Depression: A Cognitive Therapy Approach
by Arthur Freeman
Arthur Freeman illustrates the foundations and key techniques of cognitive therapy in a way that’s enriching and easy to follow.
Cognitive Therapy comes to life in this reenactment of a 20-session course of therapy. Arthur Freeman illustrates the foundations and key techniques of cognitive therapy in a way that’s enriching and easy to follow.

Edward Crane blames his depression on his wife, who he says abandoned him by going back to school. “I shouldn’t feel this way!” he exclaims to Freeman in moments of frustration. Freeman begins by helping Edward focus on short-term, workable goals instead of outward blame. Through the 20-session course of therapy, Edward learns to distinguish between situations, thoughts, and feelings, and to reframe his belief of “I need to be taken care of,” to instead “I get angry when I feel incompetent.” Freeman works with Edward to develop ways to feel independent and self-sufficient so that he can begin to enjoy time by himself and not feel so angry and abandoned when his family is not around.

What therapists are saying…

"Freeman's demonstration of technique is excellent. He effectively models the desired blend between empathic, receptive listening and strategic technical interventions. . . . Experienced fellow cognitive therapists will value the opportunity to see one of our leading cognitive therapy practitioners at work. Practitioners of other orientations will welcome the chance to see how to approach a challenging case from a cognitive perspective and quickly master some of the basics. Therapists at all levels will find things they can learn from this video program. It is a truly singular teaching or learning tool."

-- Denise D. Davis, PhD, Assistant Director of Clinical Psychology Training, Vanderbilt University
In Depth
By watching this video, you'll be able to:

• Develop a therapeutic contract with a client that includes short-term specific, workable goals.
• Teach clients how to distinguish between situations, thoughts and feelings, in order to break problems down into workable parts.
• Utilize cognitive therapy fundamentals including information-gathering, confrontation, reframing and clarification in your own work with clients.

Length of video: 1:11:00

English subtitles available

Individual ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-187-9

Individual ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-187-0

Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-188-7

Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-188-7

Arthur (Art) Freeman, EdD is Clinical Professor of Psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a past president of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy and of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy. He has published 63 professional books including Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders, Clinical Applications of Cognitive Therapy, and The Comprehensive Casebook of Cognitive Therapy. He has also published two popular books, including Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda: Overcoming Mistakes and Missed Opportunities, and The Ten Dumbest Mistakes Smart People Make, and How to Overcome Them.

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