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(p. 183) Session 12: Cognitive Strategies 

(p. 183) Session 12: Cognitive Strategies
(p. 183) Session 12: Cognitive Strategies

Jordana Muroff

, Patty Underwood

, and Gail Steketee

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date: 29 October 2020

This chapter provides group leaders with some cognitive therapy methods to assist clients during the process of non-acquiring, sorting, and discarding activities. Clients learn to identify problematic thinking styles and automatic thoughts related to their discarding and acquiring. Practice in using a Downward Arrow strategy to identify fears and core beliefs about their hoarding is illustrated by two case vignettes. Leaders teach group members how to use Socratic questioning to examine the evidence for their. Homework includes completing one or more thought records, a Downward Arrow form to identify beliefs associated with letting go of possessions at home, and a worksheet to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of keeping or discarding items.

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