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By Lawrence I. Sank, Carolyn S. Shaffer (auth.)

One of the nice merits of rational-emotive remedy (RET) and cog­ nitive habit treatment (CBT) is they often hire psycho­ academic methods-including bibliotherapy, workshops, lectures, classes, recordings, and movies. I created RET firstly of 1955 after I had deserted the perform of psychoanalysis simply because i discovered it to be hugely inefficient and philosophically superficial. Being nearly hooked on one-to-one treatment because of my analytic education and event, I at the beginning did RET purely with person consumers and located this pioneering type of CBT significantly more suitable than the opposite ther­ apies with which I had experimented. by means of 1957, even if, i noticed that RET may be taught to massive num­ bers of folks via self-help books and articles and that RET -ori­ ented writings couldn't purely end up useful to most people yet that they can even be effectively hired to hasten and accentuate the treatment of my person consumers. I as a result wrote a few RET self­ support books-especially find out how to reside with a Neurotic (1957), intercourse with out Guilt (1958), a brand new consultant to Rational dwelling (with Robert A. Harper; unique variation, 1961), and A advisor to winning Marriage (with Robert A. Harper, 1961).

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The forfeiture of money is not a means of extracting money from the patient but simply one of fostering adherence to the therapeutic regimen. , a donation to a recognized charity or as a "scholarship" for a patient not otherwise able to afford treatment). THE RELAXATION MODULE - SESSION 1 OVERVIEW General Orientation First Warm-up Exercise Second Warm-up Exercise Sharing of Individual Goals Description of the Four Skill Modules and Their Relationship to Members' Goals Attendance/Performance Record (A/P Sheet) Demonstration and Instruction in Benson's Relaxation Response (BRR) Homework Assignment Feedback to Therapists Personal Reminder Form Materials Needed: 1.

The therapist can begin by asking the patient if any of the problems listed pertain to him. This usually elicits several positive responses, which can be followed by further questioning to obtain a fuller picture of the patient's concerns. It is recommended that initially the burden be placed upon the prospective group member to convince the therapist why he is an appropriate candidate for the coping skills program. It has been the authors' experience that patients leaving the screening experience feeling as though they've earned a place in the group are more apt to comply with the group program and report greater satisfaction with the results.

In this study, conducted in a community mental health center, the subjects were 40 previously hospitalized clients who were randomly assigned to either a coping skills training program or a group counseling control condition. Each treatment was for a total of 30 hours. The coping skills program included progressive relaxation (Bernstein & Borkovec, 1973), anxiety management (Suinn & Richardson, 1971), social skills and assertiveness training, and training in self-reinforcement procedures. The group counseling treatment was devoted to analyzing problems with anxiety and interpersonal relations.

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