CBASP Treatment Articles

  1. Schramm PJ, Zobel I, Mönch K, Schramm E, Michalak J. (in press). Sleep quality changes in chronically depressed patients treated with Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy or Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System for Psychotherapy: A Pilot Study. Sleep Medicine.
  2. Brakemeier EL, Radtke M, Engel V, Zimmermann J, Tuschen-Caffier B, Hautzinger M, Schramm E, Berger M, Normann C. (2015).  Overcoming treatment-resistance in chronic depression: A pilot study on outcome and feasibility of the Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy as an inpatient treatment program. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics;84:51–56. DOI: 10.1159/000369586.
  3. Penberthy, J.K., Gioia, C.J., Konig, A., Martin, A.M., Cockrell, S.A., Meshberg-Cohen, S. (2014). Co-Occurring Chronic Depression and Alcohol Dependence: A Novel Treatment Approach. Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment, 13, 54-67.
  4. Swan, J.S., MacVicar, R., Christmas, D., Durham, R., Rauchhaus, P., McCullough, Jr., J.P. & Matthews, K. (2014). Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) for chronic depression: Clinical characteristics and six month clinical outcomes in an open case series. Journal of Affective Disorders, 162, 268-276.
  5. Wiersma JE, Van Schaik DJF, Hoogendorn A, Dekker JJ, Van HL, Schoevers RA, Blom MBJ, Maas K, Smit JH, McCullough JP, Beekman ATF, Van Oppen, P. (2014). The Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy for Chronic Depression: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, 83, 263-269.
  6. Penberthy, J.K., Gioia, G.J., Konig, A., Martin, A.,Cockrell, S. (2013). Co-Occurring Chronic Depression and Alcohol Dependence: A Novel Treatment Approach. In Ed., D. Schoef. Psychiatric Disorders – New Frontiers in Affective Disorders. InTech. Chapter 10.
  7. Penberthy JK.(2013). CBASP for Co-Occurring Chronic Depression and Alcohol Dependence. In Eds., M. Belz, F. Caspar, E. Schramm . CBASP in Practice - Basic Concepts and New Developments. München, Germany: Elsevier.
  8. Sander L, Zobel I, Dykierek P, Schramm E. (2013). Common factors in the treatment of chronic depression – comparison of 2 psychotherapy methods. Verhaltenstherapie, 22: 228–235, 2013.
  9. McCullough, Jr., J.P. (2012). The way early-onset chronically depressed patients are treated today makes me sad. Open Journal of Psychiatry, 2(1), 9-11.
  10. McCullough, Jr., J.P. (2012). Introduction and state-of-the-art issues for CBASP.  In M. Belz, F. Caspar & E. Schramm (Eds.), CBASP in Practice: Basic Concepts and New Developments. München, Germany: Elsevier. Chapter 1.
  11. McCullough, Jr., J.P., Lord, B.D., Martin, A.A., Conley, K.A., Schramm, E. & Klein, D.N (2011). The Significant Other History: An Interpersonal-Emotional History Procedure Used with the Early-onset Chronically Depressed Patient. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 65, 225-248.
  12. Schramm E, Hautzinger M, Zobel I, Kriston L, Berger M, Härter M. (2011). Comparative efficacy of the Cognitive Behavioural Analysis System of Psychotherapy versus Supportive Psychotherapy for early-onset chronic depression: Design and rationale of a multisite randomized controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry, 11:134, doi 10.1186/1471-244X-11-134.
  13. Zobel I, Kech S, van Calker D, Dykierek P, Berger M, Schneibel R, Schramm E. (2011). Long-term effects of combined Interpersonal Psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy in a randomized trial of depressed patients. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 71, 1-7.
  14. Schramm E, Zobel I, Dykierek P, Kech S, Brakemeier EL, Külz A, Berger M. (2011). Cognitive Behavioural Analysis System of Psychotherapy versus Interpersonal Psychotherapy for early-onset chronic depression: a randomized pilot study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 129(1-3): 109-116.
  15. McCullough, J. P. Jr. & Penberthy, J.K. (2011). Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy for chronic depression. In Springer, W.W., Allen, R. & Beevers, C.G. (Eds.). Treatment of Depression in Adolescents and Adults: Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons. Chapter 5, pp. 183-220.
  16. McCullough, J. P. Jr. & Penberthy, J.K. (2011). Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy for chronic depression. In Springer, W.W., Allen, R. & Beevers, C.G. (Eds.). Treatment of Depression in Adolescents and Adults: Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons. Chapter 5, pp. 183-220.
  17. Wiersma JE, van Oppen P, van Schaik DJF, van der Does AJW, Beekman ATF, Penninx BWJH. (2011). Psychological Characteristics of Chronic Depression. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, (72), 288-294.
