Behavioral Activation Therapy
is a method commonly used in treating depression. It involves
developing a list of activities the client is likely to enjoy,
or needs to engage in as part of a normal and satisfying life.
Then, beginning with the easiest (or sometimes, the most indispensable)
activities on the list, the client agrees to carry them out in
an organized manner. This reinstates contact with the naturally-occurring
rewards of the chosen activities, which in turn helps overcome
the depressed mood.