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Sad is how I Am! Treating Dysthymia in Children and Adults

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1. What are Freud's three states of ambivalence?
2. What are four principles in client decision making?
3. How does the Rubber Band technique support the Zen technique?
4. What would be a reason for using SQ3R and the Egg Timer?
5. In the ABC Technique what concept does each letter stand for?
6. What are the steps in changing your depressed adult or child clients' focus from negative to positive?
7. What do the main targets of Cognitive Therapy include and what model is useful to visualize the trend of a downward mood?
8. What are the first two steps of the KISS technique
9. What should you do to avoid clients feeling overwhelmed and overburdened, and also to be able to see progress?
10. What is a benefit derived from a client's time management study?
11. What are two purposes for a problem horoscope?
12. What two basic rules govern the application of the quantity principle?
13. What are three principles that will help with brainstorming?
14. What are the "Five W's and an H" questions?
15. What are the six criteria to assist your dysthymic client to push through their inactivity and evaluate alternatives?
16. What is the benefit of avoiding situations that induce negative self-comparisons?
17. What can be more important than you client’s mood, which is created by their perception of events?
18. What are the six steps in the Self-Comparisons Analysis table?
19. Rather than suggesting that your client argue with you, as in your role of clinician, what role might you assume?
20. What is a perception problem that reversed role-playing may create?


a. Cognitive therapy targets the conceptual and behavioral aspects of the disorder. The negative mudslide is a model to visualize a downward mood
b. the therapist is actually sarcastically mimicking the client's beliefs
c. It snaps your depressed client into the present by stopping their ruminations and obsessive thoughts
d. uninvited thought, casual event, self-comparison, analysis, response, and behavior you wish to change
e. to encourage your client to "Stop and Think” before acting compulsively and to help your client realize problems do exist
f. To decrease concentration problems experienced by dysthymic children and adults
g. Provide pain-free time
h. generate as many responses as possible and combine and improve responses to make additional new solution-responses
i. a specific, attainable goal and keep it simple
j. Emotional oscillation between love and hate; voluntary inability to decide on an action; and intellectual belief in contradictory propositions
k. the quantity principle; the deferment-of-judgment principle; and the strategy-tactics procedure.
l. realistic cognitions, increased hope, which increases self-esteem, resulting in more appropriate behaviors, and your client begins to interact in a positively reinforcing system
m. a hypothetical friend or colleague
n. your client may begin to see some activities they can minimize in order to have time for things that will help them feel better.
o. an action focus; the absolute certainty myth; unanticipated consequences; and "buyers" remorse
p. getting positive feelings from memories and positive feelings from expectations of future events
q. Goal Achievement, Implementation, Personal Consequences, Social Consequences, Short Term Consequences, Long Term Consequences
r. a stressful or upsetting event; spotting an unproductive thought while thinking it; an unsettling or painful emotional state
s. "Who,” "What," "When," "Where," "Why," & "How"
t. have them avoid scheduling more than five tasks

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21. What is the enemy of depression?
22. According to Rousseau, what is the surest way to make a child miserable?
23. According to Steven Charleston, a Native American professor, what is the most damaging proof of a child’s unimportance?
24. What are four motivational changes in depressed adolescents?
25. What generally happens the more the client does something well?
26. What are the four primary reasons people break agreements?
27. What happened when monkeys who were raised apart from their mothers with little or no physical contact with other animals, became mothers?
28. What are the ABCs of Change?
29. What are the three types of Postpartum Depression?
30. What medication is a serotonin reuptake inhibitor that, at lower doses, shares many of the safety and low side effect characteristics of the SSRIs; and at higher doses, this drug appears to block the reuptake of norepinephrine?
31. Julian Simon argues that depressed thinking is not always best characterized as what?


a. affect, behavior, and Cognition
b. Give the child everything it desires
c. seeking approval at the time; seeking comfort; rebellion; unconsciousness
d. They were either indifferent and withdraw or violent and abusive to their offspring; they were unable to regulate their emotions
e. The shrinking amount of attention from adults who “don’t have time
f. distorted
g. “baby blues;” postpardum depression; postpardum psychosis
h. movement
i. the less praise he or she gets for it
j. Venlafaxine (Effexor)
k. Paralysis of the will; escapist and avoidance wishes; suicidal wishes; and intensified dependency wishes