Michael E. Addis PhD, is associate professor of psychology at Clark University in Worcester, MA. He received his PhD from the University of Washington in 1995. Christopher R. Martell, PhD, ABPP, is a licensed psychologist, and is board certified in clinical, behavioral, and cognitive psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology.
“Addis and Martell are on the cutting edge of research on psychological treatments for depression. Now they have adapted one of the most powerful new psychological treatments for depression into an easy-to-use and convenient workbook that will be of enormous benefit to both individuals suffering from depression and therapists conducting treatment. The authors are the first to make this program generally available to clinicians and the public and, in its straightforward easy to understand format, millions of people should benefit.” — David H. Barlow, Ph.D., professor of psychology and director of clinical programs at Boston University
“Overcoming Depression One Step at a Time is based on the premise that depression arises not from within, as a result of biological or psychological processes, but from without, as a result of the environment and way that different behaviors get reinforced in society. The contextual approach to depression leads to a number of innovative, and sometimes startling new ways to deal with the symptoms of depression- for example, not attending to the content of ruminative thoughts! The authors are to be congratulated for writing a very accessible, practical and creative guide to working with key elements of depression. Even seasoned clinicians will gain new ideas about how to work in the area of depression, having read and tried the ideas in this book.” — Keith Dobson, Ph.D., professor of clinical psychology at the University of Calgary, Canada.