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Behavioral Activation for Depression

Author : Christopher R. Martell
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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.

Behavioral Activation for Depression Second Edition

Author : Christopher R. Martell
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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.

Manage Your Mood How to Use Behavioural Activation Techniques to Overcome Depression

Author : David Veale
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Overcoming app now available via iTunes and the Google Play Store. Depression is one of the most common mental health problems and affects 121 million people at any time. It is recognised by the World Health Organisation as one of the Top 10 most disabling health conditions. Behavioural Activation, a therapy developed from CBT, is an effective new technique in managing depression and ideally suited to self-help. By analysing, challenging and changing behaviours such as avoidance, ruminating and excessive worrying, the sufferer can gradually reinforce their positive experiences and decrease the behaviour which reinforces their depression. Includes worksheets and practical problem-solving techniques. Step-by-step approach to analysing and changing behaviours. Includes an explanation of depression and associated behaviours and case studies. Written by leading clinicians in the field.

Behavioral Activation for Depressed Breast Cancer Patients

Author : Marlena Maria Ryba
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Behavioral activation (BA) is an empirically validated treatment that reduces depression by increasing overt behaviors and exposure to reinforcing environmental contingencies. Although research has identified an inverse correlation between pleasant or rewarding activities and depression, the causal relation between increased structured activities and reduced depression has not directly been studied. In the context of a recent randomized trial (Hopko et al., 2011), this study used longitudinal data and growth curve modeling to examine relationships among the quantity of activities completed, proportion of activities completed (i.e., therapeutic compliance), environmental reward, and depression in breast cancer patients treated with BATD (n = 23). Results indicated that therapeutic compliance with assigned activities was causally related to depression reduction, whereas the specific quantity of completed activities was not systematically related. Logistic regression indicated that for patients completing all assigned activities, treatment response and remission were nearly certain. Neither therapeutic compliance nor the quantity of completed activities were directly associated with self-reported environmental reward during the BA interval (session three to post-treatment), and environmental reward did not mediate the relation between activation and depression. Study findings are discussed in the context of behavioral models of depression and BA therapy.

Behavioral Activation

Author : Jonathan W. Kanter
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Behavioral activation theory indicates that much clinically relevant human behavior is a function of positive reinforcement, and that when positive reinforcement is reduced, lost, or chronically low depression results. Behavioral activation encourages clients to obtain and nurture the skills that allow them to establish and maintain contact with diverse, stable sources of positive reinforcement. This creates a life of meaning, value and purpose. Behavioral Activation: Distinctive Features clarifies the fundamental theoretical and practical features of behavioral activation, integrating various techniques into a unified whole that is efficient and effective. The book includes numerous case examples and transcribed segments from therapy sessions and outlines behavioral concepts using straightforward terms and examples so that all therapists can see the utility and practical value of this approach. This book will provide essential guidance for students and new therapists, as well as more experienced clinicians wanting to know more about what makes behavioral activation a distinct form of cognitive behavior therapy.

Behavioral Activation with Adolescents

Author : Elizabeth McCauley
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This book presents the first behavioral activation (BA) program to help 12- to 18-year-olds overcome depression. The authors provide a systematic framework for increasing adolescents' engagement in rewarding activities and decreasing avoidant behavior. User-friendly features include session-by-session guidelines and agendas, sample scripts, and instructional materials. Strategies are described for actively involving parents and tailoring BA to each teen's needs and developmental level. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book contains 35 reproducible handouts. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

Single session Behavioral Activation for Depression

Author : Shannon M. Foskey
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Treatment of Depression in Adolescents and Adults

