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Directions: Assume the perspective of a CBT therapist , and show how you would proceed with Carol by answering the questions that follow the case description. CAROL: “I’m to blame for all the problems in my family” As the oldest of three children, Carol (who is 29) berates herself for her family’s tension and dissension. Her father is depressed most of the time (which Carol feels responsible for); her mother feels overburdened and ineffectual (Carol feels she contributes to this); and both her sisters are doing poorly in school and having other personal problems (Carol also assumes responsibility for this). Somehow she is convinced that if she were different and did what she should do , most of these problems would greatly diminish. Assume,
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as you listen to her, that you hear her saying some of the following things: “My father looks to me to be the strong one in the family. I must be strong if I’m to gain his approval, which I feel I must “Since my mother is overworked, I should
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  • Fall '16
  • Christopher L. Litten, MA, Ph.D.

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