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(p. 29) Problem-Solving and Managing Overwhelming Tasks 

(p. 29) Problem-Solving and Managing Overwhelming Tasks
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(p. 29) Problem-Solving and Managing Overwhelming Tasks
Author(s):

Steven A. Safren

, Susan E. Sprich

, Carol A. Perlman

, and Michael W. Otto

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190235581.003.0004
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date: 23 September 2019

This chapter covers how the therapist can help clients with ADHD manage overwhelming tasks, those that remain on the task list for many days or weeks without getting completed. Worksheet 1: Problem-Solving: Selection of Action Plan is introduced. Information is provided regarding how clients can use structured problem-solving techniques to help them arrive at a solution. Instructions are given for helping clients break down large tasks into smaller, more manageable chunks to increase the likelihood that they will complete tasks. A case vignette illustrates how a client can get to work on a seemingly overwhelming task.

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