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Depression – How to build resilience through CBT

Padesky (1993) talked eloquently of the difference between collaborative guided discovery of negative thoughts that maintain depression and attempting to change client’s mind. It is this difference of intention, along with awareness, that is consistent with client empowerment. As an example, is has been shown that a person who is depressed generally perceives things negatively. Therefore rather than positioning the therapist as one with power over the depressed client’s thoughts the therapist might acknowledge his/her own subjective opinions and beliefs that may be currently outside the client’s awareness. These opinions and beliefs could than be used by clients in discussing with their therapist to work out for themselves how to experiment and apply different ideas in their lives, and ultimately to reduce distress and build resilience.

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