Part I: Distinctive Theoretical Features of the CBASP Model. Distinctive History of CBASP. Distinctive Terminology of the CBASP Model. Distinctive Theoretical Foundations of CBASP. Distinctive Psychopathology of the Chronic Patient. The Fear-Avoidance Problem. Perceptual Disconnection from Others. Distinctive Goals of CBASP Treatment. Distinctive Psychotherapist Role in Disciplined Personal Involvement. Distinctive Utilization of the Transference Hypothesis Strategy. Distinctive CBASP Interpersonal Discrimination Exercise. Distinctive Psychotherapist Role as Choreographer of Consequences. Distinctive CBASP Situational Analysis Exercise. Preparing Pre-therapy Patients to Learn Using Contingent Personal Responsivity. Participant Role of the Patient in CBASP. Optimal Characteristics of CBASP Therapists. Distinctive Structural Format of the CBASP Sessions. Part II: The Practical/Clinical Features of CBASP. Unique Procedure of CBASP to Diagnose PDD. Don't Overestimate the Preoperational Patient. Choreographing In-Session Contingencies so Patients Learn. Administering Disciplined Personal Involvement in CBASP. How to Determine the DPI Role with Patients. Session 2: The Significant Other History and Transference Hypothesis Construction. The Interpersonal Discrimination Exercise and CBASP Treatment Goal One. Situational Analysis: Elicitation Phase of SA. Situational Analysis: Remediation Phase of SA. Situational Analysis Example and CBASP Treatment Goal Two: Case One. Situational Analysis Examples: Case Two and Three. Educating Patients to Manage a Lifetime Disorder. Operationalized Learning Goals of CBASP: IDE & SA. CBASP Case Description: (Part A). CBASP Case Discussion (Part B)
James P. McCullough, Jr. is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University. Elisabeth Schramm is Professor at the University Medical Centre, Freiburg, Germany. J. Kim Penberthy is Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA.
"CBASP, developed by Dr. James P. McCullough Jr., is the only treatment specifically targeted for persistent forms of depression. Its efficacy has now been demonstrated in several clinical trials. This volume clearly and concisely explains how CBASP differs from more traditional forms of cognitive behaviour therapy, and describes its clinical application. This book will be invaluable for all clinicians and trainees who treat patients with persistent depression, and for all mental health professionals who are interested in extensions of the standard CBT model." - Daniel N. Klein, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University
"James P. McCullough, Jr.'s work is a beacon for clinicians and researchers struggling to understand and treat chronically depressed individuals. This book is a "must read" for mental health professionals working with these often misunderstood and underserved patients." - Todd K. Favorite, Ph.D., Director, University of Michigan Psychological Clinic, Assistant Professor, U of M Medical School, Dept. of Psychiatry