ERIC Number: EJ803776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy for Chronic Depression
Arnow, Bruce A.
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, v12 n1 p6-16 Win 2005
Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) was developed specifically for the chronically depressed patient. CBASP has been shown to be as efficacious as medication singly, and in combination with antidepressant medication is associated with notably high response rates in chronic depression. CBASP's core procedure, "situational analysis," is highly structured, and designed to bring about changes in thinking and behavior by emphasizing the relationships between these factors and specific situational outcomes. CBASP conceptualizes the chronically depressed patient as having interpersonal difficulties that are likely to emerge in the therapeutic relationship. These difficulties are anticipated through "transference hypotheses" formulated early in treatment and instructions regarding the constructive resolution of therapeutic impasses are an integral part of treatment.
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Psychotherapy, Depression (Psychology), Cognitive Restructuring, Counseling Effectiveness, Behavior Modification, Interpersonal Relationship, Counselor Client Relationship
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