Emily Holmes, Ph.D., interviewed by Jacqueline Persons, Ph.D.
Evidence-based approaches to treating depression often include strategies for targeting thinking patterns that contribute to depressed mood. However, these interventions typically focus on verbal thought processes. Emily Holmes, PhD and her colleagues have conducted a novel line of research examining the role of imagery in depression and other psychiatric disorders. In this interview, she and Jacqueline Persons, PhD discuss what Dr. Holmes has learned from her research and its clinical implications for assessing and treating imagery in depression.
Holmes, E. A., Blackwell, S. E., Heyes, S. B., Renner, F., & Raes, F. (2016). Mental imagery in depression: Phenomenology, potential mechanisms, and treatment implications. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 12, 249-280.
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