Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Depression treatment for men: Adaptation of a clinician manual and patient workbook of traditional assessment and cognitive-behavioral therapy to more effectively treat depressed men
by Rubin, Nikki, Psy.D., Pepperdine University, 2011, 495; 3465937
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this dissertation was to adapt an existing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) depression treatment developed by Muñoz Ippen, Rao, Le and Dwyer (2000) to address unique issues presented by male patients. The modified manual addressed how standard CBT exercises and interventions may be modified for male patients, particularly those with a traditionally masculine gender identity, and also recommended how assessment of depression may be approached for such patients. A literature review of peer reviewed journal articles, academic books, and relevant published manuals informed the adaptation. The adapted treatment manual was organized into 13 structured sessions where male-specific modifications were emphasized (e.g. evaluating automatic thoughts particularly relevant to depressed men). It also included reproducible sample handouts, including in-session exercises, homework assignments, and forms. Strengths and limitations of the manual, in addition to suggestions for future areas of research, were discussed as well.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Woo, Stephanie
Commitee: Erhardt, Drew, McFarr, Lynn
School: Pepperdine University
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-B 72/10, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Clinical psychology, Gender studies
Keywords: Clinician manuals, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Depression, Men, Treatment
Publication Number: 3465937
ISBN: 9781124786407
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