This course is based upon a journal article from the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology that describes in detail an effective treatment for adolescents who have experienced a stressful event. It compares the effectiveness of multiple cognitive restructuring interventions. Experimentally induced rumination, positive reappraisal, acceptance and distancing are all evaluated in this clinical study involving 160 adolescent participants.
The article begins with a brief but complete review of relevant research literature regarding these cognitive interventions. The study methodology is well described as are the instruments used to measure the important constructs, namely stress reactive rumination, affect states, and depressive symptoms. Results of the study are described in detail including general findings and qualitative and quantitative manipulation checks. Treatment effects are described in detail.
This article describes clinical research, and if you do not like reading research, you may not like the course material. However, empirically effective treatments are an important way to improve your clinical practice and the strategies and interventions described in this study are found to be significantly effective.
This clinical ce course is useful for psychologists, social workers and professional counselors who work with adolescents and need clinical CEUs. This course is appropriate for intermediate and advanced level practitioners who wish to develop their clinical skills with adolescents or a teenage client population.
Authors: Rood, Roelogs, Bogels & Arntz
Learning Objectives: This course will provide the practitioner with detailed information regarding an effective treat stressful affect states in adolescents who have experienced a stressful event. Specifically, a professional will:
· Identify effective treatment interventions for adolescents who are experiencing stress
· Recognize the relationship between cognitive appraisals and affect state
· Distinguish coping strategies which will help adolescents deal with stress
Citation: Rood, L., Roelofs, J., Bogels, S. & Arntz, A. (2011). The effects of experimentally induced rumination, positive reappraisal, and distancing when thinking about a stressful event on affect states in adolescents. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 40: 73-84. Published with open access at Springerlink.com