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(p. 1) Overview of the Program 

(p. 1) Overview of the Program
(p. 1) Overview of the Program

Kari M. Eddington

, Timothy J. Strauman

, Angela Z. Vieth

, and Gregory G. Kolden

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date: 25 January 2021

Chapter 1 provides clients with an overview of self-system therapy (SST), which is a structured, short-term, evidence-based treatment approach that targets motivational deficits in depression. Depression robs people of the ability to enjoy the pleasures of life. Because there can be a fine line between a normal sad mood and a diagnosis such as major depressive disorder, a qualified professional is needed to determine whether the symptoms cross that line and whether the client is likely to benefit from SST. The chapter defines the roles of the client and the therapist and explains how the workbook is used in the therapeutic process.

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