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Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for depression: A new approach to preventing relapse
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for depression: A new approach to preventing relapse
Format: Book
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Guilford Press
Place of Publication: New York, NY, US
Pages: xiv, 351
Source ID: shanti-sources-73586
Abstract: This book presents an innovative eight-session program that has been clinically proven to bolster recovery from depression and prevent relapse. Developed by leading scientist-practitioners, and solidly grounded in current psychological research, the approach integrates cognitive therapy principles and practice into a mindfulness framework. Clinicians from any background will find vital tools to help clients maintain gains made by prior treatment and to expand the envelope of care to remission and beyond. The focus of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is teaching clients how to make a simple yet radical shift in their relationship to the thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations that contribute to depressive relapse. This shift entails fostering a "decentered" relationship to experience, in which negative thoughts or feelings can be viewed as events in the mind, rather than as "self" or as necessarily true. Step-by-step guidelines are provided for conducting awareness exercises and cognitive interventions that help clients both gain awareness of mild states of sadness and prevent them from spiraling out of control. Illustrative transcripts and a wealth of reproducible materials, including session summaries and participant forms, enhance the clinical utility of the volume. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)