SA 12 ver2 - 2 Attributions the causes one assigns to an event characteristics ascribed to individual or object 3 Beliefs the subjective

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A Cognitive Expectancy Theory of Therapy – Hollon/Garber Reading 12 -Cognitive expectancy theory of the process of change in clinical depression. -A strategy that focuses on identifying and explicitly testing those negative expectations typical held by depressed individuals provides the most powerful, most expedient mode of clinical intervention. -Postulating a final common pathway in which negative expectations for the near and distant future play a central role. 1) Perceptions: indentifying/discriminating/ recognizing/ judging events and objects by means of sensory information. -Cognitive distortions (arbitrary inference- conclusion contrary to info. Selective abstraction- inference based on only part of the info. Magnification- exaggeration. Minimization: underestimate positive events. All of non thinking- perceives situations in absolute terms.
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Unformatted text preview: 2) Attributions: the causes one assigns to an event/ characteristics ascribed to individual or object. 3) Beliefs: the subjective probability than an object has a particular characteristic. 4) Values: important life goals/ standards of behavior. 5) Expectations: a propositional statement about the anticipated nature of events: individuals estimate that a particular event will occur. Therapy: enactive and symbolic techniques. Ones that disconfirm negative expectations most rapidly and effectively reverse negative affect, cog distortions, and negative passivity. -The optimal model for the therapeutic relationship of that of collaborative empiricism (client and therapist work together to test the clients beliefs)-De-emphasis on changing beliefs and emphasis on testing expectations that were generated by dysfunctional attribution styles....
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2010 for the course PSYCH V89.-0030- taught by Professor Susan during the Fall '09 term at NYU.

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