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(p. 23) Introduction to Emotion-Focused Behavioral Experiments 

(p. 23) Introduction to Emotion-Focused Behavioral Experiments
(p. 23) Introduction to Emotion-Focused Behavioral Experiments

Jill Ehrenreich-May

, Sarah M. Kennedy

, Jamie A. Sherman

, Shannon M. Bennett

, and David H. Barlow

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date: 18 October 2019

Chapter 3 teaches the concepts of opposite action and emotion-focused behavioral experiments. Opposite action means both noticing what the emotion wants you to do and acting in a different or opposite way. Adolescent clients learn about different types of activities and come up with a list of ones they enjoy. They practice tracking emotions and activity levels and try a behavioral experiment for sadness. They are also encouraged to continue to do emotion-focused behavioral experiments for sadness or other emotions.

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