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(p. 93) Affect Regulation and Cognitive Control 

(p. 93) Affect Regulation and Cognitive Control
(p. 93) Affect Regulation and Cognitive Control

David J. Kolko

and Eric M. Vernberg

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date: 15 January 2021

This chapter introduces emotional and cognitive control skills to children, instructing them to understand their own and others’ emotions, and the role of various types of thoughts. It provides a discussion on approaching others to discuss feelings, automatic thoughts, and muscle relaxation techniques. Activities to help a child learn these skills include: making a list of emotions; identifying clues to how someone feels; and connecting events, thoughts, and feelings. The chapter includes explanations of automatic thoughts, how thoughts are associated with emotions, and how different emotions (negative/positive) lead to different actions. These activities are explained using forms provided in an appendix.

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