  18. McCullough, J.P., Jr. (2010). CBASP, the third wave and the treatment of chronic depression. Journal of European Psychotherapy, 9, 169-190.
  19. McCullough, J.P., Jr., Lord, B.D., Conley, K.A. & Martin, A.M. (2010). A method for conducting intensive psychological studies with early-onset chronically depressed patients. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 64, 317-338.
  20. Neudeck, P., Schoepf, D., Penberthy, J.K. (2010). Learning theory aspects of the interpersonal discrimination exercise (IDE) in Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP). The Behavior Therapist, 33, 58-63.
  21. Sayegh , L., Locke, K.D., Pistilli, D, Penberthy, J.K., Chachamovich, E., McCullough Jr, J.P., Turecki, G. (2012). Cognitive Behavioural Analysis System of Psychotherapy for Treatment-Resistant Depression: Adaptation to a Group Modality. Behavior Change Journal. 29, 97-108.
  22. Wilbertz G, Brakemeier EL, Zobel I, Härter M, Schramm E. (2010). Exploring preoperational features in chronic depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 124, 262–269.  
  23. Zobel I, Werden D, Linster H, Dykierek P, Drieling T, Berger M, Schramm E. (2010). Theory of Mind deficits in chronically depressed patients. Depression & Anxiety, 27, 821-828.
  24. Wiersma JE, van Schaik DJ, Blom MB, Bakker L, et al. (2009). Treatment for chronic depression: cognitive behavioral analysis system of psychotherapy (CBASP). Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie, 51, 727-36.
  25. Wiersma JE, Hovens JG, van Oppen P, Giltay EJ, et al. (2009). The importance of childhood trauma and childhood life events for chronicity of depression in adults. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 70, 983-9.
  26. Wiersma JE, van Schaik DJF, van Oppen P, McCullough JP, et al. (2008). Treatment of chronically depressed patients: A multisite randomized controlled trial testing the effectiveness of CBASP for chronic depressions versus usual secondary care. BMC Psychiatry, 8. (Date of Publication: 25 Mar 2008).
  27. McCullough, Jr., J.P. (2008). The cognitive behavioral analysis system of psychotherapy: A value added strategy for chronic depression. Psychiatric Times, 25, 26-34.
  28. McCullough, J.P. (2005). Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy: Treatment for Chronic Depression. In J.C. Norcross & M.R. Goldfried (Eds.), Handbook of Psychotherapy Integration (2nd ed.).
    London: Oxford University Press.
    Chapter 13, pp. 281-298.
  29. Schatzberg, A.F., Rush, A.J., Arnow, B.A., Banks, P.L.C., Blalock, J.A., Borian, F.E., Howland, R., Klein, D.N., Kocsis, J.H., Kornstein, S. G., Manber, R., Markowitz, J.C., Miller, I., Ninan, P.T., Rothbaum, B.O., Thase, M.E., Trivedi, M.H., and Keller, M.B. (2005). Medication (nefazodone) or psychotherapy (CBASP) is effective when the other is not. Archives of General Psychiatry, 62, 513-520.
  30. Klein, D.N., Santiago, N.J. Vivian, D., Arnow, B.A., Blalock, J.A., Dunner, D.L., Kocsis, J.A., Markowitz, J.C., Manber, R., McCullough, Jr., J.P., Rothbaum, B., Rush, A.J., Trivedi, M.H., Thase, M.E., Borian, F.E, Keitner, G.I., Miller, I.W., & Keller, M.B. (2004). Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy as a maintenance treatment for chronic depression. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 72, 681-688.
  31. Arnow, B.A., Manber, R., Blasey, C., Klein, D.N., Blalock, J.A., Markowitz, J.C., Rothbaum, B.O., Rush, A.J., Thase, M.E., Riso, L.P., Vivian, D, and McCullough, Jr., J.P. (2003). Therapeutic reactance as a predictor of outcome in the treatment of chronic depression. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 71, 1025-1035.
  32. McCullough, Jr., J.P. (2003). Treating the chronic unipolar disorders with the Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP). Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session, 59, 833-846.
  33. McCullough, Jr., J.P. (2003). Treatment for chronic depression: Cognitive behavioral analysis system of psychotherapy (CBASP). Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 13, 241-263.
  34. Riso, L.P., McCullough, Jr. J.P., & Blandino, J. (2003). The Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy: A promising treatment for chronic depression. The Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice, 2, 61-68.
  35. DiSalvo, C. & McCullough, Jr., J.P. (2002). Treating a chronically depressed adolescent female using the Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy. Journal of Contemporary Psychology, 32, 273-280.
