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(p. 109) Application of Skills to Procrastination (optional) 

(p. 109) Application of Skills to Procrastination (optional)
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(p. 109) Application of Skills to Procrastination (optional)
Author(s):

Steven A. Safren

, Susan E. Sprich

, Carol A. Perlman

, and Michael W. Otto

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190235581.003.0011
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date: 21 October 2019

This chapter outlines an optional session for clients with ADHD that focuses on procrastination. It describes how the therapist can discuss the attractive aspects of procrastination and how the client can learn to identify the negative consequences of procrastination. An exercise is presented where the client goes over the pros and cons of procrastination using a specific example. The chapter includes a discussion of how previously taught skills of problem-solving, adaptive thinking, and cognitive restructuring can be applied to procrastination. A case vignette illustrates the process of identifying the long-term and short-term effects of procrastination.

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