The book Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression written by William Knaus and his close associate Albert Ellis explains the best REBT techniques for the treatment of depression. REBT methods (Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy) are innovative techniques in the field of depression treatment directed toward addressing both irrationalities in depressive thinking but also conditions that commonly coexist with depression. These conditions usually include worry, fear, anxiety, anger, panic, and low tolerance for frustration. This book is a powerful and comprehensive self-help workbook aimed at overcoming depression, preventing it from coming back, and dealing with depressive thinking effectively. The workbook is an easy-to-use, step-by-step guide that may be helpful to many depression sufferers. The powerful strategies for fighting depression offered in the book include action-oriented steps described in a simple, direct language supported by stories and techniques you can practice instantly. The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression by William Knaus and Albert Ellis is a a trusted resource for people suffering from depression, recommended by therapists and sought out by people like you who are inspired to overcome this dreadful disease and change their lives to the better.
About the authors
William Knaus, Ed.D., is a noted expert psychologist in Massachusetts with more than 40 years of clinical experience in working with seriously depressed people. He has authored over twenty books, including five on overcoming procrastination. One of the original directors of training at the famous Albert Ellis Institute, Knaus has appeared in numerous television and radio shows, national magazines and major newspapers, such as the Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune. In addition to the treatment of depression and overcoming procrastination, his specialties include anxiety and substance abuse, and frustration tolerance training.
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Albert Ellis held M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in clinical psychology from Columbia University and American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). He pioneered a form of psychotherapy that combined ways of detecting and changing irrational thoughts that can lead to anxiety with techniques for replacing negative behaviors with positive ones. Ellis is considered to be the founder of cognitive-behavioral therapies and one of the originators of the cognitive revolutionary paradigm shift in psychotherapy. He also founded the Albert Ellis Institute (based in New York City) and served as the President Emeritus of the Institute.
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Albert Ellis and REBT
Elliss work included a type of cognitive behavioral therapy developed in 1955, called rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT). This approach challenged the slow-moving methodology of Sigmund Freud, which was the prevailing psychotherapeutic treatment at the time. REBT methods proved to be quite effective at relieving problems like anger, anxiety, and depression. Albert Ellis authored and co-authored more than 80 books and 1200 articles (including eight hundred scientific papers) during his lifetime. He died from natural causes, aged 93.
Book Reviews by Amazon Buyers
The book Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression has been reviewed 14 times at Amazon.com. The total rating for this book is 4.3 out of 5. There were 9 five star ratings, 2 four star ratings, 2 three star ratings, and 1 one star rating (see Diagram 1).
5 star rating quotes:
‘I am in no way saying this is a cure for depression or for whatever it is that you’re going through but, it is a tremendous help! People saw a huge change in me.’ (Josh ‘JAC,’ USA)
‘For individuals with mild to moderate depression, this resource can lessen the suffering of depression. If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, then this book is for you.’ (Rocco B. Rubino, USA)
4 star rating quote:
‘The book has been a slow read, but has had a lot of useful tips and strategies to help me overcome my problems with depression.’ (Emily E. Saxon)
3 star rating quotes:
‘It will take a lot of self-discipline to work through this book and may be beyond what someone in a depressive hole can muster.’ (K. Manizade, USA)
1 star rating:
‘Not sure if it will be very useful as it is cery simplified and aimed at the individual who perhaps wants to work through their depression independently rather than with professional help.’ (A. Nguyen, USA)
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