  36. Jehle, P.J. & McCullough, Jr., J.P. (2002). Treatment of chronic major depression using the Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy. Journal of Contemporary Psychology, 32, 263-271.
  37. Keller, M.B., McCullough, Jr., J.P., Klein, D.N., Arnow, B.A., Dunner, D.L., Gelenberg, A.J., Markowitz, J.C., Nemeroff, C.B., Russell, J., Thase, M.E., Trivedi, M.H., & Zajecka, J. (2000). A comparison of nefazodone, the cognitive behavioral analysis system of psychotherapy, and their combination for the treatment of chronic depression. New England Journal of Medicine, 342, 1462-1470.
  38. McCullough, Jr., J.P. (2000). The case of Katrina: Skating on thin ice. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 7, 510-514.
  39. McCullough, J.P. (1991). Psychotherapy for dysthymia: Naturalistic study of ten cases. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 179, 734-740.
  40. McCullough, J.P. & Carr, K.F. (1987). Stage process design: A predictive confirmation structure for the single case. Psychotherapy, 24, 759-768.
  41. McCullough, J.P. (1984). Cognitive-behavioral analysis system of psychotherapy: An interactional treatment approach for dysthymic disorder. Psychiatry, 47, 234-250.
  42. McCullough, J.P. (1984). Single-case investigative research and its relevance for the nonoperant clinician. Psychotherapy, 21, 282-288.
  43. McCullough, J.P. (1984). The need for new single-case design structure in applied cognitive psychology. Psychotherapy, 21, 289-400.
  44. McCullough, J.P. (1980). Helping depressed patients regain control over their lives. Behavioral Medicine, 7, 33-34.

CBASP Psychotherapy Research

  1. Elisabeth Schramm, Ingo Zobel, Petra Dykierek, Sabine Kech, Eva-Lotta Brakemeier, Anne Külz, Mathias Berger (2011). Cognitive behavioral analysis system of psychotherapy versus interpersonal psychotherapy for early-onset chronic depression: A randomized pilot study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 129, 109-116
  2. Cinciripini, P.M., Blalock, J.A., Minnix, J.A., Robinson, J.D., Brown, V.L., Lam, C.,Wetter, W.W., Schreindorfer, L, McCullough, Jr., J.P., Dolan-Mullen, P., Stotts, A.L., & Karam-Hage, M. (Jan, 2010). Effects of an intensive depression –focused intervention for smoking cessation in pregnancy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78, 44-54.
  3. Wiersma, J.E., Van Schaik, DJF, van Oppen, P., McCullough, Jr., J.P, Schoever, R.A., Dekker, J.J. et al. (2008). Treatment of chronically depressed patients: A multisite randomized controlled trial testing the effectiveness of CBASP for chronic depressions versus usual secondary care. Biological Medical Central Psychiatry, 8, 1-13.
  4. Blalock, J.A., Fouladi, R.T., Cinciripini, P.M., Markowitz, C., Klein, .N., Rothbaum, .O., Arnow, B.A., Manber, R., Riso, L.P., Sui, D., McCullough, Jr., J.P. (April, 2008). Cognitive and behavioral mediators of combined pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy of chronic depression. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 32, 197-211.
  5. Santiago, NJ,  Klein, DN, Vivian, D, Arnow, BA, Blalock,JA, Kocsis,  JH, Markowitz, JC, Manber, R, Riso, LP, Rothbaum, BO, Rush, AJ, Thase, ME, McCullough. JP, Jr. (2005). The therapeutic alliance and CBASP-specific skill acquisition in the treatment of chronic depression. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 29, 803–817.
  6. Arnow, B.A., Manber, R. Blasey, C., Klein, D.N., Blalock, J.A., Markowitz, J.C., Rothbaum, B.O., Rush, A.J., Thase, M.E., Riso, L.P., Vivian, D., McCullough, Jr., J.P., & Keller, M.B. (2003). Therapeutic reactance as a predictor of outcome in the treatment of chronic depression. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 71, 1025-1035.
  7. Klein, D.N., Schwartz, J.E., Santiago, N.J., Vivian, D., Vocisano, C., Castonguay, L.G., Arnow, B.A., Blalock, J.A., Markowitz, J.C., Rothbaum, B.O., & McCullough, Jr. J.P. (2003). Therapeutic alliance in depression treatment: Controlling for prior change and patient characteristics. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 71, 997-1006.
  8. Manber, R., Arnow, B.A., Blasey, C., Vivian, D., McCullough, J.P., Blalock, J.A., Klein, D.N., Markowitz, J.C., Riso, L.P., Rothbaum, B.O., Rush, A.J., Thase, M.E., & Keller, M.B. (2003). Patient's therapeutic skill acquisition and response to psychotherapy, alone and in combination with medication. Journal of Psychological Medicine, 33, 693-702.
