ERIC Number: ED286090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Mar
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Stress Intervention Using Cognitive Principles.
This document describes "Coping with Stress: A Cognitive Intervention Program for Children," a six-session program that was designed to expand children's awareness of how their thoughts and feelings affect the process of coping with stress. The first three sessions concentrate on skill building; the last three sessions allow participants to apply the skills they have learned. The first session introduces the concept of stress, the second session focuses on the concept of cognitive appraisal, and the third session concentrates on the concept of coping and coping options. During the fourth session, participants fill out coping checklists for a problem situation and discuss their responses. Strategies and alternatives for the stressful situation introduced in session four are developed in the fifth session. The sixth and final session gives members an opportunity to report their progress in using the strategies of session five. Cartoons, visual imagery, role playing, stories, and discussions are used to teach the concepts. A group setting is used, and the program can be adapted for use with children of different ages. This program was designed to serve as a model to expand the role of school psychologists, counselors, and mental health workers who provide services to children. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists (19th, New Orleans, LA, March 4-8, 1987).