CBT for depression

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Session frequency and total length
once a week and from 5-20 sessions
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Aim
to relieve the symptoms of depression by realising and then solving the negative thoughts and unhelpful thinking
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What does the approach believe about emotions/behaviour/thinking
believes they are all connected and that thoughts lead to emotions leading to behaviour e.g. think your ugly so feel sad so self harm. draw diagrams to represent this.
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relationship between therapist and client?
a close relationship between the two and the therapy is a collaboration in that they decide on the goals together and which areas to target
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STRENGTH: Kuyken
found that CBT is more effective for treating depression than anti-depressants
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STRENGTH: popularity
very widely accepted and respected treatment
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STRENGTH: relapse
the treatment helps patient to avoid relapsing by being equipped with knowledge on how to recognise symptoms of depression
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WEAKNESS: cause and effect
can't be sure that negative thinking causes depression and not the reverse which is the basis on the entire treatment so would be an ineffective treatment if the basis is incorrect
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WEAKNESS: ability to change
assumes that all patients have the ability to change deeply ingrained negative beliefs and ways of thinking which some do not
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WEAKNESS: bond
depends upon the bond between therapist and client which is not always possible
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to relieve the symptoms of depression by realising and then solving the negative thoughts and unhelpful thinking

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relationship between therapist and client?

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STRENGTH: Kuyken

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