CBT for Depression (PDF): The Little book on CBT for Depression

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The little book on CBT for depresssion is designed to be a very easy to read book for people suffering with depression. It can also be used as useful to therapists who can give it to clients to read.



CBT for Depression

The little book on CBT for depression was the first book written by Dr Nicola Ridgeway and Dr James Manning. It summarises most of the basic information that might be covered between a CBT therapist and his/her client. Each chapter is written using a dialogue format which is thought to be very helpful at sustaining attention; very important for individuals suffering with depression.

A little book on CBT for Depression

Reading is a highly effortful task for people suffering with depression. As such, this book has been designed to be very easy for people to read while they are experiencing depression. This book contains bite sized pieces of information that makes information much easier to absorb compared with a standard book. Each chapter is designed to contain one important piece of advice. As such, many clients will find this CBT book beneficial to read after their CBT session.


Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2016 Finalist


ISBN: 978-0955942976

Pages: 114

File size: 1.12 MB

Page size: 10.2 cm x 15.2 cm


Jack Magnus – Readers Favorites *****

“The Little Book on CBT for Depression is a nonfiction self-help book written by Dr. Nicola Ridgeway, ClinPsyD, and Dr. James Manning, ClinPsyD. The authors are Consultant Clinical Psychologists and Cognitive Behaviour Therapists. They had each been less than successful in persuading their clients to read the books dealing with depression that they would recommend to them. While the books were excellent and had much to offer, the clients found them difficult to read in their current low-energy states, and physically heavy and cumbersome. This book started out as therapy notes from CBT sessions, which were collected and compiled into a booklet they would give to their clients. Clients returned asking for copies for friends and family, so the authors put The Little Book on CBT for Depression into large scale production. There are 18 sessions in the text, that each take about 5 minutes to work through. While some may choose to read through the entire text in one sitting, working carefully through each of the sessions may prove to be more beneficial.”

The Wishing Shelf Book Awards: Feedback

Title: The Little Book on CBT for Depression
Author: Dr. James Manning, Dr. Nicola Ridgeway
Star Rating: 5 Stars
Number of Readers: 23
Editing: 10/10
Writing Style: 10/10
Content: 10/10
Cover: 9/10
Of the 23 readers:
22 would read another book by this author.
19 thought the cover was good or excellent.
21 felt it was easy to follow.
23 would recommend this book to another reader to try.
23 thought the author(s) understood the readership and what they wanted.

Readers’ Comments

‘I liked that it was so accessible and not full of medical jargon.’ Female reader, aged 55
‘I don’t suffer from depression, except when my wife insists I go shoe shopping with her. But I read this self-help book with interest. Firstly, I liked the concept. The authors understand a person who is not well might not wish to plough through a 500-page brick. So, this is sort of a summary. A condensed study of how to deal with depression and stress. Secondly, the writing style is perfect: not overly wordy and not full of scientific jargon. Thirdly, it’s optimistic and probably won’t depress the reader any further. A very important attribute.’ Male reader, aged 41
‘It’s written by two doctors who work with CBT, so that’s a good start. I dislike self-help books where just anybody thinks they know the answer. They can be very dangerous. This book seems to be designed as a pocket book; a book you put in your pocket and, when your day is particularly bad, you can turn to it for help. The authors know this book is not the answer to all your problems, but it might just help. And it is in this respect that it’s brilliant. Also, from reading it, you can tell that the authors are basing the advice the offer on their experience in the field. And that, I would say, is the best advice you can get.’ Female reader, aged 62

‘This should be on the bookshelf of every person who suffers from depression and stress. Accessibly written and optimistic, our readers highly recommend it.’ The Wishing Shelf Book Awards

Other books in the series

CBT Worksheets for Kids – OCD 978-1789701609
CBT Worksheets for Anxiety 978-1537015026
CBT Worksheets for Depression
CBT Worksheets for Panic Attacks 978-1535558860
Therapy Notes 978-1983501043
Delux spiral bound version of CBT Worksheets 978-1911441229


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