Treatment for chronic depression using Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP)
Article first published online: 5 JUN 2003
Copyright © 2003 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Clinical Psychology
Volume 59, Issue 8, pages 833–846, August 2003
How to Cite
McCullough, J. P. (2003), Treatment for chronic depression using Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP). J. Clin. Psychol., 59: 833–846. doi: 10.1002/jclp.10176
- Issue published online: 7 JUL 2003
- Article first published online: 5 JUN 2003
The article presents an overview of the chronic depression construct in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSMs) since 1980, including developmental etiology and psychopathological patterns of the chronically depressed adult. Then the Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP), an empirically supported psychotherapy and the only therapy developed specifically to treat chronic depression, is described. CBASP addresses the idiosyncratic problems of the chronically depressed adult using Situational Analysis, the Interpersonal Discrimination Exercise, and Behavioral Skill Training/Rehearsal techniques. The first two techniques are illustrated using a verbatim case example. © 2003 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Psychol/In Session.