ERIC Number: ED192212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Cognitive/Behavioral Approaches to Stress Management.
Prosen, Selina Sue
This article presents a model for analyzing the sources of stress which trouble clients, and for designing cognitive/behavioral counseling interventions pertinent to those sources. The concept of stress as responses to both pleasant and unpleasant stimuli and the consequences of inadequate coping processes are examined. Three major sources of stress are postulated in this model, including: (1) situational (transitional life events and crises); (2) habitual (repetitive behaviors and activities); (3) and temperamental (characteristic anxiety-producing patterns of cognition and behavior). For each source of stress, specific cognitive and/or behavioral counseling strategies are suggested, such as values clarification, goal-setting and prioritization, self-management procedures, relaxation training, and "stress-inoculation" training. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Atlanta, GA, March 26-29, 1980). Best copy available.