By Robert L. Leahy

Bringing jointly a stellar array of individuals whose paintings has been at once inspired by way of Aaron T. Beck, this quantity provides present advances in cognitive treatment technology and perform. defined are new and potent methods of knowing and treating consumers struggling with quite a lot of affective, anxiousness, and character problems. The prestige of uncomplicated cognitive treatment ideas and types is mentioned, and significant theoretical and scientific refinements are elaborated. different themes comprise leading edge purposes for kids and children, undefined, and households, in addition to growth that has been made in integrating cognitive remedy with different remedies, similar to pharmacotherapy.

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Beck, A. T. (1992). Hopelessness and suicide. International Review of Psychiatry, 4, 185–192. , Beck, A. , & Kovacs, M. (1979). Drug abuse, hopelessness and suicidal behavior. International Journal of the Addictions, 14(4), 451–464. Winterowd, C. , Beck, A. , & Gruener, D. (2003). Cognitive therapy with chronic pain patients. New York: Springer. , Beck, A. , & Ludgate, J. W. (1993). ). Cognitive therapy with inpatients: Developing a cognitive milieu. New York: Guilford Press. Part II THEORETICAL AND CONCEPTUAL ISSUES THEORETICAL Beck’s Theory of Depression AND CONCEPTUAL ISSUES Chapter 2 Beck’s Theory of Depression Origins, Empirical Status, and Future Directions for Cognitive Vulnerability CHRISTINE D.

This chapter reviews this body of theory and research, and outlines the current status of cognitive vulnerability in the context of depression. VULNERABILITY DEFINED Ingram, Miranda, and Segal (1998) note that there are few explicit definitions of “vulnerability” available in the literature. However, they argue that the theory and research on vulnerability suggest a number of features that are essential to the construct and can therefore be used to arrive at a suitable definition of vulnerability.

I end this chapter with a challenge to readers of this book, especially students and those at the beginning of their careers. If what you read leads you to greater appreciation of Beck’s contributions, demonstrate your respect for him in ways that will be very meaningful to him. Try to emulate aspects of Beck’s varied and valuable career to date: (1) Maintain a more Aaron T. Beck 21 curious mind; (2) learn from your own moods; (3) work with greater stamina; (4) learn to benefit from the environment in which you live and work; (5) be more collaborative, generous, and kind; (6) empower others; and (7) practice these steps with a global vision.

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