Depression and RET

Perspectives from Wounded Healers
  • Susan R. Walen
  • Mary W. Rader
Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (NSSB)


The main point of this chapter is to share, as fellow professionals and “wounded healers” (Rippere & Williams, 1985), what we have experienced with our own depressive illnesses and, more important, what we have learned from them. Certainly, as therapists, we had seen depressed patients and read a great deal about depression, but until we experienced depression firsthand, we felt we had never received as rich an introduction to the pain of this illness nor appreciated the fortitude of the patient who has it.


Depressed Patient Affective Disorder Cognitive Therapy Negative Thought Unipolar Depression 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan R. Walen
    • 1
  • Mary W. Rader
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyTowson State University, and Baltimore Center for Cognitive TherapyBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.The Kennedy Family CenterBaltimoreUSA

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