By Robert Zettle PhD
Psychological study means that cognitive habit treatment (CBT), used on my own or together with scientific remedy, is the best therapy for melancholy. fresh discovering, although, recommend that CBT for melancholy may match via varied procedures than we had formerly suspected. The acknowledged target of healing paintings in CBT is the hard and restructuring of irrational innovations which could result in emotions of melancholy. however the result of fresh stories recommend that different unintended effects of CBT may very well have a better influence that suggestion restructuring on consumer growth: Distancing and decentering paintings that is helping consumers cease determining with melancholy and behaviour activation, a strategy that is helping her or him to reengage with clearly enjoyable and lucrative actions. those elements of traditional CBT are significant within the therapy strategy of the hot recognition and dedication treatment (ACT). This booklet develops the recommendations of ACT right into a session-by-session procedure that therapists can use to regard consumers being affected by depression.
The research-proven application defined in ACT for Depression introduces therapists to the ACT version on theoretical and case-conceptual degrees. Then it delves into the specifics of structuring interventions for consumers with melancholy utilizing the ACT approach to reputation and values-based habit swap. Written through one of many pioneering researchers into the effectiveness of ACT for the therapy of melancholy, this ebook is a much-needed specialist source for the tens of thousand of therapists who're turning into ever extra drawn to ACT.
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Process Research While the existing, albeit rather limited, research thus far suggests that the efficacy of ACT compares favorably to that of cognitive therapy, analyses of process measures from the two comparative outcome studies strongly suggest that the two interventions initiate therapeutic change through differing mechanisms. In the Zettle and Hayes (1986) study, participants completed the Automatic Thoughts Questionnaire (ATQ; Hollon & Kendall, 1980) at pretreatment, posttreatment, and follow-up as well as before each weekly therapy session.
In some ways, we have already addressed this question to a considerable degree. Another way to underscore the unique features of ACT is to compare it to and contrast it with cognitive therapy, MBCT, and behavioral activation as alternative, broadly defined c ognitive behavioral approaches to the treatment of depression. Cognitive Therapy Cognitive therapy is the only approach of the three against which the relative efficacy of ACT has been compared directly thus far. Outcome Research In an initial comparative outcome study, eighteen depressed women were randomly assigned to receive twelve weekly sessions of either cognitive therapy or an early version of ACT (Zettle & Hayes, 1986).
As already discussed, I do not recommend the extension of ACT to cases of bipolar depression. Even among clients experiencing unipolar depression, it seems doubtful that ACT should be the treatment of choice if the presenting problem is primarily a function of a social skills deficit (Hersen, Bellack, Himmelhoch, & Thase, 1984; Lewinsohn & Gotlib, 1995). At this point, further research is needed to ascertain whether or not combining ACT with a primary intervention, such as social skills training, would provide more efficacious treatment in instances where the case formulation and conceptualization (see chapter 5) suggest that depression largely results from a deficit in interpersonal/social skills.