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Cognitive Approaches

  • Steven D. Hollon
  • Virginia Jacobson

Abstract

In this chapter, we will outline a cognitive approach to the treatment of clinical depression. In particular, we will focus on cognitive therapy (Beck, 1970; Beck, Rush, Shaw, & Emery, 1979), a time-limited, focused intervention targeted at changing the maladaptive beliefs and dysfunctional attitudes posited by cognitive theorists to be causal and/or maintaining factors in depression.

Keywords

Beck Depression Inventory Cognitive Therapy Rate Belief Cognitive Approach Automatic Thought 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven D. Hollon
    • 1
  • Virginia Jacobson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Minnesota and St. Paul-Ramsey Medical CenterMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Ramsey County Adult Mental Health CenterSt. PaulUSA

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