Mark Gilson, Arthur Freeman, M. Jane Yates and Sharon Morgillo Freeman

in Overcoming Depression: A Cognitive Therapy Approach

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Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9780195300000
Published online April 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780190241926 | DOI:

Series: Treatments That Work


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Chapter 3 discusses the first topic of the Taming the BEAST CBT program of socialization. During these sessions, the therapist establishes rapport with the patient, and CBT is introduced. The components of the BEAST acronym are discussed (biology, emotion, action, situation, thoughts), as well as common questions that patients have and processes of tracking moods. A treatment contract is also drawn up between the therapist and patient.

Keywords: depression; BEAST; socialization; tracking moods; treatment contract; cognitive-behavioral therapy; CBT

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Subjects: Psychosocial Interventions and Psychotherapy

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