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(p. 201) Session 13: Cognitive Therapy Skills for Letting Go 

(p. 201) Session 13: Cognitive Therapy Skills for Letting Go
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(p. 201) Session 13: Cognitive Therapy Skills for Letting Go
Author(s):

Jordana Muroff

, Patty Underwood

, and Gail Steketee

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199340965.003.0016
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date: 25 October 2020

Group members use a need versus want scale during the process of non-acquiring in order to decide on the true importance of items. They work in pairs on a sorting exercise using a variety of cognitive strategies to make decisions about possessions they have brought to group for practice. Cognitive techniques include questions about possessions, using a thought record, reviewing the advantages and disadvantages, and the Downward Arrow method, and need versus want scales. Clients are encouraged to use methods that work best for them during home practice of non-acquiring and discarding.

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