The Core Program:

A Cognitive Behavioural Guide to Depression

Farsi Edition


(For a Farsi translation of this page, see below or click
In 2011, a team of clinicians and volunteers invested many hours of work translating the Core Program Participant’s Manual, 3rd Edition, into Farsi.
Goli Picture

This team included:
  • Goli Shifteh (pictured), who led this project
  • Felora Farahani
  • Solat Toosi
  • Mahtab Shariatmadari
  • Behsheed Darvish

We are deeply indebted to them for working so hard on this project. The original intent was to create an edition to accompany groups based on the program that were being offered for the large Farsi-speaking community in Vancouver.

Goli and her team pointed out the obvious: there are many other communities with large Farsi-speaking populations all over the world, and the team wished to make the work more widely available.

In light of their generosity, we are making the Participant Manual available free of charge to universities, physicians, and mental health professionals at no charge.

To receive a copy, simply email us at
. State your profession, country, and a brief reason for wishing a copy of the program, and we will reply with pdf versions of the client manual and related forms for your use and for reproduction for your own clients.

Please note that the Clinician Guide is not included (and regrettably is not available in Farsi). If desired, the English version of the program including the Clinician Guide can be purchased from this website. Note also that the pdf translation may not be provided to other professionals nor posted on the internet without the written permission of Changeways Clinic.