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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Strategies Guide | South Central MIRECC

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This is a practical guide for clinicians who want to use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression (CBT-D) with Veterans.

  • Can be used as an additional resource to "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression in Veterans and Military Service Members: Therapy Manual" (Wenzel, A., Brown, G. K., & Karlin, B. E., 2011)
  • Has sections for initial, middle, and later phases of CBT
  • Includes handouts for Veterans that can reinforce and validate ideas presented in session or serve as transitional objects as preparation for discharge and relapse prevention planning
  • Published 2019

This product is a best practice.


Kristi L. Crane, PsyD and Kristy M. Watters, PsyD.

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Last updated: December 14, 2023