Psychotherapy and Counselling for Depression
- Paul Gilbert - Mental Health Research Unit, Kingsway Hospital, Derby, UK
Therapy in Practice
Counseling & Psychotherapy | Counseling Psychology
- General negativity
- Sense of failure and abandonment
- Feelings of powerlessness, anger, shame, and guilt
The book examines the essential stages of the therapeutic process from conceptualization and formulation through to a wide variety of interventions for different types of difficulty. The Third Edition has been revised and updated and features a new chapter focusing on the role of the therapeutic relationship.
Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! I would thoroughly recommend this book to any other counsellor or psychotherapist. It is described on the back cover as 'outstanding', 'valuable' and an 'essential resource' and I would fully endorse all of these descriptions. I have been qualified for 10 years and have had extensive client experience, but feel I have gained so much from Gilbert's wisdom on this topic. It is excellent value for money and again I would recommend it to any practitioner.
This book takes the reader gently but thoroughly through the biopsychosocial processes that underpin depression. Excellent worksheets and information sheets are provided as appendices. [It] is a valuable resource for those who already work with depression and essential reading for those considering working in this field.
Paul Gilbert provides the reader with a refreshingly wide-ranging, integrative and up-to-date understanding of the nature, assessment and treatment of depression. All psychological therapists will benefit from reading his important book.
Paul Gilbert writes in a scholarly, yet accessible, style on the bio-psychosocial perspectives of depression. I agree with him that knowledge of such areas is crucial to being able to work effectively with people experiencing depression.
Psychotherapy and Counselling for Depression, Third Edition by the distinguished psychologist, Paul Gilbert, is an outstanding contribution to the field. I read this book with great enthusiasm and interest - and, I must acknowledge - admiration. Gilbert provides the reader with a wide-ranging, integrative and completely up-to-date understanding of the nature of depression. He effortlessly weaves together evolutionary theory, cognitive theory, behavioral models, neuropsychology, attachment, compassionate mind, and social cognition, to provide us with the most comprehensive understanding that you will find in any one book. In addition, he provides us with very practical examples of how to help our patients who suffer from this debilitating and demoralizing problem. This is a book I will turn to often and require our trainees to know and to use. We owe Professor Gilbert our gratitude for providing us with a book that is filled with intelligence and wisdom and - at the same time - is immensely practical in its message. All clinicians will benefit from reading this valuable book.
This book is an invaluable resource for those working with depression.
The author gives comprehensive explanations of the processes that underpin depression and provides accessible information on the nature, assessment and treatment of depression.
With illustrative practical examples and useful worksheets, this book is a good resource for all those working in the helping professions.
One of a number of useful texts on depression - practical and accessible.
This is a wonderful book. Readable, thorough and highly practical. The subject is handled expertly and professor Gilbert brings in his biopsychosocial perspective adroitly.
This book is a fantastic resource for those wishing to explore in more detail the issues that arise in relation to counselling for depression.