Name that treatment:
A cognitive-behavioral therapy technique for treating phobias and other fear- and anxiety-related problems, _______________ presents the patient with progressively stronger, more frightening stimuli at his or her own pace until he or she habituates (is desensitized) to the stimulus.
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Need a hint? It's one of these CBT interventions:
Cognitive Restructuring: Identifying and challenging negative thought patterns (cognitive distortions) and replacing them with more balanced and realistic thoughts.
Behavioral Activation: Encouraging clients to engage in positive and rewarding activities to counteract feelings of depression and low motivation.
Exposure Therapy: Gradually and safely confronting feared situations or triggers to reduce anxiety and desensitize the emotional response.
Relaxation Techniques: Teaching clients relaxation methods, such as deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, or mindfulness, to manage stress and anxiety.
Problem-Solving Skills Training: Assisting clients in developing effective problem-solving strategies to address life challenges and reduce feelings of helplessness.
Activity Scheduling: Structuring daily routines and activities to improve time management and overall well-being.
Social Skills Training: Helping clients improve their interpersonal skills and communication to enhance relationships and reduce social anxiety.
Thought Records: Keeping track of negative thoughts, examining evidence for and against them, and developing more balanced perspectives.
Graded Task Assignment: Breaking down overwhelming tasks into smaller, manageable steps to build confidence and reduce avoidance behavior.
Role-Playing: Practicing new skills or behaviors in simulated scenarios to improve social and communication skills.
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December 7, 2012