Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depressed Veterans and Military Servicemembers

Wenzel, A., Brown, G. K., & Karlin, B. E. (2011). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depressed Veterans and Military Servicemembers: Therapist Manual. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

This book is a therapist guide that describes the fundamentals of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for depression in veterans and military servicemembers. Although the manual was originally developed for mental health clinicians who work in Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital settings, it is relevant for any clinicians who wish to learn the basics of CBT for depression. Topics covered include CBT theory, cognitive case conceptualization, session structure, behavioral strategies, cognitive strategies, and relapse prevention and termination. The manual is available for free on the US Department of Veterans Affairs website (PDF).