Overcoming Teenage Low Mood and Depression: A Five Areas Approach
CRC Press – 2012 – 362 pages
Overcoming Teenage Low Mood and Depression uses the trusted Five Areas model of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) to help young people experiencing low mood or depression to help themselves. The Five Areas model communicates life skills and key interventions in a clear, pragmatic, and accessible style, by examining five important aspects of our lives:
This exciting collection of practical and effective self-help workbooks has been developed in liaison with a team of experts working with young people. The course provides access to the proven CBT approach, and addresses all the common challenges faced during times of low mood, helping readers make positive changes in their lives in a planned and achievable way. A final workbook is aimed at friends and relatives and describes how to offer support.
The workbooks also provide an invaluable resource for school teachers, counsellors, general practitioners, nursing staff, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, youth workers, and self-help groups and other voluntary sector organisations.
A linked and completely free online support course is located at www.livinglifetothefull.com with additional resources at www.fiveareas.com.
Understanding why I feel as I do. Why bother changing?. Doing things that make me feel good. Using exercise to boost how I feel. Helpful things we do. Unhelpful things we do. Restarting things we've avoided. Practical problem solving. Noticing and changing extreme and unhelpful thinking. Being assertive. Building relationships. Overcoming sleep problems. Alcohol, drugs and me. Understanding and using anti-depressant medication. Planning for the future. Information for family and friends.
Dr Nicky Dummett MBBChir BA (Hons) DCH MMedSc MRCPsych is a Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Leeds and an expert and trainer in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. She is past Chair of the Children, Adolsecents and Families branch of the lead body for CBT in the UK, the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies and a core member of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) Psychotherapy with Children Committee.
Dr Christopher Williams MBChB BSc (Hons) MMedSc MD FRCPsych is an expert and trainer in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and works as a Senior Lecturer in Psychological Medicine at the University of Glasgow. He has been a Governing Board member of the UKCP and is past President of BABCP. He is also Patron of The National Phobics Society and Trustee of the charity Triumph over Phobia.