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Diagnosis & Treatment of Phobias with Cognitive Restructuring Interventions
Diagnosis & Treatment of Phobias with Cognitive Restructuring Interventions

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Psychologist CEs, Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, MFT CEUs | Phobias

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Questions:
1. To what does a phobia refer?
2. Which cognitive therapy technique can be a productive way to begin approaching treatment goals with phobic clients?
3. What are three techniques for developing self awareness?
4. What are four methods for directing clients?
5. What are two techniques for separating fact from fiction?
6. What are three techniques for generating alternative interpretations with the phobic client?
7. What is a method for combining both decatastrophizing and coping plans?
8. What are the five principles of agoraphobia?
9. What are three interventions for agoraphobia?
10. What are three aspects of social phobias?
11. What are two possible causes of social phobias?
12. What are four aspects of public speaking phobias?
13. What are two techniques which can be used to treat social phobias?
14. What are three techniques for client exposure?
Answers:
A. The five principles of agoraphobia are that they believe that an overwhelming disturbance can happen at any time, they believe that there is nothing that can be done to ward off or mitigate that occurrence, agoraphobics operate under the principle that if they have access to a helpful expert, such as a therapist, they can avert or redirect the dire consequences, that any particular sensation may be a sign of the phobia. And finally, a fifth principle is that if the phobia is not stopped, it can lead to death.
B. Two possible causes of social phobias are shame and social image and fear of loss of love or abandonment.
C. Two techniques for separating fact from fiction are the three column technique and hypothesis testing.
D. Three techniques for exposure are the initiation technique, cognitive avoidance, and the critical decision technique. 
E. Three aspects of social phobias are the DSM Identification of social phobias, the fear of being evaluated, and features of social phobias. 
F. One method for combining both decatastrophizing and coping plans is the point/counterpoint technique.
G. A phobia refers to a specific object of fear.
H. Four aspects of public speaking phobias are being able to function, the role of anxiety, performance feedback, and the phobic client’s cognitive set during speech.
I. Counting Automatic Thoughts can be a productive way to begin approaching treatment goals with phobic clients.
J. Two techniques which can be used to treat social phobias are decentering and time projection. 
K. Three techniques for developing self awareness which we discussed are eliciting automatic thoughts, self observation, and in vivo exercises.
L. Three techniques for generating alternative interpretations are generating alternative interpretations, dysfunctional thought records, and enlarging perspective.
M. Three interventions for agoraphobia are cognitive strategies, methods to choose acceptance, and action strategies.
N.
Four methods for directing clients are active affective statements, replacing ‘why’ with ‘how’, experiencing feelings, and fostering honesty.

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Questions:
15. What percentage of phobias disappear on their own?
16. What effect did DCS have on the participants’ treatments?
17. What argument do cognitive and behavioral therapists use regarding how social phobia is formed?
18. What are two reasons significant others should be encouraged to attend therapy with their socially phobic partner?
19. What are the three procedural recommendations made by Rosenstiel and Scott for using imagery techniques with children? 
20. What role does Beidel say that antidepressants play in working with children with social phobia? 
21. What is emphasized by the DSM-IV describing the diagnosis as "selective mutism"?
22. How does touching the toy spider while a client is in SpiderWorld affect their treatment process? 
23. How might lightning be simulated to help clients overcome their fear?
24. Why is treating a needle phobia important?
25. In Study 2, no difference was found in driving frequency between the pre- and post-treatment questionnaires. What may be implied about VRET from this result?
26. What are two behavioral measures for determining if a child has a specific phobia?
Answers:
A.  Imagery scenes should be tailored to the age of the child, Treatment should incorporate children's fantasies and cognitions, Non-verbal cues supply important information about the treatment process.
B. It implies that VRET alone may not be sufficient in the treatment of driving phobia for some individuals.
C.  Beidel says that the drugs "[seem] to decrease their anxiety just enough to then engage them in behavior therapy"
D. Behavioural Avoidance Tasks (BATs) and Direct Observation of Anxiety (DOA) tasks
E. The DSM-IV emphasizes that "selective mutism" is selectively dependent on social context.
F. The partner who has social phobia may be pushed excessively into uncomfortable situations; and anecdotal evidence suggests that those who live with people with
anxiety disorders commonly experience feelings of anger, resentment, and confusion. Thus, efforts should be made to educate and support significant others.
G. It helps to increase the transfer from the virtual world to the real world.
H. Treating a needle phobia is important in order to equip the client with appropriate coping strategies so that venepuncture may be performed in other establishments at other times.
I. DCS greatly raised the effectiveness of the treatment to reduce the participants’ fear of heights.
J.  Lightning can be simulated through the use of static electricity.
K. Cognitive and behavioral theorists argue that the condition results from an individual's development over time of cognitive distortions based on social learning patterns.
L. 20%


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