Psychopathological Symptoms, Coping Strategies and Religiosity
This course is based upon material published in the International Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences and is available as an open access article.
Coping skills are strategies that we use – cognitively, affectively and behaviorally – in order to adaptively manage the problems that affect us. Adequate use of these coping strategies results in more effective adjustments, better levels of perceived well-being, and consequently, a greater likelihood of preserving and maintaining mental balance. Of these strategies, those that involve active coping with the problem (“approach”) are more adaptive, in contrast to those that focus on avoiding the problem. Religiosity, for its part, seems to result in better health parameters, from both somatic and strictly psychological perspectives. Furthermore, it can accompany the use of coping skills, becoming another strategy type in itself. Our study seeks to analyze the relationship between coping skills and mental and psychosomatic symptomatology, as well as examining the relationship between these factors and a person’s level of religiosity. After applying an ad hoc questionnaire (sociodemographic data), the SCL-90-R and the CRI-A, results show that subjects with greater symptomatology tend toward use of avoidance strategies. In addition, religious subjects exhibit adequate levels of health, and a more adaptive coping style, which may mitigate the negative effect of age on well-being. Further studies are needed to explore this analysis in greater depth, using a larger sample and a more detailed definition of the components that make up personal religiosity.
This course on coping strategies for psychopathological symptoms is designed for social workers, professional counselors, psychologists, nurses, and substance abuse counselors, who do clinical work. This course is appropriate for beginning, intermediate and advanced level practitioners who wish to develop their understanding of coping strategies. The course material includes a brief literature review. It may also be useful for licensed clinicians who require clinical continuing education courses for license renewal.
The course is based on a journal article which includes research. It contains statistical analysis and data that some clinicians enjoy reading and others do not. A major benefit of reading research based articles for continuing education is they provide practitioners with the latest findings in their field.
Learning Objectives: This course will provide the practitioner with detailed information regarding coping strategies. Specifically, a professional will:
Describe the effects of religiosity on mental health.
Identify the relationship between coping skills and mental and psychosomatic symptomology.
Recognize the relationship between coping skills and mental and psychosomatic symptomology with religiosity.
Citation: Valiente-Barroso, C., (2013). Psychopathological Symptoms, Coping Strategies and Religiosity. International Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. doi: 10.5923/j.ijpbs.20130306.09. Reviewed by TM DiDona, PhD 2018 and found to be current. For a full list of current references, please Click Here
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- Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Ce-Classes.com, Provider #1142, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Ce-Classes.com maintains responsibility for this course. ASWB Approval Period: 1/5/2020-1/5/2023
- This course is NOT available for NBCC credit.
- The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #852 BAP-Expires 3/31/2021
- The California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, BBS, recognizes relevant course work/training that has been approved by nationally recognized certifying bodies, such as APA, to satisfy renewal requirements.
- California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) Provider Number OS-12-147-0221 Expires 2-2021
- The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners, Continuing Education Provider – 5674 expires 4/30/2021.
- The Texas Board of Professional Counselors, Continuing Education Provider
- Massachusetts Authorization Number: 1362
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- New York Social Work Board – Ce-Classes.com is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0120.
This course is Non Interactive .