Coping With Depression (2004)
Nineteen million Americans suffer from depression each year It can strike anyone, and being a Christian does not exempt you. But help is here. Understanding the ABCs of emotional life-Affect, Behavior, and Cognition-can shed light on the causes of depression....
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Nineteen million Americans suffer from depression each year It can strike anyone, and being a Christian does not exempt you. But help is here. Understanding the ABCs of emotional life-Affect, Behavior, and Cognition-can shed light on the causes of depression. In this revised and updated edition of Coping with Depression, the authors look carefully at the ABCs, showing how your thoughts affect the way you feel and describing how each dimension is linked with depression. They balance the spiritual dimension of approaching depression with the most recent scientific research and offer highly practical and proven strategies for coping. If you suffer from depression or know someone who does, you will find encouragement and help in this reassuring book. "Tan and Ortberg educate and edify. They build on state-of-the-science understanding, state-of-the-treatment tips from therapy, and state-of-the-spirit nurture of the whole person. The result: an educational and uplifting book to guide people
"In this easy-to-read book, Tan and Ortberg educate and edify. They build on state-of-the-science understanding, state-of-the-treatment tips from therapy, and state-of-the-spirit nurture of the whole person. The result: an educational and uplifting book to guide people out of depression."--Everett L. Worthington, Jr., Ph.D., Chair of Psychology, Virgina Commonwealth University, author of Forgiving and Reconciling"Coping with Depression is a spiritually sensitive, scientifically informed, and highly practical resource for people struggling with depression and those who would seek to understand and help them. It offers biblically sound wisdom and is full of the best current information on depression and its treatment."--Stanton L. Jones, Ph.D., Provost, Wheaton College"Tan and Ortberg have written an exceptionally comprehensive yet readable book on managing depression. The combination of clinical wisdom and biblical insight will be most helpful to anyone struggling with depression or to those working with them. After years of teaching pastoral counseling, this text was a perennial student favorite--and the second edition is even better!"--C. Jeffrey Terrell, Ph.D., president, Psychological Studies Institute"If depression is the 'common cold' of the emotional life, then this volume reveals the cure. With this concise guide, Tan and Ortberg unravel the complex theories, research finding, and treatments for depression. Writing with a strinking blend of compassion and authority, the authors guide us into the dark chamber of clinical depression and then show us to the exits. The authors clearly describe how depression can be effectively managed and overcome with a rich mix of emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and spiritual tools. Combining state-of-the-art psychological interventions with biblical wisdom, this book is certain to become a source of insight and change for the many souls among us needlessly bearing the burden of depression."--W. Brad Johnson, Ph.D., associate professor of Psychology, United States Naval Academy
Siang-Yang Tan (Ph.D., McGill University) is Professor of Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. He has previously served as Director of the PsyD program and director of training at Fuller's Psychological Center.
Of Tan's many publications, he is best known for his book Lay Counseling (1991) and more recently for Full Service: Moving from Self-Serve Christianity to Total Servanthood (2006); Coping with Depression (2004, revised and expanded edition), with John Ortberg; Rest (2000); and Disciplines of the Holy Spirit (1997), with D. Gregg. He also co-authored, with W. Brad Johnson, a chapter entitled Spiritually Oriented Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Spiritually Oriented Psychotherapy (2005).
He is just completed a new textbook, Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Christian Perspective, published by Baker Academic.
John Ortberg is a teaching pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park, California, and previously served as teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church. He is the best-selling author of Everybody's Normal Till You Get to Know Them, If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat, Love Beyond Reason, and Old Testament Challenge. He has written for Christianity Today and is a frequent contributor to Leadership Journal. His most recent publications include When the Game is Over, God is Closer than you Think, and Overcoming Your Shadow Mission.