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(p. 91) Module 1: Skills for Getting Started: Planning Your Treatment 

(p. 91) Module 1: Skills for Getting Started: Planning Your Treatment
(p. 91) Module 1: Skills for Getting Started: Planning Your Treatment

Ann M. Steffen

, Larry W. Thompson

, and Dolores Gallagher-Thompson

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date: 23 May 2022

This chapter covers Module 1: Skills for Getting Started: Planning Your Treatment. Strategies that build alliance and prevent premature dropout include explaining the therapy approach, setting expectations for treatment length, linking treatment approach to presenting problems, instilling hope, and soliciting feedback. This chapter guides practitioners to help group and individual clients develop positive expectations for treatment, understand depression, identify their values and strengths, explore their intersecting multicultural identities, personalize the CBT model, develop therapy goals, shape expectations for how change happens, and recognize the value of home practice. The importance of using written materials within and between sessions to enhance learning and retention is emphasized. Practitioners are encouraged to apply recommended strategies that are responsive to the needs of culturally diverse aging clients.

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