  9. McCullough, Jr., J.P. (2002). What questions are we trying to answer with our psychotherapy research? Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 9, 447-452.

Chronic Depression Diagnostic Research

  1. Zobel, I., Werden, D., Linster, H., Dykierek, P.,  Drieling, T., Berger, M. & Schramm, L. (2010).  Theory of mind deficits in chronically depressed patients.  Depression and Anxiety,  27,  821-828.
  2. McCullough, Jr., J.P., Klein, D.N., Borian, F.E., Howland, R.W., Riso, L.P., Keller, M.B., & Banks, P.L.C. (2003). Group comparisons of DSM-IV subtypes of chronic depression: Validity of the distinctions. Part 2. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 112, 614-622.
  3. Nemeroff, C.B., Heim, C.M., Thase, M.E., Klein, D.N., Rush, A.J., Schatzberg, A.F., Ninan, P.T., McCullough, J.P., Weiss, P., Dunner, D.L., Rothbaum, B.O., Kornstein, S.G., Keitner, G., & Keller, M.B. (2003). Differential responses to psychotherapy versus pharmacotherapy in the treatment of patients with chronic forms of major depression and childhood trauma. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 100, 14293-14296.
  4. McCullough, Jr., J.P., Klein, D.N., Keller, M.B., Holzer III, C.E., Davis, S.M., Kornstein, S.G., Howland, R.H., Thase, M.E., & Harrison, W.M. (2000). Comparison of DSM-III-R chronic major depression and major depression superimposed on dysthymia (double depression): Validity of the distinction. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 109, 419-427.
  5. McCullough, J.P., Kornstein, S.G., McCullough, J.P., Belyea-Caldwell, S., Kaye, A.L., Roberts, W.C., Plybon, J.K., & Kruus, L. (1996). Differential diagnosis of the chronic depressions. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 19, 55-71.
  6. Klein, D.N., Kocsis, J.H., McCullough, J.P., Holzer III, C.P., Hirschfeld, R.M.A., & Keller, M.B. (1996). Dysthymia, double depression and chronic major depression: Changes in symptomatology. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 19, 421-454.
  7. Keller, M.B., Klein, D.N., Hirschfeld, R.M.A., Kocsis, J.H., McCullough, J.P., Miller, I., First, M.B., Holzer III, C.P., Keitner, G.I., Marin, D.B., & Shea, T. (1995). Results of the DSM-IV Mood Disorders Field Trial. American Journal of Psychiatry, 152, 843-849.
  8. McCullough, J.P., McCune, K.J., Kaye, A.L., Braith, J.A., Friend, R., Roberts, W.C., Belyea-Caldwell, S., Norris, S.L.W., & Hampton, C. (1994).One-year prospective replication study of an untreated sample of community dysthymia subjects. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 182, 396-401.
  9. McCullough, J.P., McCune, K.J., Kaye, A.L., Braith, J.A., Friend, R., Roberts, W.C., Belyea-Caldwell, S., Norris, S.L.W., & Hampton, C. (1994). Comparison of a community dysthymia sample at screening with a matched group of nondepressed community controls. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 182, 402-407.
  10. McCullough, J.P., Roberts, W.C., McCune, K.J., Kaye, A.L., Hampton, C., Belyea-Caldwell, S., & Norris, S.L.W. (1994). Social adjustment, coping style and clinical course among DSM-III-R community unipolar depressions. Depression, 2, 80-88.
  11. McCullough, Jr., J.P. (in press). "Practice, research, theory, education & training twenty-five years from now: A roundtable discussion." In J.C. Norcross & M.R. Goldfried (Eds.). The future of psychotherapy integration: A roundtable. Special issue of Journal of Psychotherapy Integration.
  12. McCullough, J.P., Braith, J.A., Chapman, R.C., Kasnetz, M.D., Carr, K.F., Cones, J.H., Fielo, J., Shoemaker, O.S., & Roberts, W.C. (1990). Comparison of early and late onset dysthymia. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 178, 577-581.
  13. McCullough, J.P., Braith, J.A., Chapman, R.C., Kasnetz, M.D., Carr, K.F., Cones, J.H., Fielo, J., & Roberts, W.C. (1990). Comparison of dysthymia major and nonmajor depressives. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 178, 611-612.
  14. McCullough, J.P., Kasnetz, M.D., Braith, J.A., Carr, K.F., Cones, J.H., & Fielo, J. (1988). Longitudinal study of an untreated sample of predominantly late onset characterological dysthymia. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 176, 658-667
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