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By Arthur Freeman (auth.), Arthur Freeman (eds.)

It is with nice satisfaction and delight that I welcome the booklet of Cognitive treatment with and teams. For a number of years, Arthur Freeman, Director of medical companies on the middle for Cognitive treatment, has been a pace-setter in trying to expand a cognitive method of new difficulties and new populations and to extend the techniques for treating the depressed outpatients for whom this procedure used to be first constructed. Dr. Freeman delivered to the guts the complete diversity and intensity of a various scientific history which had and maintains to expand and increase his paintings either as a therapist and as a instructor. i think he has utilized those dimensions of his experi­ ence absolutely in constructing and enhancing this quantity. The chapters during this ebook truly mirror these medical difficulties that experience attracted the keenest curiosity at the a part of working towards cognitive therapist, that are encountered so usually during treating melancholy. The usage of cognitive remedy with undefined, households, teams, and in education is a transparent instance of this procedure, an interesting subject in its personal correct. Conversely, dealing with specific scientific phe­ nomena comparable to loneliness is a well-recognized challenge to therapists of de­ pressed sufferers. Laura Primakoff demonstrates her creativity and expe­ rience in her therapy of this topic. equally, the chapters on al­ coholism and agoraphobia are well timed embellishments of the unique cogni­ tive version for the person therapy of depression.

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THERAPIST 2: It is an interesting notion that past performance perfectly predicts future performances. Can anyone in the group think of an occasion on which they initially had difficulty learning how to do something that they eventually mastered. JUNE: Like learning how to ride a bike? THERAPIST 2: That's a good example. Most people I know of didn't learn how to ride a bike the first day they tried. JUNE: I know I didn't. THERAPIST 2: If you were to have predicted whether you would be able to ride a bike successfully on the basis of your first try what would you have predicted?

MARY: I'm not the fighter I used to be and I'm afraid of the future, I'm afraid of being left alone. THERAPIST: Okay, let's stop there and review the string of cognitions. We refer to these as automatic thoughts because of the way they occur in a rapid, automatic fashion, seemingly without our having much control over them. At this point the therapist might go through the string of cognitions with the group and point out how they become increasingly global and ominous in their implications. It also might be useful to poll group members to see how many would experience similar emotions and be unable to fall asleep if they were to lie in bed thinking those same thoughts.

Not surprisingly, the cognitions associated with COGNITIVE THERAPY FOR DEPRESSION IN GROUPS 31 her feeling depressed while sitting at home were centered around her chastizing herself for not having done her homework, thereby causing herself to miss an important class session. In addition, she allowed herself to believe that she would fall into disfavor for missing class, she would not continue to do well in the course because she had fallen behind, and that this was another example of a failure in her life.

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