This book introduces an approach to CBT for depression that integrates cognitive-behavioural models, evidence and therapies. Rooted in evidence-based practice and practically focused, it draws on components of first, second and third-wave CBT to help readers tailor therapy to the needs of individual clients. There is a particular focus on challenging presentations: the authors equip students with the skills to work with different depression sub-types, co-morbid disorders and a broad range of bio-psychosocial factors that can complicate depression and its therapy. Linking theory, evidence and case illustrations, the authors provide a wealth of practical tips that support clinical practice. In-depth cases studies and client contributions add further depth to this rich and stimulating book. This book is relevant to those taking postgraduate training courses in mental health such as CBT therapists, counsellors, nurses, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers and psychiatrists.
Stephen Barton is Head of Training at the Newcastle CBT Centre and former director of the Newcastle CBT Diploma. He has doctorates in cognitive science (Glasgow) and clinical psychology (Leeds), and has lectured in clinical psychology at the Universities of Leeds and Newcastle. An experienced therapist, supervisor, trainer and researcher, for the past twenty years he has specialised in providing CBT to people with complex mood disorders. He is a staunch advocate of the need to integrate evidence, theory and practice in clinical interventions, CBT in particular. His work is devoted to developing therapies for problems that are not currently treatable, with a strong emphasis on personalized healthcare. His method of development is to "shuttle" between single case analysis in the clinic and basic studies of psychological processes in the lab or field. His other clinical interests include training models, interpersonal processes, personal and spiritual development. He is married with three sons and lives in the North East of England.