Author : David W. Springer
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Praise for Treatment of Depression in Adolescents and Adults "This outstanding book, written for clinicians, provides a fascinating examination of leading depression treatments supported by cutting-edge scientific evidence. The editors have assembled an impressive list of authors who expertly describe each intervention at a level of detail rarely seen in other books. Clinicians looking for guidance on how to implement evidence-based treatments for depression will find this book indispensable." —Aaron T. Beck, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania President Emeritus, Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research "This is a much-needed book that can increase accessibility of empirically based treatments to practicing clinicians. The chapters are informative, readable, and peppered with clinical examples that bring the treatments to life. This book is an essential bridge to enhance dissemination of some of our most potent treatments for depression to those on the front lines of treatment delivery." —Adele M. Hayes, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Delaware Evidence-based interventions for treating depression in adolescents and adults Part of the Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice Series, Treatment of Depression in Adolescents and Adults provides busy mental health practitioners with detailed, step-by-step guidance for implementing clinical interventions that are supported by the latest scientific evidence. This thorough, yet practical volume draws on a roster of experts and researchers in the field who have assembled state-of-the-art knowledge into this well-rounded guide. Each chapter serves as a practitioner-focused how-to reference and covers interventions that have the best empirical support for the treatment of depression, including: Cognitive Behavior Therapy Behavioral Activation Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy for Chronic Depression Easy to use and accessible in tone, Treatment of Depression in Adolescents and Adults is indispensable for practitioners who would like to implement evidence-based, culturally competent, effective interventions in their care of clients struggling with depression.

The PTSD Behavioral Activation Workbook

Author : Matthew Jakupcak
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A simple, effective, and groundbreaking approach to help you move beyond trauma and focus on the things that bring you joy. If you suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), reliving the past through trauma-focused treatments may be too painful a place to start. Behavioral activation—the powerful treatment method outlined in this workbook—provides an essential foundation for recovery by shifting the focus of your trauma to the things in life that give you true fulfillment, joy, and value. This way, you can envision the kind of future you want to have, and move forward in your treatment to pursue that future. With this breakthrough workbook, you’ll learn to replace unproductive coping strategies—such as avoidance—with activities that you find pleasant and meaningful. You’ll find an overview of behavioral activation: what it is, why it works, and how you can implement it into your life to begin healing the wounds of your past and paving the way for a bright future full of possibility. If you’ve experienced trauma, you need real tools to help you manage your pain and jumpstart your recovery. With this compassionate and evidence-based workbook, you’ll find actionable solutions to help you begin healing and take that next needed step toward wellness, wholeness, and peace.

Behavioral Activation for Depression

Author : Aviva Stavsky-Benor
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The Behavioral Activation for Depression Scale Short Form

Author : Rachel Christine Manos
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Behavioral Activation as a Treatment for Geriatric Depression

Author : Adriana Coates
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Brief Behavioural Activation for Adolescent Depression

Author : Shirley Reynolds
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This step-by-step guide to Brief Behavioural Activation (Brief BA) provides everything practitioners need to use this approach with adolescents. It is suitable for new practitioners as well as those who are more experienced. Brief BA is a straightforward, structured and effective intervention for treating adolescents showing symptoms of depression, focusing on helping young people to recover through doing more of what matters to them. This practical manual contains guidance on how to deliver Brief BA at every stage, photocopiable activities and worksheets for the client and their parents, and a section on the research and theory behind the approach. It includes information and advice on how to assess adolescent depression, get to know the young person and their priorities better and help them to do more of what matters.

Behavioral Activation for Mildly Depressed University Students

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Although depression is prevalent among university students, limited and dated research has examined the efficacy of behavioral interventions in treating this population. Based on a modified version of the Behavioral Activation Treatment for Depression (BATD; Hopko & Lejuez, 2007; Lejuez, Hopko, & Hopko, 2001) that involved a structured single-session intervention and 2-week treatment period, we conducted a randomized controlled trial comparing individualized BATD and a no-treatment control for university students with mild to moderate depression symptoms (N = 30). Outcome measures assessed depression severity, environmental reward, social support, and somatic anxiety. Repeated measures analyses of variance and reliable change indices indicated that individuals in the BATD group had significantly greater reductions in depression and increased environmental reward at post-treatment relative to the control group. A statistical trend also suggested BATD may show promise toward increasing social support. Given current conditions in many academic institutions that include high demand for mental health services, limited personnel, and time restrictions, brief and parsimonious interventions such as BATD may represent a viable treatment option. Study limitations and future directions are discussed.

