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Coping with Stress: Problem-Focused and Emotion-Focused Strategies

Jason M. Satterfield

in A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to the Beginning of the End of Life

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Published in print February 2008 | ISBN: 9780195341638
Published online April 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780190242008 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med:psych/9780195341638.003.0003

Series: Treatments That Work

Coping with Stress: Problem-Focused and Emotion-Focused Strategies

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Chapter 3 explores methods of coping with stress, including problem-focused and emotion-focused strategies. This includes using appraisals to guide coping strategies, as well as steps to perform problem-focused coping and emotion-focused coping, as well as affirmation exercises. The ABCD (activating event, beliefs, consequences, and dispute) model of cognitive therapy is also discussed.

Keywords: medical illness; stress; coping strategies; problem-focused coping; emotion-focused coping; ABCD model; cognitive-behavioral therapy; CBT

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Subjects: Psychosocial Interventions and Psychotherapy

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