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CBT Worksheets For Depression

Depression is characterized by an extended period of low mood, anhedonia, and reduction in activity. Dysthymia (persistent depressive disorder) is characterized by a depressed mood that occurs for most of the day, more days than not, and has been present for at least two years. Depression is a heterogeneous condition with many different triggers, presentations, and maintaining factors. Cognitive behavioral therapies (including ACT, CBT, CFT, and DBT) are effective evidence-based treatment for depression, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is an effective intervention for preventing the recurrence of depression.

  • Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HAM-D)
  • Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS)  download
  • Edinburgh Post-Natal Depression Scale (EDPS: Cox, Holden & Sagovsky, 1987)  download
  • PHQ-9 modified for Adolscents (PHQ-A) download archived copy
  • Cognitive conceptualisation (excerpt from Basics and Beyond) – J. Beck  download archived copy
  • Developing and using a case formulation to guide cognitive behaviour therapy – Persons (2015) download archived copy

Treatment guidelines

  • Depression in adults: recognition and management – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines (October 2009) download archived copy

CBT treatment manuals

  • Individual therapy manual for cognitive-behavioural treatment of depression – Muñoz & Miranda (1996) download archived copy
  • Manual for group cognitive-behavioral therapy of major depression: a reality management approach (Instructor’s manual) – Muñoz, Ippen, Rao, Le, Dwyer (2000) download archived copy 
  • Cognitive-Behavioural therapy (CBGT group program for depression – Milner, Tischler, DeSena, Rimer  download archived copy
  • Cognitive behaviour therapy for depression in young people: manual for therapists – Improving Mood with Psychoanalytic and Cognitive Therapies (IMPACT: 2010) download archived copy
  • A therapist’s guide to brief cognitive behavioral therapy – Cully & Teten (2008) download archived copy
  • CBT for depression in veterans and military service members – therapist manual download archived copy
  • CBT group treatment manual download archived copy

Behavioural activation (BA & BATD)

Suicide & self-harm

Behavioral activation for depression

Overcoming your depression

Antidepressant skills workbook

Antidepressant skills workbook (2nd edition) – Blisker & Paterson download archived copy

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