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(p. 21) Session 2: Problem-Solving Skills 

(p. 21) Session 2: Problem-Solving Skills
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(p. 21) Session 2: Problem-Solving Skills
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Bryan D. Carter

, William G. Kronenberger

, and Eric L. Scott

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190070472.003.0003
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date: 03 April 2020

Building on the stress and stress management information from the last session, Session 2 introduces two specific forms of coping with stress: “Solving the Problem,” which involves you engaging in actions that instrumentally reduce the stressors to which you are exposed (active problem-solving), and “Managing the Impact” coping, i.e., those skills that reduce the effects of stressors on you physically and emotionally (relaxation and cognitive-behavioral strategies). This session describes these two forms of coping and the “when” and “how” of applying each. In this session problem-solving skills are introduced as a strategy that can reduce stress by addressing and altering the situation, and specific steps in the problem-solving process are described and illustrated.

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