Behavioral Activation for Depression A Clinician's Guide

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Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2022-01-04
Publisher(s): The Guilford Press
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Noted for its clarity and practical utility, the definitive guide to behavioral activation (BA) is now in a revised and expanded second edition. The authors are leading experts who enumerate BA principles and provide guidelines for assessment and intervention. Clinicians learn effective procedures for structuring each session, identifying and scheduling antidepressant activities, targeting avoidance and rumination, and monitoring progress. Illustrated with an extended case example, sample dialogues, and quick-reference tables, the book features 16 reproducible worksheets and forms. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials--plus a supplemental client booklet--in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.
New to This Edition
*Reflects a decade of advances in research, clinical practice, and training.
*Chapter on transdiagnostic applications and new treatment settings.
*Four additional reproducible appendices: measures of BA client progress and therapist treatment fidelity.
*Supplemental downloadable booklet: Client's Guide to BA.

Author Biography

Christopher R. Martell, PhD, ABPP, is Clinic Director of the Psychological Services Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Lecturer in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. He is board certified in Clinical Psychology and in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology. He has led workshops around the world on behavioral activation and other topics. Dr. Martell is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Psychologist Award from the Washington State Psychological Association, and has received honors and recognition as an instructor and clinical supervisor. He was a full-time practicing clinician for over 24 years prior to devoting his time to teaching, supervision, and research consultation.
Sona Dimidjian, PhD, a clinical psychologist, is Director of the Renée Crown Wellness Institute and Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is a widely recognized expert on women’s mental health; the clinical application of contemplative practices, such as mindfulness meditation; and cognitive and behavioral approaches. She has developed successful prevention and treatment programs to promote mental health and wellness in health care, education, and community settings. Dr. Dimidjian is a recipient of multiple awards and the author of widely cited scholarly papers. Her most recent books include the self-help resource Expecting Mindfully as well as Behavioral Activation for Depression, Second Edition, and Evidence-Based Practice in Action (for mental health professionals).
Ruth Herman-Dunn, PhD, is in private practice in Seattle and supervises graduate students in her position as Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington. She has been a research therapist on several large randomized clinical trials for behavioral treatments, including behavioral activation and dialectical behavior therapy, and has led workshops on these treatments throughout the United States and Canada. Dr. Herman-Dunn provides consultation on treatment dissemination studies and collaborates with a core group of behavioral activation experts on training and treatment development.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Development of Behavioral Activation
2. The Core Principles of Behavioral Activation
3. The Structure and Style of Therapy
4. Identifying the Ingredients of the Behavioral Antidepressant
5. Activity Scheduling and Structuring
6. Avoidance Modification, Solving Problems, and Value-Directed Behavior
7. How Thinking Can Be Problematic Behavior
8. Troubleshooting Difficulties in Activation
9. Measuring Progress and Preparing for Termination
10. Extensions of BA
Appendix 1. Charts and Worksheets for Depressed Clients
Appendix 2. Notebook and Weekly Therapy Plan
Appendix 3. Notebook and Posttherapy Plan
Appendix 4. ACTIVATE Reference Sheet for Therapists
Appendix 5. Behavioral Activation for Depression Scale (BADS)
Appendix 6a. Quality of Behavioral Activation Scale (QBAS) long form
Appendix 6b. Quality of Behavioral Activation Scale (QBAS) short form
Appendix 7. Post Session Self-Assessment Fidelity Checklist

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