All of our trainings and resources are completely free to use. Please note that the manuals are intended to be used as self-help guides. All of our manuals and measures are completely free for download. We only ask that before using the programs, you enter some brief, non-identifiable information about yourself by completing the manual use survey. Link to Survey »

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CBT Online Trainings Resources and Manuals

Our team members and affiliates are committed to developing resources to help both lay people and professionals manage a wide range of conditions. Come back here any time for updates and new materials.


Stop Smoking Guide

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The guide is available in English and Spanish.

Healthy Management of Reality
Available in English, Spanish

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The Healthy Management of Reality was developed by Ricardo Muñoz in 1996. It serves as the theoretical basis for the Cognitive-Behavioral treatment manuals on this site.


Prevention of Depression Manuals
Available in English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean

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This course was used in the first randomized control trial designed to test whether major depressive episodes could be prevented (Muñoz & Ying, 1993).

     

Group Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy of Major Depression
Available in English, Spanish

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The particular perspective to CBT described here is a "reality management approach," developed by the senior author's experiences at San Francisco General Hospital since 1977.


The Mothers and Babies Course: A Reality Management Course
Available in English, Spanish, Greek

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The goal of this manual is to provide high-risk women with an intervention aimed at preventing the onset of major depressive episodes during the pre and postpartum period.


The Mothers and Babies Course: Relaxation Methods for Managing Stress
Available in English, Spanish

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The Relaxation Manual of the Mothers and Babies Course is given to the participants at the beginning of the Mothers and Babies Course, along with the main Participant Manual.

     



BRIGHT Courses

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This series of three online training courses teach addiction counselors how to implement a group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Depression in people who are in treatment for Substance use Disorder.

 


BRIGHT CBT Depression Group Manuals
Available in English, Spanish

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The first version of this treatment program was developed as a set of three manuals for a research study to see whether the program could be helpful to people who were suffering from depression.

 


BRIGHT Manuals for CBT for depression with Substance Abusers
Available in English, Spanish

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This manual is intended to help implement Building Recovery by Improving Goals, Habits, and Thoughts (BRIGHT). BRIGHT is a group cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program for individuals with depression and co-occurring alcohol and drug use problems.

 

     


Trearment Manuals for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression - Adaptation for Puerto Rican Adolescents

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These manuals area available in English and Spanish and include: a participant's manual, an individual format therapist manual and a group format therapist manual.

Group Therapy Manual for the African American Women's Group

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This manual is a revised version of the Group Therapy Manual for Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Depression developed by Ricardo F. Muñoz and Jeanne Miranda. This modified manual from 1997 was created to serve the African American Women’s Group in the Cognitive-Behavioral Depression Clinic Division of Psychosocial Medicine at the San Francisco General Hospital.

 


The Depression Treatment Manual
Available in Chinese

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Chinese translation of the Depression Treatment Manual developed at San Francisco General Hospital.

 

     

Psychological First Aid Manual from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Appendix E: available in English and Tagalog

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This manual is available in other languages at the National Child Traumatic Stress Network website.

 

 
     

Books and Measures



Vertigo and Dizziness
Available in English and Spanish

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This book on vertigo and dizziness, written by Dr. Lucy Yardley, is available for free in English and Spanish.


The Center for Epidemiological Studies - Depression Scale

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Radloff, L. S. (1977). The CES-D Scale: A self-report depression scale for research in the general population. Applied Psychological Measurement, 1, 385-401.

The CES-D (Center for Epidemiological Studies - Depression Scale) is a 20-item self-report scale that yields a continuous measure of depressive symptoms not keyed to a diagnostic system. It has been used extensively in epidemiological studies of depression in both Spanish and English.

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Mood Screener

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The Mood Screener (also called the MDE Screener, for "Major Depressive Episode Screener") asks respondents whether they have experienced enough symptoms of major depression to meet criteria for major depressive episode currently or ever in their lifetime. It is keyed to the DSM criteria for MDE, including severity criteria. In addition to information on each MDE symptom, it can be used to categorize participants into three non-overlapping groups based on their responses:

  • No MDE Hx -- No lifetime history of major depressive episodes
  • Current MDE -- Reporting meeting criteria for a major depressive episode currently, that is, within the last two weeks.
  • Past MDE -- Reporting meeting criteria for a major depressive episode at some period in the past, but not currently.

Link to studies from our group that have used the Mood Screener