Treatment of Psychosocial Risk Factors in Depression

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Pub. Date: 2023-01-24
Publisher(s): American Psychological Association
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Clinical depression is the single leading cause of mental health disease in the world, and the need for effective treatments has never been greater. In recent years, the volume of theory and research on a range of psychosocial risk factors for depression has grown dramatically.

Fortunately, many of these risk factors are modifiable, making them ideal targets for treatment. Unlike other books that focus on intervention from a specific conceptual vantage point, such as cognitive-behavioral or acceptance and commitment therapy, this book’s innovative approach targets the client’s underlying vulnerability or risk factor and links it to specific, evidence-based treatment.

In each chapter, leading authorities on a particular risk factor evaluate the literature, discuss implications for treatment, and present a case example to demonstrate how therapists can use the techniques with clients.   

Author Biography

David J. A. Dozois, PhD, is a professor of psychology and psychiatry, and director of the Clinical Psychology Graduate Program at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Dozois is a fellow of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT), the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). Dr. Dozois’ research focuses on cognitive vulnerability to depression and cognitive-behavioral theory/therapy. He has published 196 scientific articles, book chapters and books, and 89 non-peer reviewed papers, and has presented over 360 research presentations at national and international conferences. Twitter: @Dozois_Mood_Lab
Keith S. Dobson, PhD, is a professor of clinical psychology at the University of Calgary, where has served in roles such as the director of the Clinical Psychology Program, and head of the Department of Psychology. His research has focused on both models and the treatment of depression, particularly using cognitive-behavioral therapies. Further, he has written about developments in professional psychology and ethics, and has been actively involved in organized psychology in Canada, including a term as president of the Canadian Psychological Association. Dr. Dobson’s research has resulted in over 320 published articles and 80 chapters, 17 books, and conference and workshop presentations in many countries.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Introduction: Treatment of Psychosocial Risk Factors in Depression
David J.A. Dozois & Keith S. Dobson
Chapter 1: Models of Psychosocial Risk in Depression
David J. A. Dozois & Keith S. Dobson
Chapter 2: Parental Psychopathology and Parenting 
Abigail E. Pine & Judy Garber
Chapter 3: Low Social Support and Relational Regulation 
Brian Lakey
Chapter 4: Interpersonal Risk Factors 
Jami F. Young, Molly Davis & Laura Mufson
Chapter 5: Childhood Adversity, Stressful Life Events, and Trauma
Kate L. Harkness
Chapter 6: Dependency and Excessive Reassurance Seeking
Lisa R. Starr, Angela C. Santee & Meghan Huang
Chapter 7: Marriage and Relationship Issues
Mark A. Whisman & Anna L. Gilmour
Chapter 8: Emotion Dysregulation
Natasha H. Bailen & Renee J. Thompson
Chapter 9: Negative Thinking: Cognitive Products and Schema Structures
David J. A. Dozois & Aaron T. Beck
Chapter 10: Negative Information Processing
Wisteria Deng & Jutta Joormann
Chapter 11: Optimism and Pessimism
Max Genecov & Martin Seligman
Chapter 12: Perfectionism
Paul L. Hewitt, Martin M. Smith, Sabrina Ge, Marcia Mössler, Gordon L. Flett & Samuel F. Mikail
Chapter 13: Rumination 
Ed Watkins
Chapter 14: Ineffective Social Problem Solving
Arthur M. Nezu, Christine Maguth Nezu, Jenna L. Damico & Holly R. Gerber
Chapter 15: Cognitive and Behavioral Avoidance 
Christopher R. Martell & Ajeng J. Puspitasari
Chapter 16: Metacognition and Mental Regulation 
Adrian Wells & Henrik Nordahl
Chapter 17: Investigating and Treating Psychosocial Risk Factors in Depression: An Integrative Summary
David J. A. Dozois & Keith S. Dobson
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