The Feeling Good Handbook

About the Course:

In this sequel to “Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy”, Dr. David D. Burns offers comprehensive step-by-step exercises and techniques to help people deal with a variety of everyday problems, ranging from mood disorders to such situations as procrastination, public speaking, and marital conflict. Based on the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy, “The Feeling Good Handbook”, offers clinicians and patients alike a wealth of ideas that can be used to combat distorted thinking and improve mental health.

Publication Date:

1999 Edition


Burns, David, M.D.

About the Author:

David D. Burns, M.D. received his M.D. degree from Stanford University School of Medicine and completed his psychiatry residency at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He currently is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He is the author of

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about application of behavior cognitive concepts to daily living. It is appropriate for an introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. To recognize side effects, interactions, and other problems associated with the use of antidepressant and anti-anxiety medications.

  2. To teach patients specific techniques to help them resolve depression, anxiety, and interpersonal problems.

  3. To identify various types of cognitive distortions that lead to twisted thinking.

  4. To apply the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy to a wide variety of problems.

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