Self-Criticism Working with Specific Difficulties 1 Approval, Achievement, Assertiveness and Rebellion Working with Specific Difficulties 2 Shame, Guilt, Ideals and Envy Overview, Saying Goodbye and Personal Reflections