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(p. 83) Adaptive Thinking 

(p. 83) Adaptive Thinking
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(p. 83) Adaptive Thinking
Author(s):

Steven A. Safren

, Susan E. Sprich

, Carol A. Perlman

, and Michael W. Otto

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190235581.003.0009
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date: 23 September 2019

This chapter continues the discussion of the cognitive component of treatment for ADHD introduced in Chapter 8. It includes instructions for the therapist regarding how to review thought records with clients. Therapists can use a coaching story to contrast positive and negative ways of thinking. Therapists learn information about helping clients learn adaptive thinking, which involves formulating helpful rational responses to use in place of negative automatic thoughts. A case vignette illustrates how clients can begin putting these cognitive restructuring techniques into place.

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