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A Practical Guide for Working with Depression
A Practical Guide for Working with Depression

A Practical Guide for Working with Depression

A cognitive behavioural approach for mental health workers


92 Pages, 8 x 12

Formats: Spiral

Spiral, $54.00 (US $54.00) (CA $73.00)

Publication Date: December 2016

ISBN 9781910366905

Rights: US & CA

Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd (Dec 2016)

Price: $54.00


A Practical Guide for Working with Depression: a Cognitive Behavioural Approach for Mental Health Workers provides mental health workers in all public, private and voluntary sectors with information on the nature of depression based on a number of theories from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which is the predominant model used in public services at the moment.This guide aims to improve the awareness and skill level of workers using psychological therapies with their clients.Each section will provide learning outcomes linked to units from the level 3 Health and Social Care Diploma (formerly NVQ3) in the Qualifications and Credit FrameworkThe information in each chapter will act as pathway through depression from understanding the condition to working directly with it, to finally planning for recovery.The manual covers:Communication and listening techniques to assess goals, client motivation levels and to encourage positive changeThe causes and presentation of clinical depression and how to apply this knowledgeTechniques to help clients understand their depressionBeck’s triad of negative thoughts and how to recognise negative thought patternsUnderstanding the links between thoughts, emotions, physiology and behaviour in depressionHow to use ‘activity scheduling’ to develop behavioural plans to improve mood and reverse negative vicious cycles.

Author Biography

All three of the authors work for Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust.Michael O’Sullivan is a Registered Mental Nurse and a social worker. He has worked as a compassionate mind therapist for three years. He has a post-graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy and is qualified in Cognitive Analytic Therapy.Samantha Watson has been a Registered Mental Health Nurse since 1997. She completed the intensive Dialectical Behavioural Therapy-DBT Training with the British Isles DBT Team, works as a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapist and also has a post graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy. She has been working with a compassion focused approach since 2006.Brendan Butler is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and a social worker. He has worked as a mental health therapist for 12 years and has extensive experience in Compassionate Mind. He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy.