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Cognitive-Evolutionary Therapy for Depression

Authors: Giosan, Cezar

  • The first comprehensive standardized protocol of an evolutionary-driven intervention for depression
  • Presents the basic theoretical underpinnings of this new approach in a fluid, easy-to-understand manner
  • Exposes the core target to the field of evolutionary psychopathology, a topic that most practitioners are not familiar with
  • Emphasizes the crucial importance of understanding the distal causes of depression, which are routinely neglected in clinical practices
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About this book

Evolutionary psychology has recently made inroads in clinical psychology, bringing the understanding that, in some cases, mental symptoms are not manifestations of brain disorders, but rather evolved mechanisms that might function in overdrive or signal fitness problems. Thus, improvements in fitness may lead to improvements in those symptoms. Armed with such insights, this brief describes a comprehensive therapy protocol for depression – Cognitive Evolutionary Therapy (CET) –, which incorporates evolutionary understandings of this condition into well-validated cognitive techniques. CET starts with an evaluation of the evolutionary fitness of an individual, which represents the springboard for specific, evolutionary-driven behavioral and cognitive interventions. Based on the fitness evaluation, which takes place at intake, the CET therapist comes pre-equipped with a list of the patient’s fitness problems and can start working on them very early on in therapy, potentially leading to shorter interventions and cost savings. This brief will appeal to clinical psychologists and therapists who frequently employ CBT principles in therapy, as well as to clinicians who want to incorporate insights from evolutionary disciplines into their approaches.

About the authors

Cezar Giosan, PhD, Dr. Habil and faculty in the Department of Psychology at the University of Bucharest, has a doctorate in psychology from the New School University. He worked for a long time as a research psychologist in the US top-ranked Department of Psychiatry at Weill Medical School of Cornell University. Dr. Giosan has authored dozens of peer-reviewed publications in impact journals, including studies on the applications of evolutionary psychology in psychological interventions. He has tested, in premiere, in the form of a Randomized Clinical Trial, the efficacy of an evolutionary intervention for depression.

Buy this book

eBook 42,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: April 3, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-38874-4
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  • Included format:
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Softcover 51,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: April 3, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-38873-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cognitive-Evolutionary Therapy for Depression
Authors
Series Title
Best Practices in Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-38874-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-38874-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-38873-7
Series ISSN
2365-077X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 68
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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