Patient's Manual for CBASP

James P. McCullough, Jr.

A Paperback Original
A Paperback Original
October 23, 2002
ISBN 9781572308145
Price: $25.00
40 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
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Designed for distribution to patients, this concise guide provides basic information about chronic depression and a clear introduction to CBASP (Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy). Several case examples are included to help the patient understand what the CBASP techniques are, how they work, and what to expect from treatment in terms of outcome goals. Written in a hopeful, empathic tone, the manual provides needed support to chronically depressed individuals as they begin the challenging work of CBASP psychotherapy.

Table of Contents

I. The Chronically Depressed Patient

1. Introduction to the CBASP Manual

2. Two Types of Chronic Depression

Early-Onset Chronic Depression

Late-Onset Chronic Depression

3. Common Problems of the Chronically Depressed Patient

The Global Thinking Approach to Coping

The "Nothing I Do Matters" Defeatist Approach to Coping

Consequences for Global/Defeatist Thinking

Goals of Your Treatment

II. An Introduction to CBASP Techniques

4. Situational Analysis

Dealing with One Problem at a Time

Two Case Examples

Case 1: Mary

Case 2: Ralph

5. The Interpersonal Discrimination Exercise

The Early Life of Chronically Depressed Patients

Session Two Preparations for Doing IDE Work

Significant-Other History

Constructing the Transference Hypotheses

Treating Interpersonal Hot Spots with the IDE

Case 1 (Mary)

Case 2 (Ralph)


About the Author

James P. McCullough, Jr., PhD, is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and was elected a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Psychological Forensic Examiners. He is is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he served on the faculty for 45 years. An award-winning educator and researcher, Dr. McCullough's areas of special interest are dysthymia, double depression, and chronic major depression, particularly diagnostic criteria; unipolar diagnostic category psychosocial comparisons; and cognitive and single-case methodology evaluating both private practice and research.


For distribution by CBASP-trained clinicians to patients undergoing CBASP treatment for chronic depression.