Development and Evaluation of Behavioral Activation Guided Self help Treatment for Mild to Moderate Depression

Author : Carey Schwartz
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Background: Cognitive behavioral guided self-help (CBTgsh) programs are brief, costeffective, and have been shown to be effective in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. Aims: The present study developed a novel guided self-help treatment based on Behavioral Activation (BA), an empirically supported treatment for depression and evaluated its acceptability and effectiveness among college students. Methods: Utilizing a train-the-trainer implementation strategy, an advanced graduate student in clinical psychology received expert-led training in BA, developed the guided self-help treatment (BAgsh) under supervision, and subsequently trained and supervised two junior graduate students to implement the treatment in an open clinical trial. Treatment comprised 10 sessions of BAgsh for 19 college students with mild to moderately severe depressive symptoms. Client outcomes were improvement in depressive symptoms on the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) and the Behavioral Activation for Depression Scale (BADS). Implementation outcomes were acceptability and both therapist and client adherence. Results: Intent-to-treat analyses revealed that 31.6% of clients achieved reliable recovery, comparable to recovery rates from a largescale clinical trial of CBTgsh. Clients also reported significant improvements on both measures with medium to very large effect sizes. Clients and counseling center staff reported high levels of satisfaction and therapists showed a 95% rate of adherence to the treatment protocol. Conclusions: The results of the current study provide “proof-ofconcept†for the effectiveness and acceptability of BAgsh and support for the train-thetrainer model. These findings suggest that, given adequate training and supervision, specialized therapist credentials are not necessary for the effectiveness of BAgsh.

The Use of Therapeutic Interventions in Cognitive behavioral Therapy and Behavioral Activation for Depression

Author : Mandy Steiman
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Behavioral Activation of Religious Behaviors

Author : Maria Elizabeth Anne Armento
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Although spiritual or religious behaviors are sometimes targeted within behavioral activation protocols (Hopko & Lejuez, 2007; Hopko, Lejuez, Ruggiero, & Eifert, 2003), the efficacy of a protocol that exclusively develops a religiously-based behavioral repertoire has not been investigated. This randomized controlled study investigated the efficacy of a brief protocol for religious action in behavioral activation (PRA-BA) relative to a no-treatment "supportʺ condition among mild to moderately depressed undergraduate students (n = 50). PRA-BA consisted of an individualized one-session intervention and 2-week activation interval. Clinical outcomes assessed depression, environmental reward, anxiety, and quality of life. Repeated measures ANOVAs indicated that the PRA-BA group had significantly greater decreases in depression and anxiety and increases in environmental reward at post-treatment. There was also a statistical trend indicating that PRA-BA may improve quality of life. At one month follow-up, treatment gains were maintained for the PRA-BA participants. This study provides encouraging support for the efficacy of a strictly religiously-based behavioral intervention toward attenuating symptoms of depression in college students.

Testing the Efficacy of a Computerized Behavioral Activation Treatment of Depressive Disorders

Author : Alyssa H. Kalata
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The present study sought to examine the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a computerized behavioral activation treatment for depressive disorders (IMM-BA), while also investigating potential mechanisms of action involved in the treatment of depression through the use of behavioral activation. Nine adults who met criteria for either Major Depressive Disorder or Dysthymic Disorder were recruited from Kalamazoo, Portage, and surrounding areas in Southwestern Michigan. All participants received ten sessions of IMM-BA treatment. Symptoms of depression and related information were assessed at pretreatment and one-week, one-month, three-month, and six-month follow-up through the use of the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II), the Revised Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (RHRSD), the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders (SCID), the Behavioral Activation for Depression Scale (BADS), the Automatic thoughts Questionnaire (ATQ), and the Quality of Life Scale (QOLS). It was hypothesized that changes in the patterns and nature of overt behavior of participants would be the primary mechanism by which treatment effects were observed.

Brief Behavioural Activation for Adolescent Depression

Author : Shirley Reynolds
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A comprehensive, accessible guide to Brief Behavioural Activation, a structured intervention for treating adolescents with depression. It provides guidance on every stage of delivering the process in practice, with photocopiable worksheets, and a section on the theory behind the approach. Suitable for both new and experienced practitioners.

Overcoming Depression One Step at a Time

Author : Michael E. Addis
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Provides self-activation techniques to help achieve a medication-free recovery from depression.