From leading experts in behavioral activation research and clinical practice, this volume presents an empirically tested approach for helping clients overcome depression by becoming active and engaged in their own lives.
Behavioral activation is a stand-alone treatment whose principles can be integrated easily with other approaches that therapists already use.
Guidelines are presented for identifying individualized treatment targets, monitoring and scheduling antidepressant activities--experiences that are likely to be rewarding and pleasurable--and decreasing avoidance and ruminative thinking.
Rich clinical illustrations include an extended case example that runs throughout the book.
Twenty-two reproducible forms, worksheets, and tables can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2 x 11 size.