Anxiety Lecture_jm_fall09_class

Environmentalstressmayleadto emotionalsymptoms

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Unformatted text preview: and styles of thinking have undesirable behavioral effects Misinterpretation of bodily symptoms Cognitive Perspective: Treatment Therapist works to change “inner voice” of client Monitor thoughts and challenge them Reinterpretation of bodily symptoms Behavioral Perspective: Why are some people anxious? Environmental stress may lead to emotional symptoms Undesirable conditioned fear responses to stimuli Behavioral Perspective: Treatment Exposure to feared stimuli and response prevention Acceptance of internal cognitive and emotional events linked to behavior Importance of client’s trust in therapist May include relaxation and breathing retraining SYSTEMAT...
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