Chapter 11

1. Imagine that your help as an expert in exercise psychology has been solicited by a clinical psychologist who is designing an exercise program as part of the treatment plan for a patient suffering from depression. Using the guidelines outlined by Tkachuk and Martin (1999), describe the exercise therapy that you would recommend.

2. Develop an argument that you would use in trying to convince an individual suffering from mild to moderate depression that he should consider beginning an exercise program as a way of dealing with the depression. You will need to be as convincing as you can, so you should incorporate reasons for exercising from many different approaches (e.g., both physical and psychological).