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The Feeling Good Handbook Revised edition

Author: David D. Burns

Course Created: 1999

Practice Level: Intermediate

Book Required Duration: 18 hours
3.6 out of 4.0, Based on: 8 reviews

Course Summary

The Feeling Good Handbook presents a cognitive behavioral approach to treating depression and anxiety. The text also presents an in-depth examination of medications used to treat anxiety and depression. Extensive examples of therapeutic homework are also provided.

Course Format

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Course Syllabus

  1. You Can Change the Way You Feel
  2. How to Measure Your Moods
  3. How to Diagnose Your Moods
  4. Should You Change the Way You Feel
  5. Ho to Change the Way You Feel
  6. Ten Ways to Untwist Your Thinking
  7. How to Develop a Healthy Personal Value System
  8. Cognitive Therapy in Action
  9. Why People Procrastinate
  10. A Prescription for Procrastinators
  11. Understanding Anxiety
  12. How to Fight Your Fears and Win
  13. Dealing With the Fear of Death
  14. Social Anxiety
  15. Public Speaking Anxiety
  16. How to Give a Dynamic Interview
  17. Test and Performance Anxiety
  18. Good and Bad Communication
  19. Five Secrets of Intimate Communication
  20. How to Change the Way You Communicate
  21. How to Deal with Difficult People
  22. Why People Can’t Communicate with Each Other
  23. Answers to Questions About Commonly Prescribed Medications for Depression and Anxiety
  24. The Complete Consumer’s Guide to Antidepressant Medications
  25. The Complete Consumer’s Guide to Anti-Anxiety Medications
  26. The Ingredients of Therapeutic Success – and Failure
  27. Empathy: How to Establish Rapport with the Critical, Angry Patient
  28. Agenda Setting: How to Make Therapy Productive When You and Your Patient Feel Stuck
  29. Self-Help Assignments: How to Motivate Patients Who Sabotage the Therapeutic Process

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the core components of cognitive behavioral therapy.
  • Describe the primary cognitive distortions addressed in cognitive behavioral therapy.
  • Explain causes and treatments of depression.
  • Describe causes and treatments of anxiety.
  • Identify beneficial techniques for dealing with difficult patients.
  • Discuss procrastination.
  • Describe social anxiety.
  • Discuss Antidepressant Medications.
  • Identify Anti-Anxiety Medications.
  • Describe how to motivate patients who sabotage the therapeutic process.


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