Chapter

Adaptive Thinking

Steven A. Safren, Susan E. Sprich, Carol A. Perlman and Michael W. Otto

in Mastering Your Adult ADHD

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print May 2017 | ISBN: 9780190235581
Published online June 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780190682972 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med:psych/9780190235581.003.0009

Series: Treatments That Work

Adaptive Thinking

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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.

Keywords: ADHD; thought record; coach; rational response; cognitive restructuring

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Subjects: Clinical Adult Psychology ; Clinical Psychology ; Psychosocial Interventions and Psychotherapy

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