I was reading some Beck and had a question regarding depressogenic assumptions. there seems to be a great importance to them, but what is the most effective way of indentifying them?? he states that one should look at patterns at a person's automatic thoughts, but are there other ways? also, if the therapist sees a pattern, is it good/bad to infer (assuming there is a good amount of "data") certain beliefs then check them with the patient??? thanks!